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A collaborative approach to promoting food security following 2021 Crawford Fund Food and Nutrition Security - The Biosecurity, Health, Trade Nexus
Blog prepared by Hayley Pfeifer, University of Adelaide/ Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia.
Patrick O’Connor is an Associate Professor with the Centre for Global Food and Resources. For 40 years Patrick has been a committed volunteer in the Cystic Fibrosis Community. He began volunteering with the South Australian branch in 1982 as children’s camp fundraiser, organiser and leader from the year 2000.
"I currently work in the agricultural sector as a Chief Operating Officer, providing farm management and micro-insurance services for smallholder farmers in Nigeria. I couldn’t have been better prepared for the job as the Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business (GFAB) degree prepared me to work in the industry with a multisector approach, solving serious problems while turning a profit."
Wachirun Zarapho graduated from a Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business in 2020.
Luke Andrews exemplifies the new generation of agricultural students championing a more sustainable future, with his traditional rural upbringing underpinning a new direction for the industry.
Industry Internship: Utilising Daitum’s decision-based analytics to optimise transportation efficiencies for Foodbank
Combining the power of AI with a leading not-for profit service, Global Food and Agricultural Business student Alfi Dawson made an impact in his internship, working with leading Australian companies Daitum and Foodbank.
Drones, tracking software, robotics systems and blockchain technology. Sounds like something straight of out a high-tech spy lab. Who would have thought that these cutting-edge technologies were being employed by pioneers in the agribusiness industry at this very moment?
From international conferences to management lessons and insights into the local agribusiness sector, there were many highlights of the Master of Agribusiness Program for alumni Chris Moloney.
The number of woodland birds in the Mt Lofty Ranges has dropped by 45% since 2001, with 38 of 65 of monitored species in decline. In world’s best practice research conducted by GFAR’s Associate Professor Patrick O’Connor and team, analysis on 20 years of bird monitoring data provides incredibly important insights into how bird populations have been impacted by the slow degradation of woodland habitats.
The journey to an international career in trade and agribusiness was not linear for Master of Global Food and Agribusiness graduate Sharleen Wang.