Monthly Archives: June 2014
Learning by doing: Consumer research in Agribusines Master class in Vietnam
Global Food Studies’ Dr Suzie Newman, Associate Professor Wendy Umberger and Dr Dale Yi contributed to the Agribusiness Master Class Program in Hanoi, Vietnam between 2 and 7 June 2014. The program was funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and the Crawford Fund. Dr Newman was the main coordinator of […]
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Is animal welfare considered in the Food Security concept?
By Risti Permani, Global Food Studies, University of Adelaide. On my recent flight from Adelaide to the Southeast Asian region, I found an interesting article “Finished with Fins at Starwood” published by travel3Sixty, AirAsia’s travel magazine. The article reported that the international hotel chain Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced a total ban on shark […]
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Does food labelling reduce consumers’ health concerns?
Our visitor Associate Professor Sven Anders from the University of Alberta presented his paper “Effects of nutrition label use on consumer diet-health concerns” on Friday 13 June 2014, co-authored with Christiane Schroeter as part of the Interdisciplinary Research Fund (IRF) seminar series. Prof. Anders argued that consumptions trends often tend to be driven by indulgence, […]
Congratulations to MGFAB students!
It’s a wrap! Well, at least for this semester. Last week was the last teaching week of Semester 1, 2014. Global Food Studies is very proud of the achievements that MGFAB students have received this Semester. Our program has been growing significantly in the last few years. We now have students from more than 25 […]
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Sweet love: Partnership with SA premium chocolate brand to support Vanuatu farmers
South Australian premium chocolate manufacturer Haigh’s Chocolates and Global Food Studies researchers Professor Randy Stringer and Mr Craig Johns are working with Vanuatu farmers to improve the quality of their cocoa beans and increase their livelihoods. This program is part of Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative (PARDI), which is funded by the Australian Centre […]
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Food Security is different from self-sufficiency
It is widely accepted that food security is one of the major challenges that countries across the world are facing. Yet, the debate on what indicators should define the state of food security continues. As reported by the World Bulletin on 28 May 2014, The Ethiopian government recently announced that Ethiopia which has long […]
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Beef clause in trade agreements and challenges for Australian beef industry
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations continue despite criticisms of its effectiveness in providing an alternative pathway towards global economic integration. Pascal Lamy, for example, defines the TPP as “overly focussed on tariffs” (Source: iPolitics). The TPP, which consists of 12 countries including Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United […]
Strengthening networks to conduct horticulture trade research in China
The Global Food Studies (GFS) research team, Associate Prof. Wendy Umberger, Dr Suzie Newman and Dr Xiaobo He and Dr Rodd Dyer Agribusiness Research Program Manager of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) recently returned from Beijing. The trip between 19 and 22 May 2014 aimed at identifying potential research partners for a […]
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