|Grover is a long time organic food forest farmer and educator. He is a Soil Food Web Advisor, consulting with farmers and vintners to create and maintain the dynamic living cycles of healthy soils. With the IAFN, Grover evaluates and facilitates AF training methods and creates curriculum to bridge various disciplines in ecology to create sustainable economies in communities around the globe. In addition to bieing IAFN's chair, he is an experienced Permaculture and Biodynamic instructor.
|Milo Bekins Faries||Naturalized Costa Rican citizen, Milo has been a forest farmer for many years in Costa Rica working his Analog Forestry (AF) family farm. The farm, Finca Fila Marucha, has, as its principle objective, the production of Carbon biomass, but it does produce spices, medicinal plants, fruits, and food stuffs. The farm also serves as an AF demonstration and training site.
Apart from being the Chairperson of the IAFN from 2005-2013, Milo has worked as a community organizer, leading organizations such as the Development Council of Londres, ASADA Water Aqueduct Association, Union of Development Councils in the County of Aguirre, AF Commission for CATIE, and the Regional Council on the Environment.
|Jean Arnold||Jean Arnold lives and works in rural New Brunswick, Canada. She has been the Executive Director of Falls Brook Centre and is currently the president of The Tree Project. This position allows her to build on an impressive legacy of restoration through Analog Forestry techniques.
In recognition of her contributions to the environmental sector in Canada and abroad, Jean has been the recipient of a number of awards and sat on the boards of several prominent NGOs. She is an accredited Organic Agriculture Inspector and an Analog Forestry Trainer. Additionally, she grows a large organic garden every year to feed the many visitors, guests and extended family visiting her home. She has 4 children and 3 grandchildren.
|Bastien Beaufort||Bastien Beaufort is graduated is Ms. in Economics, Business and Administration (ISG Paris), has a Ms. in Geography and a PhD in Geography and Territorial Organization (both University of Paris 3). He is Deputy General Manager of Guayapi (Paris) a fair trade and organic company, cofounder of the Disco Soupe international movement, President of Slow Food Paris Bastille and coordinator of the Slow Food Youth Network International. He is a Latin American Expert of the International Working Groupe of Indigenous People Affairs GIPTA (France). He works closely with the Sateré Mawé indigenous people of Brazil around the Waraná Project (Parintins, Brazil and Paris, France)".
|Wirsiy Eric Fondzenyuy||Eric studied at the Dschang University Centre, Cameroon, graduating with a BSc in agriculture in 1990. He worked with Cameroon’s Ministry of Agriculture as subject matter specialist in charge of vegetable and food crops and later joined Limbe Botanic Garden (LBG) as an Agricultural Extension Officer.
Eric started environmental work in 2002, working part time, as Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for CENDEP but he now serves as Knowledge Management Officer. He has developed, sourced funding for, and managed several projects both for the LBG and CENDEP in the fields of natural resource management and sustainable agriculture.
|Anthony is a conservation biologist who graduated from the University of Melbourne where he was central to the recovery of an endangered marsupial, the Eastern Barred Bandicoot on mainland Australia. He has worked with community environmental groups and Landcare since 1994 and is currently working with farmers in SE Australia as the Sustainable Land Management Coordinator for PPWCMA. Anthony is on the Board of Farm Tree and Landcare Association and Central Victorian Biolinks Alliance. He is the President of Moorabool Landcare Network and Pentland Hills Landcare Group where he has managed connectivity project that linked riparian habitat through 29 Kilometers of farmland in Australia. Anthony is currently studying a PhD on the role of conservation in farming systems and how Analog Forestry can be used to regenerate rural landscapes.
|Ranil Senanayake||Ranil holds a PhD in Systems Ecology at U.C. Davis. He was a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne where he worked on the development of the Australian Land Care Strategy and taught Applied Forest Ecology at the Monash University at Melbourne. He developed the concept of Analog Forestry that has attracted a global network of practitioners.
Ranil has served on the Biodiversity sub-committee (IFOAM), developed the certification system ‘Green Gold’ for responsible mining in Colombia and instituted the Association for Responsible Mining in Ecuador. He has also developed standards for the Certification of Forest Garden Products (FGP), a system to evaluate Analog Forestry restoration and production projects. He is currently working on a synthesis of herbal healing knowledge at his research station ‘Cayambe’ in Sri Lanka, while also conducting research on sustainable landscape management and lobbying to set values on photosynthetic biomass globally.
|Miguel Angel Crespo||After studying business administration, Miguel Angel followed with a specialization in microbiology, allowing him to work in biological pest control using microorganisms, most of which are found in Bolivia’s tropical forests, especially in protected areas.
He is currently Director of PROBIOMA, where he is in charge of the reproduction of microorganisms used for biological control. Since 1998 these microorganisms have been used on more than 400,000 hectares and over 60 crops. The use of microorganisms has confirmed to him the value of forests, which has motivated him to work with Analog Forestry.