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Alice Springs Rural Review



Alice Springs Rural Review


Northern Territory. Department of Resources


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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains many links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.; Includes : Pastoral Market Update November 2010; Arid Zone Research Institute; AZRI, Alice Springs




Agriculture; Alice Springs Region; Periodicals

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Northern Territory Government

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Alice Springs


Alice Springs Rural Review


V 44 (9-12) December 2010

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Northern Territory Government



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ALICE SPRINGS RURAL REVIEW, Page 17 of 20 Mongolian government officials visit Alice Springs Pieter Conradie, Regional Manager Pastoral Production, DoR, Alice Springs A group of eight senior government officials from Mongolia recently visited the Desert Knowledge Precinct and Arid Zone Research Institute as part of a World Bank funded Sustainable Livelihoods project. This project organises study visits to New Zealand and Australia as they have extensive experience in sustainable land management and invest considerable resources in research of sustainable pasture and livestock management systems. In these two countries sustainable land management plays an important role in livelihood security for different farming communities for Indigenous and European farmers. The Mongolian government is looking into developing similar systems for their pastoralists. The visitors were treated to a full two day program, with a number of presentations given at the Desert Knowledge Business and Innovation Centre as well as at AZRI. Although the much anticipated visit to Old Man Plains research station had to be cancelled due to wet weather, Chris Materne and Pieter Conradie from AZRI and Andy Bubb showed the visitors different vegetation types around the Alice Springs and Simpsons Gap area. A closer look at a road train was also a highlight. The unexpected cold weather did not deter the visitors from a good look around as temperatures in Mongolia vary between -40 and +40 degrees Celsius. RIGHT: Chris Materne, Senior Rangeland Scientist, discussing the value of quality grass. ABOVE: Enjoying the view from Anzac hill

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