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Participation in the Second Authors Meeting of IPBES Values Assessment

In October, Sacha Amaruzaman, a PhD Candidate in the Centre for Global Food and Resources (GFAR) and Fellow in the IPBES Assessment on the Multiple Values of Nature, participated in the Second Authors Meeting of the assessment.

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IndoDairy project researchers in Australia

This week Indonesian researchers are joining the Northern Australia Dairy Innovation Days and touring the subtropical dairy industry.

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Fafa Yan is visiting GFAR

Introducing our new visiting PhD student, Fafa Yan.

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Review of Pastoral Act provides opportunity to bring forward new ideas to South Australian land management

GFAR's Associate Professor Patrick O'Connor, along with his colleagues, has completed a detailed submission to the review of the Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989.

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World Food Day at GFAR

Today the staff and PhD students at the Centre for Global Food and Resources (GFAR) are hosting a lunch to celebrate World Food Day.

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We welcome GFAR’s newest PhD student, Trang Nguyen

Our newest PhD student at the Centre for Global Food and Resources (GFAR), Trang Nguyen, has research interests in agricultural and food system sustainability, especially within the context of climate change.

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New PhD students and visitors at GFAR

We have welcomed new PhD students and visitors at GFAR this semester. In this blog, they have each shared some information on their backgrounds and what they are looking forward to while they are here.

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Master of Agribusiness, Graduate Story - Giancarlo Cassinelli

Giancarlo Cassinelli: ‘The Master of Agribusiness' program at The University of Adelaide was a great mix for me, it allowed me to develop skills that will be of tremendous help for my career and future endeavours.

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‘If someone wants to take more, someone else has to take less’ – New Perspectives on Sharing Water

Prof. Young hopes that this water sharing paper will inspire a new dialogue and start a search for robust water-sharing arrangements that will withstand the test of time. In some areas, a few policy tweaks may be all that is necessary. In other areas, a major rethink may be necessary.

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Reflections from the 2019 Crawford Fund Conference

GFAR PhD student Anh Duc Nguyen was chosen as a scholar to attend the recently held 2019 Crawford Conference in Canberra. Duc reflects on his experience in this blog.

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CGFAR students participate in the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association Conference

Four of our post graduate students recently participated in the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association conference held in China. Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business student Claire Adams talks about her experience of participating in the conference in this blog.

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CGFAR researcher elected chair of National Landcare Network (NLN)

Congratulations to Associate Professor Patrick O’Connor for being elected as Chair of the National Landcare Network (NLN).  NLN is the representative body for Landcare groups across Australia and works to provide national representation for Landcare and other community groups working to protect Australia’s lands and waters. 

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Fieldwork stories from South Sumatra

Sacha Amaruzaman, a PhD candidate at the Centre for Global Food and Resources (CGFAR) shares latest updates about his research field work in South Sumatra, Indonesia.

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Is Hydrogen the next future fuel?

A new report authored by researchers from The Centre for Global Food and Resources (CGFAR) and The South Australian Centre for Economic Studies (SACES) explores rapid advances globally in the development of hydrogen as a future source of energy.

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Understanding and mitigating risks in pacific agribusinesses – student internship experience

During my Internship I was able to develop many new skills and it opened new career pathways. This Internship has given me more knowledge, work experience, information, confidence and connection within a broader network which are very important for my future career development. This experience complements my studies in Global Food and Agricultural Business at CGFAR, University of Adelaide.  

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IndoDairy Extension and Indo Livestock Expo

In this blog Jack Hetherington talks about extension activities of the IndoDairy project and participation in the recently held Indo Livestock Expo in Indonesia.

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Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business - Graduate story

Mr Youssey Lak: ‘The Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business Program provides “Education for Tomorrow”, which prepares students to become future leaders in agribusiness and food industry in an international setting. 

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The IPBES Fellows Workshop

GFAR PhD student Sacha Amaruzaman recently participated in the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Fellows Workshop in Morocco.

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Understanding rural poverty in China

Dr Di Zeng recently visited Guangxi University to present the 39th Li Da Lecture on “Poverty-stricken counties in China’s agricultural development: A county-level panel data analysis”.

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We need to refocus to fix Australia's extinction crisis

Australian environmental investment needs to up its game. The total expenditures need to expand to the scale of the problem and the mechanisms of investment need to engage much more of the population and economy in making a difference.

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Experiencing the best of South Australian Agribusinesses

In today’s blog our student of Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business, Alyssa Mittiga recounts her experience of the ‘Experiences and Insights into Agri Food Systems’ Course.

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Policy research to support Indonesia’s upland landscapes

An important research gap in the study of Indonesia’s upland catchments is the lack of recent analysis examining how economic policies shape farm household land use decisions..

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Day 2 at AARES Conference

GFAR PhD students Apri Sayekti , Phassara Khamthara and Rida Akzar recap the second day of the annual Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) conference.

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Insights from the 93rd Agricultural Economics Society (AES) annual conference

GFAR PhD student Abdul Hasibuan recently attended the 93rd Agricultural Economics Society (AES) Conference held at University of Warwick, UK..

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Gender researchers unite to implant seeds of change

Last week, I attended the Seeds of Change Conference at the Ann Harding Conference Centre, University of Canberra..

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Towards a sustainable fresh vegetable supply chain in Cambodia and Lao PDR

Our project on improving market engagement, post-harvest management and productivity of the Cambodian and Lao PDR vegetable industries is drawing to a close. This month, the project team have been busy finalising 4 years’ of research and development activities following our end of project review in December.

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Working towards sound water policy and resilient landscapes

According to reports from World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) 2.1 billion people live without safe water at home and globally, 80% of the people who have to use unsafe and unprotected water resources live in rural areas. The theme for this year’s World Water Day is ‘Leaving no one behind’ which is underpinned by the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: ‘Water for all by 2030’.

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Are our food systems resilient?

Last week Dr. John Ingram  of Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford visited GFAR and gave a seminar to our staff and PhD students on food system resilience.  Dr. Ingram is currently in Australia on an OECD fellowship and based at University of Queensland. He is coordinating the UK Global Food Security Programme’s “Resilience of the UK Food System in a Global Context” research program and is spending time in Australia to learn about the Resilience of the Australian Food System.

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