News, training & events

Jori Bremer traveled to Indonesia as part of her PHD research with the ACIAR IndoBeef program.

A group of 16 extension professionals from Vietnam participated in a recent 3 day intensive training program titled “Designing high-impact extension approaches through understan...

Cassava is one of the most widely grown crops in the tropics, and the incorporation of grain legumes into cassava-based cropping systems can benefit the crops, the farmer and the

The Crawford Fund’s Queensland Committee has again partnered with TropAg2019 to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries attend and present their science ...

The Crawford Fund’s Queensland Committee has again partnered with TropAg2019 to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries attend and present their science ...

The Crawford Fund’s Queensland Committee has again partnered with TropAg2019 to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries attend and present their science ...

The Crawford Fund’s Queensland Committee has again partnered with TropAg2019 to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries attend and present their science ...

The Crawford Fund’s Queensland Committee has again partnered with TropAg2019 to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries attend and present their science ...

The Crawford Fund’s Queensland Committee has again partnered with TropAg2019 to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries attend and present their science ...

The Crawford Fund’s Queensland Committee has again partnered with TropAg2019 to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries attend and present their science ...

The Crawford Fund’s Queensland Committee has again partnered with TropAg2019 to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries attend and present their science ...

Luke Dieters from the University of Queensland travelled to Luang Prabang, in the Lao PDR earlier this year.

Jane Alver, ACIAR’s Associate Research Program Manager for Gender, has not had a conventional ‘ag researcher’ path to ag research, but she has some pearls of wisdom for those wh...

Fourteen scholars from Queensland attended the 2019 Crawford Fund conference

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Earlier this year, David Collins, Greening Australia and Dr Innocent Muhereza, Canadian Cooperative Association (CCA), organised a fourth series of workshops and training in Uga...

The Crawford Fund’s Queensland Committee has again partnered with TropAg2019 to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries attend and present their science ...

The Crawford Fund’s Queensland Committee has again partnered with TropAg2019 to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries attend and present their science...

Five scholars from the Australian Capital Territory attended the 2019 Crawford Fund conference.

We are looking forward to our fourth Master Class in Agricultural Research Leadership and Management  running in Penang, Malaysia from 3-8 November. Held with support from ...

It’s been a busy time for our mentors and volunteers in Laos. Professor Deirdre Lemerle has recently returned from another visit associated with our capacity building and mentor...

The Crawford Fund’s Annual Conference was held in August in Parliament House, Canberra. As well as bringing together the world’s leading experts in agricultural science, researc...

We are pleased to announce that Professor Lindsay Falvey FTSE, FAIAS is the 2019 Crawford Fund’s Medal awardee, after remaining practically and passionately committed for over f...

The Nextgen – as The Crawford Fund calls our brilliant younger agricultural scientists – will make a major contribution to these and other international challenges.

RAID’s 5 Hot Tips for getting into International Agricultural Research.

Sonal Channale travelled to ICRISAT in Hyderabad, India to undertake research to identify parasite resistant genes to help accelerate breeding for chickpea varieties.

The Crawford Fund’s Annual Conference was held in August in Parliament House, Canberra. As well as bringing together the world’s leading experts in agricultural science, researc...

Jacqueline Lau travelled to WorldFish headquarters in Penang, Malaysia and a WorldFish research station on Nusatupe, The Solomon Islands in March 2019 to investigate co-manageme...

Five Tasmania scholars attended the 2019 Crawford Fund conference supported by our Tasmanian Committee.

Two Northern Territory scholars attended the 2019 Crawford Fund conference supported by our NT Committee, here are their experiences.

Oration by Crawford Fund Medal Recipient Professor Lindsay Falvey, FTSE, FAIAS Date: 16 October 2019 Lecture: 6pm Reception: 7pm Venue: The Gateway Building,...

Seven Victorian scholars attended the 2019 Crawford Fund conference, they've written these reflections on their experiences.

The Crawford Fund has been working for some years now to encourage the next generation in ag for development. We know there are innovative, rewarding and global careers availabl...

Following a request  from the Animal Production and Health Division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) in Samoa,  our SA Committee supported a workshop...

We are pleased to bring you this short video that features the experiences of the 19 biosecurity professionals and representatives of ACIAR and Kalang who attended the Master Cl...

Dr Robert Zougmoré, an eminent African scientist at the forefront of science-policy, was awarded the prestigious Derek Tribe Award yesterday in Brisbane.

Four West Australian scholars attended the 2019 Crawford Fund conference – one supported by our WA Committee, one supported by Curtin University and two supported by fabulous pr...

A milestone was created with this unique consultation on 15-17 February 2019 with over 30 African and South Asian professionals and policy makers on systems approaches to land r...

Fifty-one scholarship winners from universities and organisations across Australia descended on the nation’s capital to attend our annual conference in August, and significantly...

This year the Queensland Committee once again sponsored The Crawford Fund International Agricultural Science Award as part of the 2019 Hermitage Schools Plant Science Competitio...

As part of the Crawford Fund’s NT committee’s efforts to support the next generation of ag researchers, they recently supported Samantha Nowland and Paul Armstrong, from the NT ...

Date: 5 September 2019 Address: 5pm-6pm and Reception: 6pm-7pm Venue: Meeting Room 3.142, Queensland Bioscience Precinct, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane QLD.  ...

You can now access all the highlights from the Crawford Fund Annual Conference via our Keynote Listeners report.

It is with considerable sadness that I have to report the death today (Aug 22nd  2019) of our patron and former Chair, Tim Fischer AC as a result of an

This year’s Sir John Crawford Memorial Address was presented by Professor Ross Garnaut AC, Professor of Economics at the University of Melbourne.

At the conference we were treated to some wonderful and stimulating addresses with clear messages about the challenges and great opportunities of nexus thinking and actions.

Natalie Parletta, a freelance science writer, was announced as the winner of our Food Security Journalism Award by The Hon John Anderson AO, Chair of the Crawford Fund at the

We’ve reported many times on the impacts and ongoing efforts of our mentoring and volunteer program in Laos PDR which has been running since 2009. Now we have a cost-benefit

Congratulations to our board member, Professor Tim Reeves, former Director General of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). Professor Reeves has been ho...

Recent research from diverse contexts points to the importance of “local” in driving climate adaptation.

Our SA committee supported Dr Geoff Kuehne in holding two training workshops recently in Iran and India to strengthen adoption of new technologies, following 2018 workshops supp...

Our record of 51 Annual Conference Scholars takes our conference scholar alumni to almost 320 young students and researchers and industry representatives with an interest in res...

UQ student Daniel Cruz is one of our 2018 Student Award winners, whose research focused on working with small and marginal farmers in India.

While there has been significant progress in scaling up of biofortified crops to improve mineral and vitamin nutrition, and so help to improve cognitive abilities, and to reduce...

Professor Deirdre Lemerle, another of our lead mentors in our Laos mentoring program, visited again in May/June to continue with our capacity building and mentoring work in the ...

Ruby Grantham travelled to Timor-Leste to undertake the seasonal survey for The Livelihoods Project, part of ongoing research to understand of the role of fisheries in livelihoo...

  The Crawford Fund delivered another Communication Master Class from 26-31 May in Brisbane, with 21 biosecurity professionals from nine Pacific countries. The participants...

The Crawford Fund Tasmania Committee commenced a mentoring program in Tonga, from 16 to 23 May 2019, to support the professional and managerial skills of the newly appointed Hea...

The IRRI training course is very hands-on and very highly-rated by former awardees.

As part of our efforts to support and encourage young Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawford Fund State Committees p...

