The Crawford Fund Fellowship was established in 2002 with the generous support of Dr Brian Booth AM FTSE.
The aim of the Fellowship is to provide further training of a scientist in agriculture, fisheries or forestry from a selected group of developing countries, whose work has shown significant potential. The training will take place at an Australian agricultural institution and will emphasise the application of knowledge to increased agricultural production in the Fellow’s home country.
The Fellowship is offered annually to an agricultural scientist below the age of 35 years who is a citizen of, or who is working in, one the following countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Kirabati, Vanuatu, Vietnam.
The Crawford Fund is delighted to announce that Mrs Sita Bantha Magar, an Agro Enterprise Development Specialist from Nepal, has been awarded the 2013 Crawford Fund Fellowship. With an indigenous farming background, Mrs Magar is an agriculturalist with strong, diverse and hands-on knowledge, backed by theoretical understandings of underlying scientific
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