It has been a busy week for our team! In addition to successfully organising Prof Mike Young’s Harvard Lecture, we also have good news from our staff and students.
We congratulate Dr Wahida for her PhD completion. Dr Wahida attended the graduation ceremony on 15th September 2015 accompanied by her beautiful family. Her PhD project entitled “Food System Transformation in Indonesia: Factors Influencing Demand and Supply for Alternative Pest Management Farming Systems” was supervised by Associate Professor Wendy Umberger, Professor Randy Stringer and Dr Dale Yi. Once again congratulations Dr Wahida!
Dr Risti Permani gave a presentation on ‘Food Value Chain Development’ at APEC Food Security Training and Workshop, 7-9 September in Beijing, China. The workshop was organised by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS) and attended by around 40 participants from China, Japan, Germany, Chile, Peru, Ghana, New Zealand, USA, PNG, Indonesia, etc. Various topics were discussed during the workshop from multi-dimensional food security concept, agriculture finance, Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (visit this link for further information), smallholder market participation, food loss and many more.
Our students have also been busy working on their mid-term assignments and exam! Students at AGRIBUS 7055 Global Food and Agricultural Markets welcomed Mr Cameron Hall, General Manager, Elders International as a guest lecturer on Tuesday 15th September. Mr Hall shared his extensive experience in beef industry in Australia and provided an excellent summary of global beef markets including drivers to increased beef demand and Australia’s comparative advantage. Thank you Cameron for your time!