As part of our efforts to support and encourage young Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawford Fund State Committees p...

You're invited to join the Crawford Fund’s 2019 Annual Conference titled, “Weathering the ‘Perfect Storm’: Addressing the Agriculture, Energy, Water, Climate Change Nexus,” to b...

The Crawford Fund has launched its conference scholarships, a fantastic opportunity for young people passionate about food and nutrition security or agricultural research and de...

Nominations have closed, fantastic applications have been considered, and thanks to the dedication and support of our State and Territory Committees, 22 successful students from...

For around 25 years, the Crawford Fund has been supporting Australian journalists to experience agriculture for development projects ‘in the field’ through ‘seeing is believing’...

12-13 Aug, 2019 at Parliament House, Canberra The Crawford Fund’s annual conference is a highlight of Australia’s agricultural development and food security calendar. For almost...

The fourth Master Class in Agricultural Research Leadership and Management, delivered by The Crawford Fund, in conjunction with ACIAR will be held in Penang, Malaysia from 3-8 N...

At the end of 2018, Dr Wirastuti Widyatmanti from Gadjah Mada University spent two months at the Soil Security Centre at the University of Sydney learning new digital mapping te...

With funding provided by the Crawford Fund, a four-day training workshop “One Health Approach to Sustainable Biosecurity in Large Ruminant Systems in Myanmar” took place in Myan...

Are you enrolled in a PhD degree or employed in a position related to agriculture, and are in the ACT or NSW? As part of the Crawford Fund’s efforts to

The fourth Master Class in Agricultural Research Leadership and Management, delivered by The Crawford Fund, in conjunction with ACIAR introduces the skills and practices require...

As part of our efforts to support and encourage young Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawford Fund State Committees p...

Bianca Das (left) and Anika Molesworth (right) will be setting off to Antarctica later this year. By Bianca Das and Anika Molesworth Later this year, two young agricultural rese...

As part of our efforts to support and encourage young Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawford Fund State Committees p...

Mr Manh, the 2018 Crawford Fund Fellow, researching the development of panel production using agricultural waste material – in this instance sorghum stalk material The Crawford ...

In mid-December 2018, the Crawford Fund supported a pig nutrition and management training course for smallholder pig production systems in Lao PDR. The course was managed by fou...

As part of our efforts to support and encourage young Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawford Fund State Committees p...

The Crawford Fund Regional Master Class in Plant Biosecurity conducted in Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia from 10-16 February 2019 was hosted by Universitas Kristen Satya Waca...

It seems most fitting that the Crawford Fund has launched its 2019 Food Security Journalism Award at a National Rural Press Club event at the National Press Club, co-hosted by

The Crawford Fund’s long term mentoring program in Laos uses a mix of Australian and in-country mentors and volunteers to improve biosecurity, trade, crop health, food safety an...

The Crawford Fund Regional Master Class in Plant Biosecurity conducted in Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia from 10-16 February 2019 was hosted by Universitas Kristen Satya Waca...

The Crawford Fund’s mentoring initiative has dedicated programs in Laos, Timor-Leste, Cambodia, and Vietnam where experienced Australians are placed with Aus...

In October 2018, with thanks to the Crawford Fund, Dr Lambert Brau, Dr Didier Lesueur, Dr Lee Hudek, Wesley Webster, Dr Stella Loke (Deakin Uni), Dr Laetitia Herrmann (CIAT) and

At the time of our 2018 Annual Conference, social media around our event was being mixed with word from the Landcare Facilitator training that was underway in Uganda. Crawford Fund

In December 2018, a four-day workshop was conducted in Myanmar with the support of the Crawford Fund WA committee. The training was delivered by Professor YongLin Ren and James ...

Download the Crawford FundAnnual Report 2017-18 It is with pleasure that we provide our digital version of our 2017-18 Annual Report. The report explains how the Crawford Fund h...

There is substantial interest around the world in the effectiveness of ‘fishways’ or fish passages as channels, like a set of stairs, to enable fish to move more freely where

In association with the National Rural Press Club, we proudly invite you to a presentation by Dr Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy R­esearch Institute (I...

As part of our efforts to support and encourage young Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawford Fund State Committees p...

Call for Expressions of Interest Volunteer Soils Agronomist – Savannakhet, Lao PDR May 2019 to May 2020 The Crawford Fund in association with the Australian Volunteers Program a...

As part of our efforts to support and encourage young Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawford Fund State Committees p...

The Crawford Fund recently supported Dr. Jasmin Hyatt, a veterinarian specialising in reproduction, and Hugh Stahel, on assignment as part of the Australian Government’s A...

  During 2018 Professor Deirdre Lemerle, member of NSW-Crawford Fund and the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation (an alliance between Charles Sturt University & N...

As part of our efforts to support and encourage young Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawford Fund State Committees p...

As part of our efforts to support and encourage young Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawford Fund State Committees p...

Forty-four young people were sponsored to attend the 2018 Crawford Fund conference in August as part of our conference scholar’s program which we have developed to encourage the...

A two-day Animal Disease Investigation (ADI) course has been developed and run in Victoria to train field veterinarians on how to perform effective livestock disease investigati...

The Crawford Fund has a number of programs to encourage the next generation in international agriculture for development – in their studies, careers and in volunteering. There’s...

This year, the South Australian Committee sponsored three researchers from the Department of Agriculture of Laos, to visit the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine  at the invit...

As part of our efforts to support and encourage young Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawford Fund State Committees p...

The Crawford Fund’s mentoring program is pleased to be welcoming Dr Robyn Alders, who will be working in Timor Leste to focus on improving nutrition with involvement of voluntee...

Richard Warner, Chair of the Fund’s Tasmanian Committee and Chris Thomson, Executive Director, Macquarie Franklin Pty Ltd, travelled to Timor Leste in late September on be...

As part of our efforts to support and encourage young Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawford Fund State Committees p...

The Crawford Fund in association with the Australian Volunteers Program are calling for expressions of interest for a Horticulturalist (Vegetables) as part of the Crawford Fund ...

Are you at university studying agriculture, animal production, fisheries, forestry, natural resource management or any area related to food and nutrition security? Would you lik...

The Crawford Fund partnered with RAID to present another intensive workshop on agricultural research leadership and management in Adelaide from 9 to 11 October 2018. The worksho...

The Crawford Fund has a number of programs to encourage the next generation in international agriculture for development – in their studies, careers and in volunteering. There’s...

The Crawford Fund has a proud history of engaging Australians in training developing country scientists, researchers and, in some instances, farmers to improve food and nutritio...

The Crawford Fund has a number of programs to encourage the next generation in international agriculture for development – in their studies, careers and in volunteering. There’s...

As part of our efforts to support and encourage young Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawford Fund State Committees p...

The Crawford Fund has a number of programs to encourage the next generation in international agriculture for development – in their studies, careers and in volunteering. There’s...

Supporting the development of the next generation of agricultural researchers in Australia and in developing countries is an important goal for the Crawford Fund and for this re...

The Crawford Fund has a number of programs to encourage the next generation in international agriculture for development – in their studies, careers and in volunteering. There’s...

As part of our efforts to support and encourage young Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawford Fund State Committees p...

Seeking expressions of interest for: Agricultural Weed Management Advisor Entomology and IPM Advisors Diagnostic Plant Pathologists If you have an undergraduate degree with majo...

There is a lot of discussion about the opportunities that innovation and new technology brings not only in improving impact of agricultural research, but also in attracting yout...

As part of our efforts to support and encourage young Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawford Fund State Committees p...

The Crawford Fund has a number of programs to encourage the next generation in international agriculture for development – in their studies, careers and in volunteering. There’s...

