About Us

The University of Adelaide’s Centre for Global Food and Resources has a global reputation for creating and applying knowledge on secure and resilient global food and resource systems. 

Since its formation in 2014, the Centre has built a strong track record in:

  • Delivery of academic programs focused on tackling global food system and resource issues and opportunities.
  • Specialised research from a multidisciplinary team with academic, industry and policy experience.

Based in the heart of Australian primary production and agribusiness, we understand both the capacity and drivers of success of Australian producers, agribusinesses and supply chain participants. We are cultivating the next generation of agribusiness and resource professionals, through a unique mix of business fundamentals, practical experience and global connections. Our unparalleled agricultural and wine research, and training facilities also extend to campuses located at The Waite Research Institute and Roseworthy College.

This unique Centre conducts world-class innovative interdisciplinary research, using a whole of systems approach. We address economic, policy, agribusiness and social issues affecting global food systems. In addition, we connect relevant partners ranging from industry organisations and enterprises to government institutions and policy makers. Our networks extend across the globe with strong research partnerships with agricultural, food, health and environmental scientists, as well as industry, government and NGOs. 

Our priority is achieving healthy, resilient and productive communities and landscapes, which are food, water and resource secure.

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  • Executive team

    Executive Director Professor Wendy Umberger
    Associate Director Agribusiness Innovation  Mr Craig Johns
  • Academics

    Senior Research Fellow Dr David Adamson
    Agribusiness Outreach Program Manager Ms Elizabeth Gunner
    Research Associate Mr Jack Hetherington
    Associate Professor Dr Adam Loch
    Research Fellow Dr Lenka Malek
    Research Associate Dr Rio Maligalig
    Associate Professor Dr Patrick O'Connor
    Senior Lecturer  Dr Alexandra Peralta
    Research Fellow Mr Theo Simos
    Associate Professor Dr Liam Wagner
    Research Fellow Dr Ying Xu
    Senior Lecturer Dr Di Zeng
    Associate Professor  Dr Alec Zuo
  • Administrative staff

    Business Manager  Dr Natasha Caulfield
    Administration Officer Ms Julia Avdeeva
  • Visitors

    Visiting Scholar Ms Fafa Yan
  • Adjuncts

       
    Adjunct Emeritus Professor Emeritus Professor Kym Anderson
    Adjunct Associate Professor Dr Jennifer Cleary
    Adjunct Senior Fellow Dr Jay Cummins
    Adjunct Associate Professor  Dr Arief Daryanto
    Adjunct Associate Professor  Dr Sahara Djaenudin
    Adjunct Senior Fellow Mr Jeremy Badgery-Parker
    Adjunct Professor  Dr Garry Griffith
    Adjunct Fellow Dr Juliane Haensch
    Adjunct Researcher Dr Xiaobo He
    Adjunct Professor Professor Ashok Khurana
    Adjunct Associate Professor  Dr John Leake
    Visiting Research Fellow Dr Pamela Lyon
    Adjunct Associate Professor Dr Ian Overton
    Adjunct Professor Dr Tom Reardon
    Adjunct Professor  Dr Kurt Schwabe
    Adjunct Fellow Dr Claire Settre
    Adjunct Associate Professor Dr Robert Shupp
    Adjunct Professor  Professor Randy Stringer
    Adjunct Emeritus Professor Emeritus Professor Mike Young
    Adjunct Researcher Dr Wahida
  • PhD students

  • PhD alumni

    Thesis Researcher
    Payments for environmental services to strengthen ecosystem connectivity in a central sumatran agricultural landscape Laura Bateman
    Food system transformation in Fiji: Exploring the determinants of diet quality and health outcomes in rural and urban households Anna Finizio
    The effect of smallholder vegetable production on children's dietary quality and nutritional outcomes: evidence from Vietnam Christian II Genova
    Examining the importance of spatial influences on irrigators’ water trading behaviour in the southern Murray-darling basin Juliane Haensch
    Horticultural farming and development outcomes: Examining human and social capital investment among horticultural households in rural Indonesia Phassara Khamthara
    Economic analysis of farm household perceptions and preferences for salinity intrusion risk reduction in the Mekong river delta Tien Khong
    Eliciting farmer preferences for rice varietal trait improvements using an experimental methodology based on investment games Rio Maligalig
    Improving the robustness of water management in Indonesia Sitti Rahma Mamun
    Examining the spatial influences of natural capital in the Australian agricultural landscape Maksuda Mannaf

    Understanding factors driving changes of food consumption in urban Vietnam

    Anh Duc Nguyen
    Analysing the drivers of dietary diversity, diet quality and household food security in developing Asia: Evidence from urban Vietnam and rural Bangladesh Jesmin Ara Rupa
    Understanding the roles of gender in rural development: the case of labour-intensive chilli production in Indonesia Apri Laila Sayekti
    Understanding adaptation and water market behaviour of irrigators and non-landholder stakeholders in the Murray-Darling Basin Constantin Seidl
    Exploring the use of water markets for improved environmental outcomes Claire Settre
    Adoption of high value horticultural crops in Indonesia. Determinants and impacts. Suprehatin

    Impacts of climatic variability, water scarcity and socio-economic demographics on farmers’ mental health in Australia

    Sahar Daghagh Yazd
    The potential for innovative farm business structures in the Australian grains sector Brendan Lynch
    Exploring the nutrition knowledge, attitudes and practices of pregnant women in Australia Lenka Malek