Monthly Archives: October 2014
GFS Director to join the Governing Board of ICRISAT
Director of Global Food Studies (GFS), Associate Professor Wendy Umberger has been invited to join the governing board of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). With its headquarters in India, “ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array […]
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Food industry in Fiji
Global Food Studies researcher Craig Johns presented his work on “Food industry in Fiji” at GFS Discussion Series on 15 October 2014. His work was part of the ‘Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative’ funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). In addition to Craig Johns, three other Global Food Studies researchers […]
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Smallholder-inclusive business models in agriculture: What are they and their succces factors?
People seldom associate the term ‘business models’ with ‘smallholders’. However, ’smallholder-inclusive business models’ are in demand. With majority of agriculture sectors in developing countries are run by smallholders, a variety of strategies to better link them to markets could mean two big things: agricultural development and poverty reduction. Both would positively impact on food security. […]
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