The Crawford Fund has a number of programs to encourage the next generation in international agriculture for development – in their studies, careers and in volunteering. There’s...

The Crawford Fund has a number of programs to encourage the next generation in international agriculture for development – in their studies, careers and in volunteering. There’s...

The Crawford Fund Queensland Committee has been supporting the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Hermitage Research Facility Schools Plant Science Competition for th...

There is a growing and much-needed focus on identifying ‘impact pathways’ in agricultural research and development projects – the ways that causal links between research and its...

Australian foreign policy has increasingly included gender equality as an objective, and progressing gender equality through networking and capacity building activities is clear...

This year’s Sir John Crawford Memorial Address, Food, Climate Change and National Security, was presented by Ms Frances Adamson, Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Tra...

We are proud to deliver, for your reading pleasure, our Keynote Listeners report from this month’s Crawford Fund Annual Conference 2018, a convenient and succinct summary captur...

The Crawford Fund’s success is based on people who are seeking to make an enduring contribution to global food security. Their commitment and perseverance, often over long perio...

Our Food Security Journalism Award is part of The Crawford Fund’s commitment to encourage working Australian journalists to investigate the important roles that agricultural res...

  We are proud to announce this year’s highly anticipated Crawford Fund Annual Conference scholarship winners from universities and organisations across Australia. These dy...

It’s always exciting to hear from our international student award recipients – the group of students who have received support from our State Committees to include an internatio...

Earlier this year we reported on a new mentoring effort to be undertaken by Dr Chris Beadle, an Honorary Fellow at CSIRO and an Honorary Research Associate at the University

The Crawford Fund was a proud partner in the ​Australia-Africa Plant Biosecurity Partnership, which was funded through the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Resea...

The Crawford Fund is proud to have supported the inaugural AgriEducate Essay Competition, sponsoring prizes for the Science category. AgriEducate aims to re-engage urban Austral...

Our Tasmanian Committee has supported training programs in sustainable forest management for some years now and in May supported a study tour by 15 forestry officers from Pacifi...

The Crawford Fund in association with the Australian Volunteers Program are calling for expressions of interest for an Diagnostic Plant Pathologist as part of the Crawford Fund ...

The Crawford Fund has made a submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the strategic effectiveness and outcomes of Australia’s aid program in the Indo-Pacific and its r...

The Crawford Fund in association with Australian Volunteers Program is seeking passionate and energetic entomology and IPM advisors for volunteer placements as part of its ongoi...

Over the last two years, The Crawford Fund have been partnered with Dr Leigh Vial on his project to improve the livelihoods and food security of Laos farmers through the

The third Master Class in Agricultural Research Leadership and Management, delivered by The Crawford Fund, in conjunction with ACIAR will be held in Penang, Malaysia in November...

Over the last 6 months, the Fund has been working with key stakeholders to identify future directions to help us make a contribution to regional food and nutrition security and

Over the last 6 months, the Fund has been working with key stakeholders to identify future directions to help us make a contribution to regional food and nutrition security and

“Developing the Indo-Pacific Region and Developing the North: Opportunities and Partnerships” was the Crawford Fund’s first forum in the Northern Territory, and was held at Parl...

With thanks to the Crawford Fund, Australian scientists from CSIRO Land and Water (CSIRO) and the University of Tasmania (UTAS) travelled to Vietnam recently. Dr Chris Harwood (...

We are pleased to announce that Mr Ha Tien Manh, Researcher at the Vietnamese Academy of Forest Sciences (VAFS), has been awarded the prestigious Crawford Fund Fellowship for 20...

Are you passionate about food and nutrition security or have an interest in agricultural research and development? Would you like to explore opportunities for related careers, r...

As part of our efforts to support and encourage young people in studies, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research and development, our International Agric...

With thanks to The Crawford Fund and the Australian Grains Genebank (AGG), two researchers from our closest neighbouring countries, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, travelled to ...

The Crawford Fund Queensland Committee held its 2018 Forum and Networking Reception at Queensland’s Parliament House in Brisbane on Monday 19 February. The ‘Agriculture, Food an...

With thanks to The Crawford Fund, Dr Laura M. Boykin, Senior Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia, travelled to Eldoret and Nairobi, Kenya to conduct a six-day...

Dr Leigh Vial will be returning to Savannakhet, Laos this month to re-visit the communities and farming families who received the ten crowdfunded drill seeders supplied in early...

The Crawford Fund is a national NGO and registered charity that raises awareness of global food security issues; supports training of agricultural researchers from developing co...

THE CRAWFORD FUND NORTHERN TERRITORY COMMITTEE: 2018 FORUM & RECEPTION Register Now | Download Program You are invited to a free forum and networking reception to be held on...

With thanks to the Crawford Fund in Victoria, Mr Nima Norbu travelled from Bhutan to Australia on a two-month training visit. Bhutan, a small kingdom nestled in the Himalayas be...

By Maddison Clonan Recently I embarked on a research trip to the regions of Phnom Penh, Kompong Speu, Siem Reap and Battambang in Cambodia. My Crawfund Fund supported trip was

RESHAPING AGRICULTURE FOR BETTER NUTRITION – The Agriculture, Food, Nutrition, Health Nexus 13-14 August 2018, Canberra Our 2018 Event The Crawford Fund’s annual conferenc...

As part of our efforts to support and encourage young Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, our International Agricultural Stude...

Are you interested in nurturing young talent for a future in agricultural development? By donating funds to support young scientists and students to attend the Crawford Fund Ann...

With the support of The Crawford Fund, Dr Berhanu Fenta attended the New Plant Breeding Methods training program at the University of Mauritius recently, to learn about plant br...

By Kep Coughlan, with contributions from Madaline Healey and Tara McKenzie The Crawford Fund is a registered charity which aims to demonstrate the benefits of Australia’s involv...

A dairy extension specialist from Bhutan will spend two months working in West Gippsland, on a scholarship from the Crawford Fund. Mr Nima Norbu will work alongside Agriculture ...

We are pleased to announce that Mr Kiran Subedi, Deputy Chief Agriculture Officer in the Department of Agriculture, Bhutan has been awarded the prestigious Crawford Fund Fellows...

Thanks to the Crawford Fund in New South Wales, University of Sydney student, Natalie Ratanawongprasat travelled to Tanzania on a month-long research trip. With over 32 million ...

Dr Dahlanuddin from the University of Mataram on Lombok Island in Indonesia recently visited Australia on a two-week Crawford Fund Training Award to study causes and management ...

Thanks to The Crawford Fund in Tasmania, University of Tasmania (UTAS) student Jo Talbot travelled to the mountains of North-Western Vietnam for a research trip. The trip focuse...

Thanks to the Crawford Fund in Tasmania, University of Tasmania student Olivia Woodiwiss travelled to Vietnam on a research trip to investigate options to increase the supply of...

Rebuilding the agroforesty and farming industry in Uganda’s formally war-town Luwero district was the focus of The Crawford Fund and Beyond Subsistence’s Master Tree Grower trai...

Download the Crawford Fund Annual Report 2016-17 A Smarter Focus The next few decades will continue to pose challenges for agricultural producers in Australia and for our Indo-P...

The Crawford Fund Queensland Committee held its 2018 Forum and Networking Reception at Queensland’s Parliament House in Brisbane on Monday 19 February. The ‘Agriculture, Food an...

Australian trees play a very significant role in the forest sector in Vietnam, and are an important source of income for smallholder farmers. The latest contributor to our mento...

The Crawford Fund has been assisting the Crop Trust with public awareness in Australia around the importance of crop biodiversity conservation for over a decade, and has assiste...

