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Enhancing Livelihoods and Food Security from Agroforestry and Community Forestry in Nepal

Nepal is a beautiful and mountainous landlocked central Himalayan country with a population of 26 million – just over that of Australia. Sixty-six percent of the population derives their livelihoods through agriculture, tree resources and forest products. Nepal also struggles with high levels of hunger and poverty, with 41% of its population reportedly under-nourished and […]

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Going nuts for new almond varieties

Australia is now the second biggest producer of almonds in the world, with most being exported to India. The Waite-based Australian Almond Breeding Program has been a successful collaboration between the University of Adelaide and the Almond Board of Australia and it’s growers since 1997. Funded through Horticulture Innovation Australia, the program employs classical breeding […]

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Colin Rivers: Reflections on 50 years at the Waite

2017 marks 50 years since Colin Rivers, Technical Officer with the Fertiliser Technology Research Centre (FTRC), started here at the Waite. His passion for his work is amazing. Over the years, Colin has enjoyed helping hundreds of postgraduate students with their studies, has a dogged determination to solve problems and in recent years has produced […]

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Tall Poppy Award for Dr Jayakumar Bose

Plant scientist Dr Jayakumar Bose has been named a 2017 South Australian Tall Poppy in recognition of his work at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology at the University of Adelaide here at Waite, as well as his earlier scientific endeavours. The Young Tall Poppy Science Awards are presented annually […]

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Wine sensory event combines taste and sound

The Waite Research Institute and School of Ag, Food and Wine recently hosted a public event at Urrbrae House combining wine and sound

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Waite 3MT winners

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students. Twelve Waite students participated in the School of Ag, Food and Wine heat.

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