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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.Read more about CGFAR students participate in the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association Conference
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.Read more about CGFAR researcher elected chair of National Landcare Network (NLN)
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.Read more about Fieldwork stories from South Sumatra
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.Read more about Is Hydrogen the next future fuel?
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.Read more about Understanding and mitigating risks in pacific agribusinesses – student internship experience
In this blog Jack Hetherington talks about extension activities of the IndoDairy project and participation in the recently held Indo Livestock Expo in Indonesia.Read more about IndoDairy Extension and Indo Livestock Expo
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.Read more about Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business - Graduate story
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”.Read more about Understanding rural poverty in China
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.Read more about We need to refocus to fix Australia's extinction crisis
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.Read more about Experiencing the best of South Australian Agribusinesses
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..Read more about Policy research to support Indonesia’s upland landscapes
GFAR PhD student Abdul Hasibuan recently attended the 93rd Agricultural Economics Society (AES) Conference held at University of Warwick, UK..Read more about Insights from the 93rd Agricultural Economics Society (AES) annual conference
Last week, I attended the Seeds of Change Conference at the Ann Harding Conference Centre, University of Canberra..Read more about Gender researchers unite to implant seeds of change
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.Read more about Towards a sustainable fresh vegetable supply chain in Cambodia and Lao PDR
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’.Read more about Working towards sound water policy and resilient landscapes
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.Read more about Are our food systems resilient?
On this day we take a moment to reflect on the integral role women across the world play in agriculture not only as leading innovators but also as hard working farmers, operating family farms and contributing to their family and community’s development, well-being, nutrition and education.Read more about Celebrating women in agriculture and resources
Blog prepared by Jesmin Ara Rupa I started the journey of my PhD at the Centre for Global Food and Resources (GFAR) in April 2015 with a determination to make an original and significant contribution to the world of agricultural and applied economic research. Admittedly, the journey was indeed a roller coaster with a few thumps, but I have had rewarding experiences at every corner of those thumps.Read more about Stay focused and love your PhD!
Members of the South Australian Parliament have established a bi-partisan Friends of Landcare group as part of celebrations for the 20-year anniversary of the Landcare Association of South Australia (LASA). Thirty members of parliament and representatives of the landcare movement in South Australia shared dinner at Parliament House on 26th February to discuss the ethic and achievements of landcare in South Australia.Read more about Parliamentary Landcare Group Established in South Australia
A dominant theme on Friday, the final day of the 2019 Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) conference, was change and how that change can be managed.The mini symposium about drought discussed the impacts of weather change and the form in which drought can impact farmers and how governments attempt to help farmers to manage that. Glyn Wittwer illustrated the labour market impacts of the current drought in NSW using results from CGE modelling.Read more about Highlights from Day three at the 2019 AARES conference
Delegates from Institut Pertanian Bogor Indonesia (IPB University) recently visited the University of Adelaide. The delegation consisted of Dr. Arif Satria, SP, M.Si (Rector), Prof. Dr. Ir. Iskandar Zulkarnaen Siregar, M.For.Sc. (Director of International Program) Dr.Ir. Arief Daryanto, M.Ec (Dean of Vocational College), Dr. Ir. R. Nunung Nuryartono, M.Si (Dean of Faculty of Economics and Management). During the visit, the delegates met with the University of Adelaide board to discuss future international collaboration between the two universities. They also had a chance to visit the Waite Campus to witness some of the state of the art facilities in agricultural sciences and smart farming technologies.Read more about Strengthening our partnership with IPB University
The IndoDairy project is a research collaboration between Australian and Indonesian research agencies aiming to contribute to increasing milk supply (quantity and quality) by 25% by 2020 for at least 3,000 dairy producers in the geographic locations of West Java and North Sumatra: an ambitious target, but one the project, led by the Centre for Global Food and Resources (CGFAR), is using to help guide its activities. And with less than 18 months to left, the project is heading towards the ‘end game’.Read more about IndoDairy annual meeting