Animation launched – Grass-fed livestock – a climate solution?

We are very pleased to launch this @FCRNetwork animation, which summarises the conclusions of our 2017 Grazed and Confused? report. Grass-fed livestock – a climate solution? Grazed and Confused? set out to answer the question: can grazing livestock help to mitigate climate change? If so, by how much? Environmental impact studies generally show that ruminants,…

How much outside the box should we think?

A month ago, I attended a fascinating and very unique innovation and tech conference in Brisbane: Myriad. I was impressed by the many energetic and passion-driven people I met there. I was also stunned by the diversity of wild cutting-edge ideas, projects and business models that were presented (floating cities, flying cars, AI, virtual reality,…

My new Children’s book: Farmers of the World

I have just published a new Children’s book: Farmers of the world! As you might know, I love travelling and meeting the farmers and children who inspire my writing and painting. The stories of this book are based on authentic conversations with small farmers from all around the world who provide us with the delicious food that…

Paper – Grazing systems dynamics around the world

Considering the rapidity of the changes in global livestock demand and production, the large spatial extent of grazing systems (22% of the Earth’s ice-free land surface is under permanent pastures), as well as the impact of grazing systems dynamics on our society and the environment, there is an urgent need to influence the drivers of…

(4/4) – So, what’s next?

This post is the last one of a series of four posts describing my voyage to Antarctica and experience as a participant of the women in science and leadership movement Homeward Bound. If you have missed the first ones, here they are: (1/4) – The sound of our collective voices was loud, very loud, as…

(3/4) – All voices matter

This post is the third one of a series of four posts describing my voyage to Antarctica and experience as a participant of the women in science and leadership program Homeward Bound. If you have missed the first ones, here they are: (1/4) – The sound of our collective voices was loud, very loud, as…

(2/4) The Antactica of many facets

This post is the second one of a series of four posts describing my voyage to Antarctica and experience as a participant of the women in science and leadership program Homeward Bound. If you have missed the first post, here it is: (1/4) – The sound of our collective voices was loud, very loud, as…

Paper – Is Climate Change a Risk to Global Grazing Lands?

A new study published in Nature Climate Change by Lindsey Sloat (Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota) et al., and on which I am co-author has found year-to-year variability in rainfall has increased in the world’s grazing lands over the last century. Pastures and rangelands underpin global meat and milk production and are a critical…

Mental Health First Aid tips & tricks

***A Healthy new year!*** Want to lean tips, tricks and tools for taking care of your mental health and of the one of others? Here is a summary of some of the things I have learnt from a course I co-organised and participated in at The University of Queensland in January 2018.  If you are interested in learning…

Report – Grazed and Confused?

Grazed and confused? Ruminating on cattle, grazing systems, methane, nitrous oxide, the soil carbon sequestration question – and what it all means for greenhouse gas emissions Today, I am very pleased to present to you the findings of a newly published report on which I am co-lead author with Tara Garnett from the Food Climate…