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Professor Tim Reeves AM, DAgrSc (hc); FTSE
Professor, University of Melbourne; former Director General CIMMYT and former Chair Agriculture Forum ATSE
Tim is a member of the Crawford Fund Board; Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and former Director General CIMMYT. He has worked for over 50 years in agricultural research, development and extension, focussed on sustainable agriculture. He was a pioneer of no-till/conservation agriculture research. His professional career has included roles as Director General of CIMMYT, based in Mexico; Member of the UN Millennium Project Task Force on Hunger, and Senior Expert with FAO, working on sustainable intensification of smallholder agriculture. Tim completed five years as Professor in Residence at the Dookie Campus of the University of Melbourne in January 2023. In 2016 the University awarded him a Doctor of Agricultural Science honoris causa; and in 2017, the Agronomy Society of Australia awarded him the prestigious Professor C M Donald Medal for lifetime achievement. In 2019 he was presented with the William Farrer Medal for his services to agricultural research, extension and education. In 2022, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to sustainable agriculture research and production.
In addition to his board position with the Crawford Fund, he is a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and an Honorary Professor in the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.