|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.
|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.
|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.
|Anthony Dufty||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.