Thanks to the Crawford Fund in Northern Territory, Charles Darwin University and Australian National University PhD researcher student, Kim Hunnam participated in the September ...

Myanmar is a predominantly agrarian based economy. Agriculture contributes to about 50% of national GDP and involves a majority of the labour force, with more than 70% of the po...

With traditional diets in island countries based on root crops and indigenous vegetables, sweet potato is one of the main staple root crops and means of income for many Solomon

Plantation forests of Australian hardwood species in South-East Asia now exceed 7 million hectares, and the viability of these plantations is increasingly threatened by diseases...

The Crawford Fund has launched its 2018 Food Security Journalism Award at a Crawford Fund Queensland Committee event highlighting the involvement of young researchers in agricul...

Indonesia has 13,000 inhabited islands and more than 1,000 different living cultures and languages. These represent significant challenges regarding biosecurity, many of which a...

Thanks to The Crawford Fund, 17 researchers and academics from six universities (Charles Darwin University, Australian National University, Western Sydney University, Nusa Cenda...

Thanks to the Crawford Fund in New South Wales, Functional Grains Centre (FGC) PhD Candidate, Shiwangni Rao travelled to the Philippines as one of the 14 successful Internationa...

Thanks to the Crawford Fund in Queensland, University of Queensland student, Fynn De Daunton travelled to Vanuatu on a two-week research trip. Researching the impact of ceremoni...

THE CRAWFORD FUND QUEENSLAND COMMITTEE 2018 FORUM & RECEPTION 19 February, 3-6.30pm, Parliament House Registrations are now closed Join us to celebrate and discuss Queenslan...

Recently, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Biometricians, Dr Carole Wright and Mr Bob Mayer, conducted two training workshops in partnership with the Cra...

In November, two AUSTRALIA–ASEAN Council and Crawford funded residential workshops for smallholder farmers, mainly women, were held in Lao PDR. The farmers were trained on ‘Inte...

Sarah Sutcliffe’s trip to Solomon Islands is part of our efforts to support and encourage young Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural rese...

Laurelle Neugebauer’s trip to Timor-Leste is part of our efforts to support and encourage young Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural rese...

Annie Warren’s trip to Cambodia is part of our efforts to support and encourage young Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research...

The Crawford Fund’s annual conference holds a key place in the development and food security calendar in Australia. For more than two decades we have successfully brought into f...

The Crawford Fund has generously partnered with TropAg2017 to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries attend and present their science at this internatio...

Plant breeders should focus on the demands of those who use, eat or sell their new crop varieties. While this sounds like common sense, an international study on demand-led plant

The Crawford Fund has generously partnered with TropAg2017 to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries attend and present their science at this international confer...

The Crawford Fund has generously partnered with TropAg2017 to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries attend and present their science at this international confer...

The Crawford Fund has generously partnered with TropAg2017 to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries attend and present their science at this international confer...

The Crawford Fund’s existing long-term mentoring program in Laos, led by Prof Lester Burgess, is being boosted with a new program to begin in Cambodia, with lead mentor Dr Peter

The Crawford Fund has generously partnered with TropAg2017 to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries attend and present their science at this international confer...

The Crawford Fund has generously partnered with TropAg2017 to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries attend and present their science at this international confer...

The Crawford Fund has generously partnered with TropAg2017 to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries attend and present their science at this international confer...

The Crawford Fund has generously partnered with TropAg2017 to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries attend and present their science at this international confer...

Our 2017 Master Class in Research Leadership and Management is now underway at WorldFish in Penang, Malaysia, until 4.11. The Master Class focuses on developing skill sets requi...

The Crawford Fund’s WA State Committee is proud to have sponsored three scholars to attend the 2017 annual conference on ‘Transforming Lives and Livelihoods: The Digital Revolut...

An impressive total of thirteen Victorian scholars were sponsored to attend the 2017 Crawford Fund conference this year in Canberra, with four of these sponsored by the Victoria...

Forums in Perth and Adelaide The Crawford Fund’s Western Australian and South Australian Committees are holding forums in November titled “World Food Security: Impacts, Opportun...

A Crawford Fund ‘seeing is believing’ visit is currently underway in Vanuatu for the Pacific Week of Agriculture. We are supporting a visit by AAP journalist Shae McDonald to talk

The Crawford Fund’s Tasmania State Committee is proud to have sponsored three scholars to attend the 2017 annual conference on ‘Transforming Lives and Livelihoods: The Digital R...

48 young people were sponsored to attend the 2017 Crawford Fund conference this year as part of our conference scholars program which we have developed to encourage the next gen...

During the program we run for our conference scholars, we provide them with details of the Australian Volunteers for International Development program, which provides Australian...

Four Queensland scholars were sponsored by the QLD Crawford Fund Committee to attend the 2017 Crawford Fund conference this year in Canberra. In addition, we are pleased to have...

Based on the Donald Oration 2017 by Professor Timothy G Reeves FTSE Board Member, Crawford Fund. Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University...

There was a good turn out for the RAID/Crawford Fund event on 25 September at the 18th Australian Agronomy Conference in Ballarat. Jenny Hanks, RAID member and former Crawford Fund

The Crawford Fund’s SA State Committee is proud to have sponsored two 2017 scholars to attend this year’s annual conference on ‘Transforming Lives and Livelihoods: The Digital R...

The Crawford Fund has supported a number of young Australians over the years to undertake intensive training on rice production in Los Baños in the Philippines at the Internatio...

The Crawford Fund recently supported another Genebank Operations & Advanced Learning (GOAL) Masterclass, this time in Malaysia. The event, in partnership with the Global Cro...

As one of the successful applicants for the Western Australia Crawford Fund International Agriculture Students Awards, Kendra Travaille, PhD Researcher at the University of West...

Two NT scholars were sponsored by the NT Crawford Fund Committee to attend the 2017 Crawford Fund conference this year in Canberra. Scholarships are offered to young Australians...

Three ACT scholars were sponsored by the ACT Crawford Fund Committee to attend the 2017 Crawford Fund conference this year in Canberra. Scholarships are offered to young Austral...

Nine NSW scholars were sponsored to attend the 2017 Crawford Fund conference this year in Canberra. Three scholars were proudly sponsored by the NSW Crawford Fund State Committe...

Are you a young professional working in international agricultural research or development? Are you passionate about agricultural development and not sure how to get involved? D...

RAID Keynote Listeners Report by Dr David McGill, Ms Miriam McCormack & Dr Madaline Healey The digital revolution has dramatically impacted our daily life, with change occur...

As part of the scholar activities held around our annual conference, there is a session around lessons for young people wanting to get involved in agriculture for development an...

The Sir John Crawford Memorial Address has been held annually since 1985 in honour of the remarkable Australian in whose name the Crawford Fund was established. He contributed a...

Our Food Security Journalism Award is part of The Crawford Fund’s commitment to encourage working Australian journalists to investigate the important roles that agricultural res...

June was a busy month for the Fund with 2016 Crawford Fund Food Security Journalism Award winner, Sean Murphy and cameraman, David Martin heading off to Nepal to visit Australia...

As part of our efforts to support and encourage young Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, our International Agricultural Stude...

Since 2010, the Crawford Fund has been supporting young Australians with an interest in food security, agricultural science and development to attend our annual conference and s...

In March this year, the Crawford Fund organized another series of workshops on soil fertility, this time in Uganda and Ethiopia. This follows earlier training in September 2015 ...

Denis Blight officially retires from the Crawford Fund on the 14th of July. On behalf of the Directors, State and Territory Committees and Staff, I would like to thank Denis

After a six-month internship at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO), Jana Phan, PhD Candidate at The University of Adelaide shared her experiences and l...

