Latest news

Welcome Germán and Chitpasong, GFAR’s two newest PhD students

Chiptasong

GFAR welcomes its two newest PhD students Germán Puga, originally from Argentina, and Chitpasong Kousonsavath from Laos PDR.

[Read more about Welcome Germán and Chitpasong, GFAR’s two newest PhD students]

Philippines Smallholder Dairy: Landscape Analysis and Research Priorities

Phillipines Dairy SRA

Developing the domestic dairy industry is seen as a priority for the Philippines Government. A request to the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) by the Philippines Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) initiated the development of this Small Research Activity (SRA) proposal to undertake a scoping exercise and landscape analysis of the dairy industry.

[Read more about Philippines Smallholder Dairy: Landscape Analysis and Research Priorities ]

WWW (What, Where and Why) of Household Food Waste Behaviour

Wheelie bins

The aim of the project is to understand household and the broader community’s in-house waste behaviours in order to deliver targeted education, behaviour change and incentive-based programs.

[Read more about WWW (What, Where and Why) of Household Food Waste Behaviour]

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.

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

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.

[Read more about Highlights from the 2020 AARES conference]

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.

[Read more about PhD scholarship available]

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.

[Read more about Cocoa cruising to success]

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.

[Read more about Getting the #nextgen into international agricultural research for development]

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'! 

[Read more about Update on our agribusiness-flavoured MOOC]

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.

[Read more about Participation in the Second Authors Meeting of IPBES Values Assessment]

RSS News Feed