As with the early stages of any technology, early adopters spend a lot of time and energy trying to persuade others to adopt as well. For the purposes of this site we are calling that kind of activity, ‘advocacy’; we could have called it evangelisation, activism, lobbying or some other term that suggests enthusiastic support for an idea and some dedication to spreading it.
This part of the site is dedicated to those who would like to learn more about what kind of advocacy is happening in other areas and to help bring together the efforts and strategies, identify the most effective people or strategies to engage when trying to convince others that biochar may be worth investigating in a particular field, practise or organisation.
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It looks like the biochar ‘industry’ in NZ has missed any opportunity to wave the black flag here, for N management. I have been following the public engagement from afar over the years, but there did not seem to be … Continue reading
Peter Cundall is gardening legend in Australia. He talks about biochar kindly in the article linked below. Where are all the NZ gardening legends on this subject? Peter Cundall: organic charcoal good for your greens Peter Cundall, The Weekly Times … Continue reading
Interest in methane is bubbling up all over the pace right now… New research explores how wetlands and agriculture could be causing a global rise in methane And MPI have just released an RFP for more animal methane studies. NZ$350K … Continue reading
This was 5th December (aligned with past King of Thailand’s birthday) so we missed celebrating it here at ABE… & in NZ… and the world generally! After watching the video below, I can see that the worlds disconnection with soil … Continue reading
This posted here recently by Dr Tom Goreau… “Last year, December 5 2015 was not only World Soil Day, but 2015 was also the Year of the Soil, sponsored by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)! On … Continue reading
I’ve just circulated an ABE Sept/Oct newsletter but failed to attached the October IBI newsletter which has been forwarded to me in advance of a link on the IBI website. Here’s a link and table of contents… IBI Board commits … Continue reading
This is a heavy read but should be of keen interest to folk concerned about biochar’s future role in climate change and carbon sequestration… From: Tom Miles Date: 22 October 2016 at 01:08 Subject: [biochar] IBI: Biochar for Carbon Removal … Continue reading
Kiwis – I’m sure Don of the western-ile does not mean it literally… I’ve promised to try to help mount a NZ host-ile invasion for this event… “Dear Friends & Colleagues, In previous years, you have either presented, sponsored, exhibited, … Continue reading
I’ve listed below a few interesting research projects, that could overlap with biochar interest… 2016 Endeavour Round successful proposals “MBIE’s 2016 Endeavour Round will see 56 new scientific research programmes receive funding of more than $209 million over the next … Continue reading
I posted earlier this year on the possibility of a biochar conference session at the NZASSS conference (see below). I’m not sure if this has become a reality but the recent conference update identifies two Australian keynote speakers who have … Continue reading