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Are our food systems resilient?

Dr.John Ingram presenting his work to GFAR PhD students

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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Agricultural Policy Research to Support Natural Resource Management in Indonesia’s Upland Landscapes

Indogreen project 1

This project’s research activities provide an understanding of how existing national and local policies (e.g., public investments, property rights, extension, fertiliser and water subsidies, trade policies, and taxes) influence farm household decisions that result in these environmental externalities.

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Building water governance capacity in the EU

Murray River

he purpose of this project is to fortify a continuing dialogue around water issues between the EU and Australia.

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Celebrating women in agriculture and resources

The group of women who undertook training in business skills

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.

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Stay focused and love your PhD!

Dr Rupa during fieldwork

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.

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Parliamentary Landcare Group Established in South Australia

Left to Right: Hon John Dawkins MLC, Sheree Bowman (Chair of LASA), Hon Susan Close MP, Hon Geoff Brock MP, John Chester (ALT), Gerry Butler (past Chair of LASA)

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.

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Prof. Randy Stringer Retires

Prof. Stringer with GFAR PhD students

We recently bid farewell to Prof. Randy Stringer who retired from his position at GFAR at the end of last year.

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Highlights from Day three at the 2019 AARES conference

Early Career Professionals at the AARES conference

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.

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Highlights from Day 1 of the AARES conference

Michael J. Taylor opening the AARES conference

GFAR PhD students Sitti Rahma Ma’Mun, Livia Padilha and Alfinura Sharafeyeva look back at the first day of the 63rd annual Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) conference that opened in Melbourne yesterday.

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GFAR at the AARES conference

A number of academics and PhD students from Centre for Global Food and Resources (GFAR)  are looking forward to presenting their papers at the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) 2019 annual conference starting from 13th to 15th February in Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre. This blog outlines the various talks and presentations that GFAR team members will give at the conference.

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