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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Real world internship on value chain improvement at Harvest Moon to prepare MGFAB students be career-ready

Our Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business Sovan Vith recently completed his internship at Harvest Moon. Sovan was supervised by Mr Simon Drum, Chief Operating Officer of Harvest Moon, Mrs Lisa Breaden, Quality Assurance Manager of Harvest Moon and Global Food Studies Deputy Director and researcher Mr Craig Johns. According the company’s website, Harvest […]

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Regional cooperation for food security in ASEAN: Good framework, but need renewed commitment?

Following the 2008 food crisis, the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) approved the ASEAN Integrated Food Security (AIFS) aiming to address four major components including food security arrangements and emergency short-term relief; sustainable food trade development; integrated food security information system; and agricultural innovation. One of the remaining challenge is to see whether the […]

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Trade deal and comparative advantage in agriculture

Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) on 8 July 2014 in Canberra. According to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s official website: “More than 97 per cent of Australia‚Äôs exports to Japan will receive preferential access or enter duty-free when JAEPA is fully implemented. […]

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The capacity of Vanuatu’s cocoa industry continues to improve

Vanuatu’s cocoa industry has not only been able to develop a partnership with SA premium chocolate brand but also with a wider range of stakeholders including Vanuatu-based ice cream and biscuit manufacturers! Global Food Studies’ Professor in Agriculture and Food Policy Professor Randy Stringer is the lead project researcher of several activities to build the […]

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Six MGFAB students officially submitted their final reports

It has been a great pleasure for all Global Food Studies staff to see our Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business students completed their study. On Monday 8 July 2014, these students officially submitted their final reports of their research projects. Congratulations for Mulugeta Kassaw, Zhuang Qin, Asma Sembiring, Hongyang Dong, Sokleang Kim and […]

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ASEAN Economic Community 2015: Challenges and opportunities facing food and agriculture sector in South-East Asia

The Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries will enter 2015 with the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community. The region represented by the association is home to over 600 million people with a large share of them belong to middle class income groups. Some ASEAN members have expressed their concerns about being unprepared […]

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