5 July 2024

GRÓ LRT fellows visit the President of Iceland

The GRÓ LRT fellows had the privilege of visiting the President of Iceland, Mr. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, at the presidential residence Bessastaðir, this week.
The group within the remnants of birch woodlands found in the vicinity of Mount Hekla
3 July 2024

Excursion through the Hekluskógar restoration project area

Last week, the GRÓ LRT fellows went on an excursion to the Hekluskógar restoration project area in South Iceland. The focus of this trip was on land degradation, ecosystem collapse and the wet deserts in Iceland, while also studying restoration strategies and methods to restore vast areas of severely degraded land.
21 June 2024

Trip to Snæfellsnes Peninsula

The GRÓ LRT fellows went on a one-day trip to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. The focus of the trip was to look into the relationship between humans and their natural environment; delving into integration of conservation and wise use of natural resources while meeting the needs of local communities.
The AUCA guest with farmers at Kiðafell farm in Kjós
10 June 2024

Guests from the American University of Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan

Last week, GRÓ LRT had the pleasure of welcoming seven guests from the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) in Kyrgyzstan. The visit from AUCA is a part of GRÓ LRT and AUCA Erasmus+ Mobility Project, running from 2022-2024.
5 June 2024

Celebrating World Environment Day and GRÓ LRT Day

Today we celebrate both GRÓ LRT Day and World Environment Day by hearing from Dr Toshpulot Rajabov, a 2009 fellow from Uzbekistan, about his personal journey since graduating from the Land Restoration Training Programme in 2009.
Dr Toshpulot Rajabov lecturing at GRÓ LRT
1 June 2024

Guest lecturer from Samarkand State University

This week GRÓ LRT had the honour to welcome three guests from Samarkand State University in Uzbekistan: Dr Toshpulot Rajabov, Director of the Institute of Agrobiotechnology and Food Security and a fellow in 2009; Professor Mamadiyar Khayitov, Soil Scientist and Agrochemist and Head of Department of Fruit and Vegetable Science; and Dr Holmurod Jalov, Specialist in Bryology and Head of Department of Botany.