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PRE-ORDER NOW: "The Forest Underground: Hope for a Planet in Crisis" by Tony Rinaudo

Pre-orders for a discounted price of $19.99 are open now for Tony Rinaudo's new autobiography "The Forest Underground: Hope for a Planet in Crisis". Pre-order now by clicking here. For delivery within Australia and NZ.

In early 2022, ISCAST will publish the inspiring autobiography of Tony Rinaudo, "the forest maker". Tony’s life story is a testimony of God’s grace and guidance, and a moving recount of discovering great hope for climate change.

How you can support

ISCAST has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the publishing of this book. Donating more than $50 can include a pre-order of the signed hardcover of the book. Other reward tiers include the eBook, and a chance to meet the author! If you'd like to support Tony in his game-changing work, this is a great way to do so. Please visit our campaign page to make a donation, and to find more details: bit.ly/TheForestUnderground

FMNR is probably the largest positive environmental transformation in the Sahel and, perhaps, in all of Africa.

Chris Reij, Sustainable Land Management Specialist at the World Resources Institute
From the back cover:
Australian agronomists Tony and Liz Rinaudo arrived at the edge of the Sahara in 1981 to plant trees. Few trees survived in the hostile terrain, and those that did were cut down by farmers. While contemplating the futility of their endeavours, Tony discovered an embarrassingly simple method of restoring landscape without planting a single tree. Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR), the sustainable system of land management that Tony pioneered, has revolutionised reforestation across Africa and beyond. In Niger alone, local farmers embracing FMNR have rehabilitated over six million hectares of ruined land and doubled their crop yields and income. Tony is a Right Livelihood Award Laureate and Principal Climate Action Advisor with World Vision.
"Tony Rinaudo presents practical solutions to counter desertification, famine and despair."
Ole von Uexkull, Executive Director of the Right Livelihood Award Foundation
"No research program—no matter how well funded—would have come up with this idea, because it expertly combines the subtleties of location- specific tree selection with farmer-specific opportunities and constraints."
Richard Stirzaker, Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency
"This is a gift from Almighty God. Everywhere you visit you bring life and joy."
Yamdaan Zimbil Longmoate, Chief of Yamenga, Ghana