Awarded to Brian Williams for his contribution to the World Neem Organisation Conference in India December 2018.
Recently Hurricane Dorian devastated the Abaco Islands and left everything completely decimated. These two wonderful people, Daphne and Nick Miaoulis, were amongst those caught up in this and after a week of being told they were missing we found out that they had survived. They had set up Abaco Neem about 24 years ago and planted 8500 trees. They made products and ran tours through their property as well as lodges for visitors. That has all gone, however, 60% of the Neem trees still stand. So, it just goes to show that trees as well as humans can withstand the extremes of nature.
Naturally, we are thrilled that they have come through this and they intend to rebuild their Neem business.
Now here is an interesting character that we met at the World Neem Organisation conference last December – He is Klaus Ferlow from Canada.
He has been a keen buff and advocate of Neem for many years and has written a book on its many aspects. The book includes a valuable guide to herbs, list many beneficial applications of Neem, and explores its politics and history. The endearing story of the Neem tree is told through the eyes of one of its most enthusiastic advocates.
UNGCI’s Sustainability Goals and Role of Neem in Sustainable Development of the Globe –
Kamal K Singh, ED, United Nations Global Compact India –
Human life depends on the earth as much as the ocean for our sustenance and livelihood. Plant life provides 80% of our human diet and we rely on agriculture as an important economic resource and means of development.
Forests account for 30% of the earth’s surface providing vital habitats for millions of species and important sources for clean air and water; as well as being crucial for combating climate change. The SDGs aim to conserve and restore the use of terrestrial ecosystems such as forests, wetlands, drylands and mountains by 2020. Halting deforestation is also vital to mitigating the impact of climate change. Urgent action must be taken to reduce the loss of natural habitats and biodiversity which are part of our common heritage.
Dr SR Prasard – Role of Neem and its products in sustainable seed storage.
Dr R Annaduri – Neem for Sustainable rural livelihood security.
Dr J Morgado – Neem for Sustainable Medical Applications.
Mr B Williams – Status of Neem in Australia & Neem a sustainable Personal and Pet Care ingredient.
Dr R Saxena – Etho medicinal uses of Neem and Future Prospects>
Dr S Nagini – Neem extracts and Neem liminoids inhibit acquisition of Hallmark capabilities of Cancer.
Dr Neem Hakim – Status of Neem in Bangladesh.
Photographs – Dr Saxena & Brian, WNO Committee, Brian Williams
During my company’s 22 years in the Neem business we have many wonderful stories of what Neem has been able to do in skin treatments for both humans and animals and, God willing, we will continue to manufacture our products to an ever increasing market both in Australia and other countries.
With the world community and the majority of individuals wanting more natural products in their lives a concerted move towards Neem is well overdue.
As you are well aware, there are many highly toxic products being made and sold, especially in Agriculture, which have incredibly long life cycles – some up to 250,000 years – and could be described as helping to turn our planet into a toxic cocktail.
Whereas Neem, which is 100% biodegradable, presents a very strong alternative for insect control and all that is required is for the people of the world to demand that Neem be used to control insects in farming/gardening and when this comes to pass we will truly be able to say that
“NEEM – The Eco-friendly Solution for Sustainable Development”
has become a reality.
CEO & Director
NEEMING AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
The focus of this forum was to gather together as many international “Neem” scientists, doctors, producers and manufacturers in one place to plan how best to promote the use of Neem globally and to have a panel of specialists who would share their incredible experiences and update the participants on the very latest discoveries in Neem research worldwide. Participants were from India, Canada, Australia, Italy and Portugal.
The Conference was held in the famous Nehru Centre in Mumbai and all manufacturers were invited to have a stall in the exhibition centre.
We had a very good position for our stall in the exhibition centre- we took along our newly packaged Personal Care range of Botanical Neem and are delighted to say that the response to our products was exceptional – needless to say that we didn’t bring any back with us.
Also, we were the lunch sponsor for the conference – great Indian Cuisine and it was a great hit with everyone.
On the third day we had a B&B (Business to Business) day where we could all meet and discuss our businesses, future plans developing Neem and fostering good relationships. Many Indian companies were represented as well and we all had a great day.
Towards the end of the conference Dr Kotharii initiated a move to invite the participants to join in an international panel which would be dedicated to promoting the use of Neem worldwide titled Global Neem Action Group (GNAG). We are delighted to confirm that Brian Williams, CEO of our company, was invited to join this panel and he has accepted the invitation.
It was proposed that the panel will meet and communicate on a regular basis.
The conference re-affirmed our dedication to Neem – it truly deserves its description by the United Nations as
”THE TREE OF THE 21st CENTURY”
Brian & Carol Williams
Neeming Australia Pty Ltd
P.S. There were some brilliant presentations – some of which we have added for your benefit (Dr Morgado & Terramera).
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