We recently announced that Dr Colin Chartres is taking over the reins as our new CEO on the retirement of Dr Denis Blight. Colin was previously our Director of Training

Communications Assistant Website and Publications Focus Part-Time –Canberra based The Crawford Fund is a national NGO and registered charity that raises awareness of global food...

This is another update from Leigh Vial on our Laos Seeder project, since he reported in April on his visit for the rollout of the machinery. Our aim: to help

TRANSFORMING LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS: THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION IN AGRICULTURE 7-8 August, 2017 From the Crawford Fund Chair The Hon John Anderson AO I invite you to join me at the

Download the Crawford Fund Annual Report 2015-16 From The Hon John Anderson, AO, Chairman of the Crawford Fund In uncertain and dangerous times, we can and should contribute to ...

The Board of Directors of the Crawford Fund are pleased to announce that Dr Colin Chartres has been appointed to succeed Dr Denis Blight as Chief Executive Officer as from

The Crawford Fund 2017 Annual Conference We are pleased to announce the dates and focus of our 2017 annual conference. “Transforming Lives and Livelihoods – The Digital Revoluti...

As part of the Fund’s efforts to encourage young people in their study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, conference scholarships are offered to y...

The Crawford Fund’s Northern Territory Committee invites applications from eligible students for the inaugural Northern Territory Crawford Fund Student Travel Scholarship, which...

The Crawford Fund has been involved in raising awareness of the significance of the Svalbard Seed Vault since it’s launch in 2008. We have enabled journalist visits to the vault

Do you like getting down and dirty when you are learning? Are you enrolled in a PhD degree in an agriculture related subject and study in the ACT or NSW?

Following on from earlier training, a recent in-country workshop in Australia gave two fish scientists from the University of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, hands on experience...

What do Australia and Pakistan have most in common (apart from cricket)? One could argue that it’s salinity. If anything, the proportion of agricultural land affected by salinit...

TRANSFORMING LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS: The Digital Revolution in Agriculture 7-8 August 2017, Canberra Our 2017 Event The Crawford Fund’s annual conference holds a key place in the...

The challenges facing sub-Saharan Africa are many, but none as potentially damaging for food security, livelihoods and economic growth as unproductive agriculture and inefficien...

The Crawford Fund Tasmania Committee recently held a successful 2017 Forum and Networking Reception, at Tasmania’s beautiful Government House in Hobart, attended by about ...

Forums in Perth and Adelaide The Crawford Fund’s Western Australian and South Australian Committees are holding forums in November titled “World Food Security: Impacts, Opportun...

We have previously reported on the importance of marketing and building enduring relationships for smallholder farmers. Traditionally, development agencies have focused their ef...

The true value of innovations in agriculture is often poorly assessed due to insufficient, overly complex and/or inadequate tools or expertise. ‘Evaluation of Agricultural...

Leigh Vial, of ‘Seeders for Lao Farmers’, recently reported on the rollout of mechanical seeders to selected farmers in Savannakhet, the Lao PDR. Now that Leigh has ...

Currently, vulnerable and poor farmers and agricultural producers in all provinces of Cambodia face a lot of challenges, constraints, and problems related to climate change. Ong...

The Fund was pleased to welcome renowned Australian agronomist Dr Peter Carberry, Deputy Director General—Research at International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tr...

With the support of the Crawford Fund, Dr Helen James (Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at ANU) was able to convene an international conference for academics at the University ...

The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) works for the conservation and sustainable use of all plant genetic resources for food and...

We recently reported on the Crawford Fund’s support of Mr Kent Nnadozie’s Australian visit—the Secretary of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for F...

The Crawford Fund continues with its strong interest in, and support for, efforts related to plant genetic resource conservation. We provided assistance with public events, meet...

The Crawford Fund has launched its 2017 Food Security Journalism Award at a NSW Farm Writers event facilitated by the Fund to discuss national strategies and international chall...

The Crawford Fund has facilitated a NSW Farm Writers lunch to focus on ‘Biosecurity: National Strategies and International Challenges’. Date: Friday 31 March, 2017 V...

We are pleased to announce that the New South Wales State Committee has extended the date for applications for their International Agricultural Student Travel Awards. Many of ou...

The Philippines has significant livestock industries, which account for about 16% of total agricultural production. Most of the livestock (cattle, carabao (buffalo), goats, and ...

Recently published by CSIRO and with Crawford Fund sponsorship, we report here on Dr John Moran’s manual on tropical dairy farming ‘Blue Prints for tropical dairy fa...

Dr Phoudalay Lathvilavong, Director of the Thasano Centre, Savannakhet, has received an Award by the Australian Embassy in Vientiane to mark the 65th Anniversary of Diplomatic R...

We now welcome two new Crawford Fund Board Members! In addition to the recent appointment of The Hon John Anderson AO as our new chair we are pleased to welcome

Seeders for Lao Farmers commences delivery of our seeders on March 13-21. We have 10 seeders ready for 10 villages in Savannakhet and enthusiastic staff from the Provincial Agri...

In early December 2016, 43 participants and trainers came together in Solwezi, Zambia, for the third ‘African Landcare Masterclass’. Landcare practitioners and train...

We are pleased to announce that The Honorable John Kerin, former Chair of the Crawford Fund, has joined the Fund as a Patron. He is joining three outstanding and recent

The Fund was able to attract some attention to global rice issues during the recent visit to Australia by Dr Matthew Morell, Director General of the International Rice Research ...

We recently reported on our one-day forum, co-hosted with the Australian Institute on International Affairs, titled ‘Security3: Food Security, Biosecurity and National Security ...

The Australian Institute of International Affairs and the Crawford Fund organised a one-day forum on Wednesday 22 February in Canberra on the topic ‘Security3: Food Securi...

The Crawford Fund Queensland Committee held its 2017 Forum and Networking Reception at Queensland’s Parliament House in Brisbane on Wednesday 15 February. The ‘Doing...

In India, researchers have mainly looked at aboveground plant responses and rarely focus on belowground interactions, such as soil health. Based on recent evidence in other crop...

Effective pest management relies on sound regulatory frameworks and a very close working relationship between producers, grain storage facilities, transport operators, exporters...

The Hon John Anderson AO (pictured right), Australian farmer, former Deputy Prime Minister and passionate supporter of agricultural research, has been appointed as Chair of the ...

Applications are now being invited for the Crawford Fund Queensland Committee’s International Training Awards program and Crawford-in-Queensland Student Awards. Qld Intern...

Last year we reported on volunteer Kylie Ireland for International Volunteers Day. Kylie was the face of Volunteers’ Day at the Lao Embassy, with a pictured banner on the main

We always enjoy reporting on the ongoing activities of young Australians who have been our past scholars and award recipients. Farmer and researcher, Anika Molesworth, was one o...

A recent report in Devex, ‘Agriculture and food security—where are we headed in 2017?’, delves into the future of agricultural research given increasing climate change impacts g...

Applications are now being invited for the inaugural Crawford-in-South Australia International Agricultural Student Awards! The South Australia Committee of the Crawford Fund is...

The Fund was pleased to support another Master Tree Growers program. The town of Gokwe in Zimbabwe was the location for its nation’s first ever Master TreeGrower (MTG) program in

Biosecurity is the protection of plant, animal and human health from harmful pests, diseases and other biological risks before, during and after production. Building strong bios...

THE CRAWFORD FUND QUEENSLAND COMMITTEE: 2017 FORUM & NETWORKING EVENTDoing Well By Doing Good—Queensland’s Impacts and Benefits in Agricultural Research You are invited to a...

