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AARES Conference Highlighted Opportunities for Australian Agriculture

GFS team have made a great presence at the 2016 Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) Conference in Canberra, 2-5 February 2016. Our Director Professor Wendy J. Umberger has been inaugurated as the President of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES). This new role is a recognition of her continuing high impact […]

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Join our discussion #AARES 2016

Greeting from Canberra! Many of Global Food Studies team members are spending this week in Canberra attending the 60th AARES conference. The Early Career Researcher AARES workshop started yesterday (Saturday 30th January 2016) attended by ECRs from government institutions and universities. Our Senior Lecturer Dr Adam Loch opened the workshop. Some great tips were presented […]

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Smallholders in a rapidly changing Asian region

Agrifood sector in Asia is changing. Consumer preferences are changing. Agrifood retail sector is changing. The question is how about smallholder producers? Are smallholder farmers changing? Can they change? Should they change? How to help them change? What, why and how do they change? What is the ‘suggested’ change? How can best assist smallholders? Our […]

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Indonesian Agriculture and Food Sectors: Beyond Rice

Those who live in Indonesia must realise there have been some changes in the way we purchase our food and the food that we consume. We have and see more of beef and dairy consumption. We see increased availability of and go more often to modern supermarkets. Yet, there has not been much written to […]

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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‚Äôs 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 Researchers attended ICAE2015 in Milan: Agriculture in an interconnected world

GFS researchers Associate Professor Wendy Umberger, Professor Randy Stringer, Mr Suprehatin, Dr Dale Yi, Dr Alexandra Peralta, and Dr Risti Permani attended the 29th International Conference of Agricultural Economists in Milan, Italy between 8 and 14 August 2015. The conference brought leading agricultural economists stimulating various issues related to the widespread adoption of new communication […]

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GFS contribution to policy discussions on agrifood and development program in Asia

Recently Global Food Studies researchers contributed to two major events in Adelaide this July, namely ICAS9 and the Australia Awards Interactive Workshop. Five people from our team, Dr Sharmina Ahmed, Dr Jayanthi Thennakoon, Dr Risti Permani, Dr Wahida and Mr Suprehatin, made presentations at the 9th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS9) at the Adelaide […]

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White papers: Agricultural competitiveness and Northern Australia

The Australian government has recently released two important white papers on “Agricultural Competitiveness” and “Developing Northern Australia”. The White Paper on Developing Northern Australia is the first ever white paper on Northern Australia. It focuses on building priority roads, developing water resources, removing red tape, building a sustainable workforce and ensuring effective governance arrangements. As […]

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RAID networking event in Adelaide

  Global Food Studies team participated at a well-attended networking event organised by Jack Koci of ACIAR and RAID Network in Adelaide on Tuesday 22 April 2015. RAID (Researchers in Agriculture for International Development) is a network of early to mid-career agricultural researchers working in international development. It provides a platform for agricultural researchers to […]

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GFS calls for support for Vanuatu post Cyclone Pam

Yesterday we wrote a blog post about our concerns over the safety of the people in Vanuatu and their food and agricultural sectors in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam. We stated that the next step for Global Food Studies would be to see how we can help. This is how we want to help people […]

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