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Professor Wendy Umberger - New President of the Policy Advisory Council

Professor Wendy Umberger, Executive Director of the Centre for Global Food and Resources, has been appointed as President to the Policy Advisory Council (PAC) by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Marise Payne.

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Domestic Agribusiness Scholarships in 2021

If you are passionate about economic, political, environmental, and social issues affecting global food systems, consider a postgraduate degree in Global Food and Agricultural Business at the University of Adelaide.

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Food for thought: Olivia Pineau shares her experiences studying a Master of Global Food and Agribusiness

Food sustainability. Bio security. Water theft. These are the pressing global issues which led University of Adelaide student Olivia Pineau, to pursue her passion and undertake a Master’s degree in Global Food and Agribusiness.  

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Recent publications

Here are some of the most recent publications produced by the team at The Centre for Global Foods and Resources (GFAR) and our colleagues.

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Welcome Germán and Chitpasong, GFAR’s two newest PhD students

GFAR welcomes its two newest PhD students Germán Puga, originally from Argentina, and Chitpasong Kousonsavath from Laos PDR.

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Aren’t we in a drought? The Australian black coal industry uses enough water for over 5 million people

Water is a highly contested resource in this long, oppressive drought, and the coal industry is one of Australia’s biggest water users. Research released today, funded by the Australian Conservation Foundation, has identified how much water coal mining and coal-fired power stations actually use in New South Wales and Queensland. The answer? About 383 billion litres of fresh water every year.

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Highlights from the 2020 AARES conference

Nikki Dumbrell shares highlights from the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Conference held in Perth last week.

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PhD scholarship available

Are you interested in looking at water issues in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia? We’re looking for a motivated student who wants to be part of an Australian Research Council Discovery Project starting in 2020 exploring the impacts of water recovery in the Murray-Darling Basin.

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Cocoa cruising to success

GFAR’s cocoa research project in Vanuatu celebrated a major achievement this week with products entering a new high-value market.

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Getting the #nextgen into international agricultural research for development

Following a presentation to high school teachers about opportunities for the next generation to fight poverty and malnutrition around the globe, Nikki Dumbrell shares her key messages in this blog.

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Update on our agribusiness-flavoured MOOC

‘Understanding Agribusiness, Value Chains and Consumers in Global Food Systems’ is an free online course developed by staff at GFAR. This week, the course won Executive Dean Award for '21st Century Learning and Teaching'! 

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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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