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

Tractor

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

GFAR at 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

Murray River

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

ACTIV President and chocolate-maker Sandrine Wallez (L) presents a package of Aelan products to Australia’s High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Ms Jenny Da Rin (R), at the launch of the new dessert on board P&O's Pacific Explorer (with GFAR’s Randy Stringer in the background). Photo: Lauren Drewery.

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

Nikki in Bac Ha Vietnam

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

Free online course: Understanding Agribusiness

‘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

Sacha in Vitoria-Gasteiz

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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Reflections from two weeks of training under the ACIAR John Allwright Fellowship Executive Leadership Program

University of New England's SMART farm

GFAR PhD candidate, Phassara Khamthara recounts her experience at the John Allwright Fellowship Executive Leadership Program workshop.

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IndoDairy project researchers in Australia

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

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

Fafa YAN

Introducing our new visiting PhD student, Fafa Yan.

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