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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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Strengthening our partnership with IPB University

IPB delegates with Jack Hetherington and Indonesian students of GFAR

Delegates from Institut Pertanian Bogor Indonesia (IPB University) recently visited the University of Adelaide. The delegation consisted of Dr. Arif Satria, SP, M.Si (Rector), Prof. Dr. Ir. Iskandar Zulkarnaen Siregar, M.For.Sc. (Director of International Program) Dr.Ir. Arief Daryanto, M.Ec (Dean of Vocational College), Dr. Ir. R. Nunung Nuryartono, M.Si (Dean of Faculty of Economics and Management). During the visit, the delegates met with the University of Adelaide board to discuss future international collaboration between the two universities. They also had a chance to visit the Waite Campus to witness some of the state of the art facilities in agricultural sciences and smart farming technologies.

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IndoDairy annual meeting

Selfie time with Dr. Rodd Dyer

The IndoDairy project is a research collaboration between Australian and Indonesian research agencies aiming to contribute to increasing milk supply (quantity and quality) by 25% by 2020 for at least 3,000 dairy producers in the geographic locations of West Java and North Sumatra: an ambitious target, but one the project, led by the Centre for Global Food and Resources (CGFAR), is using to help guide its activities. And with less than 18 months to left, the project is heading towards the ‘end game’.

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Improving groundwater allocation and use in the western USA

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Key insights include the importance of attending to the development of institutional arrangements that enable individual users to trade water.

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