Global Food Studies held a successful Workshop “Nutrition sensitive agriculture – looking through a nutrition lens” in Hanoi, Vietnam on 1st-2nd December 2014.
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.
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’.
The Centre for Global Food and Resources organised a short course on ‘Food Standards Regulations and Familiarisation’ as part of an early outcome of the ongoing negotiation of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA).
The Agribusiness Master Class was attended by 18 participants from Vietnam and 6 participants from regional countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia and the Philippines).
The aim of the Agribusiness Master Class is to develop participants knowledge of principles and practical analytical skills needed to apply market, consumer and value chain research methods to real world agribusiness problems in developing countries.
A major focus for this mobile lab is on decision-making in local contexts.
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.
Agricultural Policy Research to Support Natural Resource Management in Indonesia’s Upland Landscapes
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.
he purpose of this project is to fortify a continuing dialogue around water issues between the EU and Australia.