Monthly Archives: October 2015
How to make Australian communities better engage with nature?
We want to congratulate Dr Alec Zuo, Associate Professor Sarah Wheeler of Global Food Studies and Dr Jane Edwards of UniSA for their recent publication at the Journal of Environment Planning and Management entitled “Understanding and encouraging greater nature engagement in Australia: results from a national survey”! A surely important publication that helps policy makers […]
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Here is a million dollar question: How to solve issues in agrifood markets and achieve food security?
After 15 hours of flights from Adelaide, I arrived at 6 o’clock in the morning at the Los Angeles International Airport. The immigration queuing line was surprisingly quite short. “Next!” said the immigration officer, firmly but nicely. She asked me politely ‘”What is the purpose of your trip?”. I said “I am going to attend […]
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Media Release: Survey of irrigator stress and water use behaviour
One of Australia’s biggest and most significant agricultural areas – the Murray-Darling Basin – will be the target of a new survey aimed at better understanding the range of pressures being experienced by irrigators, and the consequences of that stress. The survey is part of a major project at the University of Adelaide to gather […]
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Australia’s Agriculture Future: Trade, ‘Brand Australia’ and optimism
Global Food Studies partners Professor Kym Anderson AC and Professor Rachel Ankeny contributed to the recently-launched report from the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) on Australia’s Agriculture Future. According to Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb AC, the report “helps point the way to maintaining and enhancing our outstanding global reputation in agriculture, while […]
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GFS Researcher in Focus – October 2015: Dr Sharmina Ahmed
Each month we will be asking one of our researchers to provide an insight into their research. This month Dr Sharmina Ahmed is our Researcher in Focus. What is the aim of your research? The aim of my research is to effectively translate nutrition research into policy and practical change. My past research was about […]
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