A powerful conversation with Dr Anika Molesworth on the impact of the drought with our farmers. Beyond stating the challenges we face, Anika also shares what each and everyone of us can do.
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Dr Anika Molesworth is a farmer, scientist and storyteller. She has been widely recognised for her work in agricultural and food systems and generating climate change awareness. Awards include Young Farmer of the Year (2015) and Young Australian of the Year, New South Wales Finalist (2017).
Anika is passionate about ensuring the best possible future for the planet, people and the food on our plates. She’ll be joining us to acknowledge World Sustainability Day (on 27/10) to talk about her book, Our Sunburnt Country, a memoir and climate change call to arms from someone who is truly living it - a bright and passionate young farmer. Anika Molesworth fell in love with her family’s farm, a sheep station near Broken Hill, at an early age.
She formed a bond with the land as though it were a member of her family. When the Millennium Drought hit, bringing with it extreme heat and dust storms, the future she’d always imagined for herself began to seem impossible. As she learned more about the causes of – and the solutions to – the extreme weather that was killing her land and her livelihood, Anika became fired up and determined to speak out.
Talking to farmers and food producers all around the world, she realised that there was a way forward that could be both practical and sustainable – if only we can build up the courage to take it. Beautifully written and full of hope, Our Sunburnt Country shows that there is a way to protect our land, our food and our future, and it is within our grasp.