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Bali Workshop on Developing Smallholder Inclusive Food Value Chains for Local and Global Markets

The Centre for Global Food and Resources (GFAR) recently conducted a workshop on ‘Developing Smallholder Inclusive Food Value Chains for Local and Global Markets’ at the Padma Legian Hotel from June 4-6 in Bali, Indonesia. This was the final workshop for the project for APEC, funded by the Government of Australia through its Economic Diplomacy […]

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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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Concerns over Vanuatu’s agricultural and food sectors post Cyclone Pam

The ABC Rural recently reported that Cyclone Pam has damaged Vanuatu’s agricultural sectors. Global Food Studies has been heavily involved with ACIAR-funded project work in Vanuatu, particularly in the cocoa, canarium and tamarind industries. On behalf of the Global Food Studies team, Deputy Director Mr Craig Johns stated that: “Our first concern has been with […]

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Vanuatu cocoa growers tasting the fruit of their hard work

Talking about making a life impact, we are proud of the success of the ACIAR-funded PARDI cocoa project that is led by our researcher Professor Randy Stringer. The Australian covered a story about this on 23 November 2014 “Vanuatu cocoa growers target the fine chocolate market“. What the project has done is highly innovative. The […]

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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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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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“Dont forget the ladies”: The role of women in agriculture

Professor Catherine Bertini, Senior Fellow, Global Agricultural Development Initiative, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University; former Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme (1992-2002), delivered a keynote speech at the 2014 Parliamentary Conference on 26 August 2014. Her message was […]

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Assessing potential for developing the mother-of-pearl (MOP) handicraft sector in Fiji: Empowering womens groups and livelihood development in Fiji

Global Food Studies Research Associate Mr Theo Simos recently completed a project update on a PARDI project: PRA 2013:001 “Assessing potential for developing the mother of pearl (MOP) handicraft sector in Fiji” focussing on product design and development, workshop establishment and trainee capacity development. The Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative (PARDI) is a partnership […]

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ASEAN Economic Community 2015: Challenges and opportunities facing food and agriculture sector in South-East Asia

The Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries will enter 2015 with the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community. The region represented by the association is home to over 600 million people with a large share of them belong to middle class income groups. Some ASEAN members have expressed their concerns about being unprepared […]

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Sweet love: Partnership with SA premium chocolate brand to support Vanuatu farmers

South Australian premium chocolate manufacturer Haigh’s Chocolates and Global Food Studies researchers Professor Randy Stringer and Mr Craig Johns are working with Vanuatu farmers to improve the quality of their cocoa beans and increase their livelihoods. This program is part of Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative (PARDI), which is funded by the Australian Centre […]

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