Friday, 16 March 2012

Namoi workshops for rural women (CRRMH RAMHP Program)

Rural women are invited to attend one of three workshops being held in the Namoi catchment to help them build resilience in the face of change in agriculture and the climate. Rural Women Building Resilience in the Face of Change workshops will be held at Bendemeer, Mullaley and Wee Waa on March 20, 21 and 22.

Jennifer Caine from the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health will discuss the current and future risks to health from climate change, and the responses that will be necessary. The Australian Farm Institute’s Mick Keogh will speak about the challenges of natural resource management and opportunities such as carbon farming. NSW DPI climatologist, Michael Cashen, will provide an overview of what is happening with the climate and its effect on farming.

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