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IndoDairy project researchers in Australia

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

This week Indonesian researchers are joining the Northern Australia Dairy Innovation Days and touring the subtropical dairy industry.

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World Food Day at GFAR

World Food Day at GFAR

Today the staff and PhD students at the Centre for Global Food and Resources (GFAR) are hosting a lunch to celebrate World Food Day.

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Understanding rural poverty in China

Dr Di Zeng in discussion with academics from Guangxi University including A/Prof Chen

Dr Di Zeng recently visited Guangxi University to present the 39th Li Da Lecture on “Poverty-stricken counties in China’s agricultural development: A county-level panel data analysis”.

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Day 2 at AARES Conference

Prof. Wendy Umberger presenting work done with her PhD student Jesmin Rupa

GFAR PhD students Apri Sayekti , Phassara Khamthara and Rida Akzar recap the second day of the annual Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) conference.

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Insights from the 93rd Agricultural Economics Society (AES) annual conference

GFAR Phd student Abdul Hasibuan presenting his paper

GFAR PhD student Abdul Hasibuan recently attended the 93rd Agricultural Economics Society (AES) Conference held at University of Warwick, UK..

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Gender researchers unite to implant seeds of change

Poster presented by Dr. Alexandra Peralta

Last week, I attended the Seeds of Change Conference at the Ann Harding Conference Centre, University of Canberra..

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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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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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