Monthly Archives: September 2014
Capacity building for research: Promoting inclusive development of agricultural value chains
The Indonesian dairy industry is growing. Yet, challenges remain. Currently, Indonesia is only able to meet 30% of its domestic demand for dairy products which indicates an opportunity for the dairy industry to increase its production. Pre-farm growth-limiting constraints are evident. Issues with forage availability and quality, low animal reproductive performance, poor mastitis management and […]
Is business failure a sign of market failure?
By: Jeremy Lomman I recently joined the Global Food Studies program at the University of Adelaide. We have only scratched the surface on the mountain of economic data and reports to be analysed about the global agribusiness and food industry. One thing that is already glaringly obvious is the increasing challenge of managing the […]
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RAID: engage, connect and support agricultural researchers working in international development
Global Food Studies proudly supports any programs and networks that help promote food security including this new Australian-based network called RAID. Dr Di Mayberry explained what the network is about. Are you an early-mid career researcher working in agriculture for international development? Maybe you’re interested in international ag and want to know how to […]
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Feeding the 9 billion, well: An urgent need for post-2015 agenda and improved partnerships
The title is my conclusion from attending the 2014 Crawford Fund’s annual conference on food security, held between 26-28 August 2014 in Parliament House, Canberra. The conference was just excellent presenting prominent speakers who showed not only extensive knowledge about food security and its related challenges but also showed their care about this topic. It […]
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