Wisconsin’s life sciences’ periodical, “Grow,” recently featured The Land Project’s efforts in the Eastern Cape.  In  “Field Notes: South Africa,” Aisha Liebenow chats with recent LAND volunteers and visiting faculty and summarizes the current activities of the Project.

The article touches on the efforts of the LAND Project at mitigating commons erosion through rotational grazing.  This form of grasslands management, which actually originated in Africa, ‘will potentially double the level of animal production while also building soil quality, reducing erosion and promoting wildlife habitat. LAND has conducted workshops with farmers on rotational grazing and helped develop a supply chain connecting local grass-based meat to national and international markets.”

Leibenow also highlights students who recently visited the Eastern Cape with the LAND project through a new global health certificate field course, “The Agroecology of Health,” via the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  “Bell and doctoral student Valerie Stull brought 10 undergraduate and two graduate students to the Eastern Cape for a 15-day visit that encompassed learning about agroecology and hydrology systems and working with community members to establish a one-acre vegetable garden at a school in the village of Kumanzimdaka”

Read the full article on Grow’s e-magazine site.

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