The International Affairs Committee promotes the mission of the SRM by providing information to SRM members on rangeland science and management in an international context and by informing the international community about SRM's role and the opportunities SRM provides for professional development and participation in rangeland issues.
New: Historical Material Being Archived
The International Affairs Committee has a goal of having a collection of our past history all in one archive. We want to make the collection available to future International Affairs Committees. We also want to make information from the International Range News that we previously published and Proceedings from our symposia available to those who wish to see where range management internationally has been. So far, the archives are in paper form only.
See the Archives link under the “Activities” tab above for more information.
Veronica Vasquez Garcia received the $1000 International Travel Fellowship at the 2013 SRM conference in Oklahoma City. Veronica is a full professor at the Colegio do Postgraduados in Mexico. She studies gender and environmental issues in the Mexican countryside. She does extensive fieldwork and has advised 19 graduate students from Mexico, El Salvador, and Spain in their research projects. Veronica received her doctorate at Carleton University in Canada. Her presentation at the conference was “Livestock Farming in Mexico from a Gender Perspective”, which she presented as part of the International Affairs Committee’s symposium, “Women as Change Agents in the World’s Rangelands.” Her presentation and abstract are found under the Activities tab for this committee.
The International Affairs Committee will be offering and International Travel Fellowship in 2013 to help with travel to the 2014 conference in Orlando, Florida. We will announce the availability of the application for the fellowship later this year on this website, the SRM home page, and through the SRM electronic media.
Veronica says she learned a great deal at the conference. More specifically, she says, “Before going to Oklahoma, I had a very poor understanding of the notion of ‘rangelands’. When I was there, I learned it had a lot to do with the history of the USA and Mexico's changing rural landscapes. As I came back, I decided to contact some colleagues in order to write a nation-wide proposal on pastoral women's rangeland management. The conference was a very enlightening experience!”
Rangelands From Around the World