Applications are now being invited for the Crawford-in-Tasmania International Agricultural Student Awards! The Tasmania Committee of the Crawford Fund is offering a small number...

The Crawford Fund’s Chief Executive, Denis Blight, has announced his intention to retire and we are now recruiting for a permanent part-time Chief Executive Officer. The selecti...

As part of the Crawford Fund’s Conference Scholarship initiative, each sponsored scholar is required to write a short report containing their reflections/impressions/take-...

As part of the Crawford Fund’s Conference Scholarship initiative, each sponsored scholar is required to write a short report containing their reflections/impressions/take-...

The Crawford Fund’s Queensland Committee last year announced the recipients of their inaugural 2015 Crawford-in-Qld Student Awards. These awards are intended to facilitate activ...

The Kingdom of Bhutan is a sovereign State landlocked in the Eastern Himalayas in South Asia. Bhutan borders China to the north and India to the south, east and west.

Throughout the year, the Crawford Fund has assisted international visitors to Australia who join their voices with ours to raise awareness of food security issues. Most recently...

The Crawford Fund recently presented an inaugural Master Class in Agricultural Research Management and Leadership, with participants gathering from around the world for a five-d...

As part of the Crawford Fund’s Conference Scholarship initiative, each sponsored scholar is required to write a short report containing their reflections/impressions/take-...

The ongoing uptake and use of existing research and technologies are essential for improving the production of rice by smallholder farmers and their families across SE Asia. A t...

Western Sydney University students who attended this year’s Crawford Fund Annual Conference ‘Waste Not, Want Not: A Circular Economy to Food Security’, underto...

Applications are now being invited for the first Crawford-in-New South Wales International Agricultural Student Awards! The New South Wales Committee of the Crawford Fund is for...

As part of the Crawford Fund’s Conference Scholarship initiative, each sponsored scholar is required to write a short report containing their reflections/impressions/take-...

Earlier this month we reported on International Volunteers Day, and took the opportunity to highlight some of the volunteer efforts being undertaken in Lao PDR. One of the Austr...

As part of the Crawford Fund’s Conference Scholarship initiative, each sponsored scholar is required to write a short report containing their reflections/impressions/take-...

Ian Smith, AVID entomology volunteer (pictured below, left), trained staff from the Agricultural Section of the Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Office (PAFO), in Pakse, Laos...

In light of International Volunteers Day, we report here on the Scope Global partnership with the Crawford Fund, and highlight volunteer assignments in Lao PDR which have been u...

The Myeik Archipelago of western Myanmar consists of more than 800 islands and has been considered one of the most diverse and scenic natural marine environments. Unfortunately,...

There is a growing international awareness of the need for a focus beyond food security and on nutrition security. The Crawford Fund assisted with a media outreach around this i...

Applications are now being invited for the Crawford-in-Western Australia International Agricultural Student Awards! The Western Australian Committee of the Crawford Fund offers ...

We recently had a lovely tweet from former conference scholar Justin Whittle, who was a scholar in 2015 as part of the group attending from the Global Youth In Agriculture

The Crawford Fund has been supporting training, mentoring and volunteering activities in Laos for many years, under the close guidance and mentorship of Crawford Fund medal awar...

As part of the Crawford Fund’s Conference Scholarship initiative, each sponsored scholar is required to write a short report containing their reflections/impressions/take-...

The Crawford Fund recently assisted with the visit to Australia by Marie Haga, Executive Director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust and Dr Luigi Guarino, Director of Science an...

We reported earlier in the year on the new Crawford Fund Master Class in Research Leadership and Management—a great addition to our set of Master Classes—and this training is cu...

A week-long training course on food composition for the Oceania region was held at the University of NSW earlier this year. The course, run by the ARC Training Centre for

Dr Yorn Try is vice-Rector of Mean Chey University in NW Cambodia. For five years he has been working with staff from Sydney University, and regional institutions in Cambodia and

The Crawford Fund’s Western Australia State Committee and Murdoch University are jointly hosting a free networking evening on Tuesday 8 November. The event, to be held at ...

As part of the Crawford Fund’s Conference Scholarship initiative, each sponsored scholar is required to write a short report containing their reflections/impressions/take-...

A recent visit to Australia by Dr Keith Shepherd from the World Agroforestry Centre provided an opportunity to spread the word of their important work in Africa and beyond, part...

There is a week in October that is arguably the most noteworthy in the international calendar for food security events, with the 2016 World Food Prize announcement, the Borlaug ...

Mr Muse Opiang is an experienced conservation biologist from the Papua New Guinea Institute of Biological Research. He has an interest in sustainable forest management practices...

Grain Sorghum, grown mostly for feed grains for the beef, dairy, pig and poultry industries, is grown in most regions of Queensland. It supplies 60% of Australia’s supply. Once the

Waste Not, Want Not: The Circular Economy to Food Security With over 300 delegates attending 16 presentations across a spectrum of food loss and waste issues, the Crawford Fund&...

Our chief executive, Dr Denis Blight AO FRSA, recently contributed an article entitled ‘The Commonwealth and Global Food Security’ to the Commonwealth Voices September issue. Un...

Eminent Australian agricultural economist, Professor Philip Pardey, Director of Global Research Strategy, and Director, International Science and Technology Practice and Policy ...

A series of addresses were held in Australia in September by the 2015 Derek Tribe Award recipient: Dr R. K. Malik, a Senior Agronomist with CIMMYT’s Sustainable Intensific...

Previously we reported on a fundraising program to support rice farmers in Laos to adopt dry seeding technology—traditional methods of hand-transplanting rice seedlings are very...

We’ve recently reported on the new, even closer relationship between the Crawford Fund and Researchers in Agriculture for International Development (RAID). RAID members were cer...

The Crawford Fund has recently initiated appointments of Patrons to the Fund. Three outstanding and recent Chairs of the Board, who have shown continuing support for and interes...

Cattle production in Laos is mainly based on the smallholder system with little or no management inputs. This means that cattle in these systems rely on natural feeds which occur

The Crawford Fund’s public awareness program has been supporting journalists to visit and report on international agricultural research projects during what we’ve called ‘seeing...

Previously we reported on a fundraising program to support rice farmers in Laos to adopt dry seeding technology—traditional methods of hand-transplanting rice seedlings are very...

The Crawford Fund has supported young agricultural scientists with an interest in international research and development through its conference scholarship program since 2010. I...

The Crawford Fund assists with visits and public awareness for VIP international visitors to Australia to help spread the word of the positive impact of their work in agricultur...

Intensive training on soil borne pathogens of wheat was recently held at the Transitional Zone Agricultural Research Institute (TZARI) in Eskisehir, Turkey. The training was led...

Cassava viruses and cassava whiteflies are threatening food security globally but especially in East Africa. Molecular identification is the only way to detect both the viruses ...

We feel it is important to hear from both the public and private sectors in the food security issues that are the focus of our conference each year, and this

We recently reported on a training visit made by Lorina Galvez, from Visayas State University in the Philippines, to undertake several trials on jackfruit product development. T...

We are pleased to be able to announce the awardees for our 2016 Crawford Fund Conference Scholarships. The response to our competitive scholarships has been tremendous this year...

The Sir John Crawford Memorial Address has been held annually since 1985—in honour of the remarkable Australian in whose name the Crawford Fund was established. He passionately ...

Following Dr Cary Fowler’s Sir John Crawford Memorial Address at last year’s conference, the Fund was approached to assist with a program highlighting Cary’s work and Aust...

Jackfruit is one of several tropical fruits which are high-value crops in the southern Philippines. Growing crops such as jackfruit, durian and pomelo can allow smallholders to ...

