Workshops & Videos


Watch recent footage of our research and study programs.

Australia is a country known for its relatively high level of meat consumption. Meat reduced dietary patterns have been suggested as one of the steps towards healthier and more environmentally sustainable food systems. The number of meat reducers is growing in Australia but little is known about this population subgroup. This study provides a clearer picture of Australian consumers with different meat consumption preferences (unrestricted omnivores, meat reducers, vegetarians and vegans).


Dairy consumption in Indonesia has more than doubled in the past two decades but local production makes up less than twenty percent of Indonesia’s growing demand for dairy products. To keep up with demand, various extension programs have aimed to bridge the gap between new science and local farmers.

Water theft is a topic that does not enjoy a lot of research. To improve water protection, an international team of researchers, led by the University of Adelaide, have carefully examined what drives water theft, including social attitudes, institutions and future supply uncertainty. The team built a novel framework to better understand theft deterrents and a model to capture drivers of theft, allowing them to test changes to detection, prosecution and conviction systems.

A new approach to water economics may help predict the tipping/failure points (economic, environmental, social etc.) when water is scarce. New research from the University of Adelaide enables us to improve water management even when the future is murky.


Eating our words. Talk is often cheap. But when it comes to our food choices, its value is seemingly in free-fall. Recent University of Adelaide research reveals a vast gulf between what we say we want to eat, and what we actually buy.

This video provides an outline of one aspect of our recent research which has generated proof-of-concept regarding sustainable and profitable outcomes for coffee-growing households in the Mount Elgon region of Uganda through the implementation of a novel integrated value chain program targeting poverty, social exclusion, gender empowerment, biodiversity conservation and land care.

This project aims to strengthen cocoa value chains in the South Pacific islands (Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu) and Australia.

The Vietnam vegetables project has offered farmers an opportunity to improve their livelihoods and reduce poverty, this film highlights some of the key impacts and outcomes.

Australian chef Luke Nguyen travels to Lao Cai, a mountainous province in the northern region of Vietnam, to see how Australian Aid supports local people and improves their livelihood.

This video features farmers who are earning 3-4 times the income through growing vegetables compared to growing rice.

Towards more profitable and sustainable vegetable farming systems in north western Vietnam.The aim is to enhance the profitability and sustainability of smallholder vegetable farmers in north western Vietnam with particular focus on women and ethnic minorities in Lao Cai province.

The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), the University of Adelaide and the Crawford Fund deliver regional agribusiness master classes throughout South East Asia to help young researchers learn valuable marketing and consumer skills.

This course, part of the Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business, gets students out of the classroom and demonstrates the practicalities of running a successful agribusiness firm in today's global marketplace.


We have organised a variety of workshops across the world based on topics relevant to researchers and organisations involved in global food business.

Many of these workshops are complementary to the international agricultural research for development projects our researchers lead, enabling our researchers to impart knowledge and experiences to their collaborators and other stakeholders, e.g. policymakers. Summaries of some recent international workshops hosted both in Adelaide and overseas are provided below.

Recent workshops

Masterclass Fiji

This Masterclass in September 2019 will focus on Value Chain Analysis and Market Research techniques combined with practical exercises and relevant field work.

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Sustainability in food value chains – Australian and European perspectives

GFAR organised a workshop on value chain sustainability in association with the Australasian Agriculture and Resource Economics Society (AARES) in September 2017.

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Nutrition sensitive agriculture – looking through a nutrition lens

Global Food Studies held a successful Workshop “Nutrition sensitive agriculture – looking through a nutrition lens” in Hanoi, Vietnam on 1st-2nd December 2014. 

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Food standards course

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).

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Agribusiness masterclass - Vietnam

The Agribusiness Master Class was attended by 18 participants from Vietnam and 6 participants from regional countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia and the Philippines).

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Agribusiness masterclass - Myanmar

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.

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