The Crawford Fund has a long association with PNG Women in Agriculture, having connected with the group through Australian Women in Agriculture and having supported training for...

The Crawford Fund is partnering with Dr Leigh Vial to encourage farmers, or farmer groups to help support rice farmers in southern Laos to adopt dry seeding technology, but we need

We reported earlier on our involvement in the Australia-Africa Plant Biosecurity Partnership (AAPBP), which is training a set of Biosecurity Fellows or ‘champions’ who will be t...

In Myanmar, as labourers move out of agriculture in favour of non-farm work, farmers are facing high labour costs and significant shortages in labour availability. Although mech...

The Queensland State Committee of the Crawford Fund has selected the recipients of the Honours Research Scholarships and Postgraduate Student Awards, which were open in February...

International delegates will explore the latest soil research during a five day Master Class ‘Soil Productivity – Growing Agriculture’ convened by the NSW Department of Primary ...

Dr Nghia Nguyen, a lecturer from Cantho University in Vietnam, was identified as a young research leader and invited to participate in training at the Australian Herbicide Resis...

Madaline Healey was a 2012 scholar who went on to an AVID volunteer position with our mentoring efforts under Prof Lester Burgess in Laos, and is now working on an

Maintaining water and food security across the Indo-Gangetic Plains of South Asia presents considerable challenges to a region that hosts 40 per cent of the world’s population. ...

The Crawford Fund’s Food Security Journalism Award for 2016 is now open and two former winners have just returned from their award visit to Timor-Leste. Food and nutrition secur...

Agriculture still employs a large proportion of the people in Lao PDR. Small farms with low technology grow food mainly for local consumption. But nematodes cause many problems ...

We’ve previously reported on our Young Crawford Group activities, and the recent work of former scholars Anika Molesworth and Miriam McCormack (see links below). We’ve als...

The Crawford Fund has made a submission to the current inquiry by the Joint Standing Committee for Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade into “The role of development partnerships ...

The four P’s—Product, Price, Promotion and Place—were introduced to participants on the first day of a three-day intensive training course in coffee marketing earlier this year....

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) has just released a report on the global use of improved wheat germplasm and the economic benefits from internation...

The Crawford Fund’s prestigious Derek Tribe Award is made biennially to a citizen of a developing country in recognition of their contributions to research in agriculture ...

In addition to all our State and Territory Committees offering conference scholarships, which were recently announced for our 2016 conference, three of our State Committees also...

It’s always good to stay in touch with our conference scholars and learn how they have benefited from attendance at our conference, the networks they’ve joined or how they...

Through our 25+ years of experience in working with Australian and overseas experts to train scientists in agricultural research, we have reached more than 10,000 people from 40...

Crawford Fund Scholarships were made available in March for young Australian agricultural students and scientists to attend scholars’ and mentoring activities with the Cra...

The Crawford Fund family is saddened to report the passing of our board member and inaugural Tasmanian chairman, Mr Ian McLean MacKinnon AM on March 11, 2016, as the result

From our efforts to encourage young Australian agricultural students and researchers into further study, careers and volunteering in agriculture for development, we have had som...

Dr Yorn Try, Vice Rector of Meanchey University in North West Cambodia, was offered a four-week training visit to Australia as part of the 2016 Crawford Fund Training Award Prog...

Rainforest in the Samlout district in NW Cambodia underwent rapid rates of clearing for cash cropping at the end of the civil war. More recently, fruit-tree cropping has expande...

In our latest blog on plant pathology and entomology work in Laos, we hear from entomologist Ian Smith and his work with beetles, and training in their identification. During my

In May of last year, we reported on a training workshop held for thirty-four Ministry staff in Myanmar. The ‘Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) for Extension Training of ...

WASTE NOT, WANT NOT: The Circular Economy to Food Security 29-30 August 2016, Canberra Our 2016 Event The Crawford Fund’s annual conference holds a key place in the development and

ACIAR’s John Dillon Memorial Fellowships serve the memory of John Dillon who, like John Crawford, was a staunch supporter of international agricultural research. The fellowships...

‘Waste Not, Want Not: The Circular Economy to Food Security’ 29 and 30 August 2016, Canberra We are pleased to announce the dates and focus for our 2016 annual confe...

We have heard from a range of the volunteers and researchers working with Lester Burgess in Laos, including Harriet Brickhill, Jillian Lyall, Victor Puno, David Coleman and Nina...

Late last year we reported on our work for the production of videos showcasing agricultural development in Vietnam. We are releasing two of those videos for 2016’s Interna...

Western Sydney University buses students in their Bachelor of Natural Science (Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security) course to our Crawford Fund annual conference and schol...

The Crawford Fund has partnered with ACIAR and the Global Food Studies at the University of Adelaide for the delivery of Agribusiness Master Classes. The purpose of the training is

Honours Research Scholarships and Postgraduate Student Awards are now open for 2016. For full details of the awards and the application form, see below and click here. At a recent

The International Society for Root Research (ISRR) recently held its 9th International Symposium in Canberra with the theme “belowground solutions to global challenges”. The mee...

“Pulses are truly magic, offering a win-win-win situation for the farmer, the consumer and the planet”, said Professor Chandra Madramootoo, a water and food security specialist ...

Further to their last visit in Savannakhet province, where they met other young Australian researchers and volunteers working with Prof Lester Burgess, Harriet Brickhill and Jil...

The Crawford Fund today launched its 2016 Food Security Journalism Award at an event showcasing young Queenslanders and their experiences of international agriculture. “Today we...

Watermelons have become the major dry season cash crop for progressive small-holder rice farmers in Savannakhet province, Lao PDR. The watermelons are grown in cylindrical pits ...

With support from the Crawford Fund, a second series of workshops and training on soil fertility was conducted in Uganda in September 2015, following on from training in 2012. W...

A workshop on ecologically-based rodent management in agricultural and urban communities was held for participants from the Ministries of Agriculture and Health in Fiji. The tra...

Harriet Brickhill and Jillian Lyall from Charles Sturt University bring us more of their volunteer experiences in Laos PDR in the following blog. We will be keeping you updated ...

We will be hearing in coming months from a number of the volunteers and researchers currently working with mentor Prof Lester Burgess in Laos PDR. The following blog is by

Rice is the staple food for the 170 million people of Bangladesh. But rice farmers in Bangladesh experience significant losses of valuable rice seed and seedlings through seed b...

The Crawford Fund is pleased to announce that Mr Ian MacKinnon, Dr Bruce Standen and Mr Mitchell Hooke received Australia Day Honours this year. All were appointed as members in

The Crawford Fund is pleased to be again supporting the annual conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES), which gathers leading internatio...

Obituary: Donald Mentz AM FTSE FAIST Executive Director, Crawford Fund, 1999-2002 Don Mentz was born in Melbourne on 20 October 1933. He was educated at Hampton High School, Doo...

Over the next six months, we will be reporting on our ongoing work around plant pathology in Laos which is under the careful management of Professor Lester Burgess. Honorary Pro...

The Crawford Fund recently supported an intensive one week training course on furniture design for four young designers from Laos and Vietnam. The aim of the training, held at RMIT

Capacity building in the area of natural resources and indigenous livelihoods has recently been undertaken for marine resource management practitioners from Eastern Indonesia. T...

Tropical peatlands are critical carbon stores globally, and Indonesia has the largest area of tropical peatland in the world. These peatlands are a major source of carbon emissi...

Over the years, our Victorian Committee has been a keen partner and supporter of training in a Rotary effort to assist the Pacific islands in the improvement of food security

Worldwide, consumers are becoming increasingly concerned by the industrialization of their food and its impact on the environment, food safety and global food security. In an ef...

Earlier this year, the Crawford Fund supported the attendance of seven technical staff from the Manokwari Agricultural Extension Academy (STPP) and NGOs to an Extension Workshop...

Six weeks of intensive study in Australia has given 15 Senior Biosecurity Fellows, from Sub-Saharan Africa, new skills, networks and inspiration to fight crop pests and diseases...

The Crawford Fund’s chief executive, Dr Denis Blight, recently paid tribute to Sir John Crawford’s significant contributions to international agricultural research for developme...

In order to increase awareness of the work undertaken by the Crawford Fund, Dr James Ridsdill-Smith (Coordinator, WA Committee) presented at the CSIRO Auditorium in WA on 24 Sep...

It was recently advertised that a Young Crawford Meeting was to be held in Perth in August, to discuss Opportunities in International Agriculture Research. The successful event ...

For those who work in research and animal health in rural farming communities, communication and social research is important for learning methods to improve farming practices a...

Establishing regional, small-scale feed mills in Papua New Guinea is being encouraged due to reduced costs when poultry feed is manufactured by mini mills using local ingredient...

Water and food scarcity issues are major global challenges facing humankind, and the recycling and reuse of wastewater, particularly in peri-urban agriculture, can help address ...

Every year there are almost 4 million trays of mangoes produced in the Northern Territory alone. This makes it one of the major fruit crops grown in the Territory. It’s

The Crawford Fund’s public awareness program has facilitated a range of short video productions to showcase agriculture for development work, our training and volunteers. Some a...

Global issues such as climate change and population growth are creating significant challenges for food productivity and security in the Asia Pacific region. Breeders are aiming...

Sir John Crawford, in whose honour the Fund was established, was a remarkable Australian who contributed at the highest levels to the development of Australia and other countrie...

Australian researchers are currently hosting young scientists from the South Pacific Islands for training in the development of sustainable coconut wood products. The livelihood...

Following on from earlier in the year, when the Queensland Committee launched an award program for the training of international scientists and extension staff, a call for appli...

As previously reported, the Crawford Fund is part of the Australia-Africa Plant Biosecurity Partnership, which is training a set of Biosecurity Fellows or ‘champions’ who will b...

There are now large demands on agricultural production at local, national and global scales. Managing agricultural catchments is also becoming more complicated—there is a need t...

As far back as 2000, the Crawford Fund was highlighting the significant link between civil unrest and food security with our annual conference ‘Food, Water and War: Security in a

2015 is the UN International Year of Soils and aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security. One of the specific objectives for the

During his visit to Australia to present the Sir John Crawford memorial address, the Crawford Fund arranged for Dr Cary Fowler, biodiversity advocate, to be interviewed by ABC T...

The Crawford Fund was pleased to support the recent International Wheat Conference and Borlaug Global Rust Initiative workshop, with media assistance for both events. This inter...

On Thursday 15 October the WA State Committee hosted a highly successful Sundowner event. The event was aimed at students, young professionals and anyone with an interest in foo...

Indonesian capture fisheries are among the most productive fisheries worldwide. They are also of high significance due to the support they provide to the livelihoods of millions...

The downturn in world ore, metal and energy prices, with the concomitant ‘cooling’ of investment activity in the extractive sector, could be a window of opportunity for investme...

Our annual conference “The Business of Food Security” was held in Canberra on 10-12 August. Here our Chief Executive, Dr Denis Blight, provides his own personal interpretation o...

Fifteen Senior Biosecurity Fellows and 30 Associate Fellows—biosecurity champions for African plant pest and disease protection—will meet in Nairobi on 18 August for the first A...

In addition to the Crawford Fund’s monthly e-newsletters and our weekly webstories, we produce a special printed newsletter to coincide with the Annual Parliamentary Conference ...

The impact of international agricultural research comes down to people—the leaders and researchers with the passion and commitment to pursue outcomes for food security. In 2010 ...

The Fund’s public awareness program has been supporting journalists to visit developing countries for some years. The aim is for them to experience and report on international a...

In recent years, milk production in West Java has declined such that they are unable to sustain milk production relative to levels in East Java. Many challenges exist for smallh...

Sweetpotato is the main food staple in Papua New Guinea, it is a valuable source of nutrition in Fiji, and a food crop of growing importance in Australia. Like all

We are pleased to offer an opportunity to view “Seeds of Time”, a feature-length documentary that traces the crusade of Dr Cary Fowler to build the ‘doomsday seed vault’—an apoc...

A free networking event for young agriculture professionals is being held in Perth next month. Co-hosted by the WA Crawford Fund committee and the state Department of Agricultur...

The Crawford Fund supports young Australian agricultural students and scientists with a keen interest in contributing to international agricultural development. The Conference S...

We have previously reported on the review of our Master Class and training programs by our Director of Training, Dr Colin Chartres, with contributions by Dr Helen Scott-Orr and Dr

It’s great to welcome Melina Gillespie as our new Communications and Admin Assistant. Melina will have particular responsibility for our website and the design and production of...

The 2015 Crawford Fund Fellowship has been awarded to Ms Aye Sandar Phyo from Myanmar. Ms Phyo is a Research Associate at the Asian Institute of Technology. She has a

We previously reported on our involvement in a project that will see a cadre of ‘change champions’ trained to improve plant biosecurity in east and southern African countries (r...

Dr Azza Rhaiem from the National Gene Bank (NGB) in Tunisia recently received training in identifying fungal plant pathogens and establishing of fungal cultures at The Universit...

Although goat production in Lao PDR is small in quantity compared to production from other ruminants, goats still play an important role for smallholders in terms of income gene...

A large mapping project in areas with mining prospects was recently undertaken in Ghana by Abdul–Wadood Moomen, a PhD candidate at Curtin University. The work was supported by t...

We are sad to be saying farewell to Wendy Bortolazzo who is moving on to full-time employment. Wendy has done a tremendous job setting up our new website, developing our

Partnering with Murdoch University, we have recently supported training in postharvest grain storage. Western Australia is a major exporter of grain, and a leader in the researc...

The Young Crawford Group (YCG) in Tasmania consists of previous recipients of Crawford Fund Conference Scholarships and other interested researchers. The group meets to share in...

Members of the NSW Crawford Fund Committee and Crawford Central arrived in Millthorpe from Sydney, Canberra, Tamworth and Hartley, to celebrate the sustained contribution of Dic...

A workshop is currently underway on sustainable intensification of rice-based systems in the lower Mekong region. The workshop, convened by the University of Sydney on behalf of...

In a new initiative, the Tasmanian Committee is offering a Scholarship to young people at the University of Tasmania who are interested in a career in international agricultural...

Mr Sokchea An has recently published a paper in the Australasian Agribusiness Review with Dr Richard Culas from Charles Sturt University. With Crawford Fund support Mr An, a Cam...

The following story was provided by former South Australian Committee coordinator Albert Rovira, following a presentation by Colin Cargill at an Adelaide Probus meeting about hi...

Biological security (biosecurity) is the protection of people, plants, animals and the environment and economy from pests and diseases. Last year we had a Rural Press Club event...

Dr Chimphango is an agricultural botanist involved in legume research at Capetown University. With Crawford Fund support, he visited the Centre for Rhizobium Studies (CRS) at Mu...

Wheat researchers from around the globe will be coming to Sydney in September for the 9th International Wheat Conference website. A number of training and other workshops are be...

To strengthen institutional capacity, extension services and rural livelihoods in the Central Dry Zone and Delta regions of Myanmar, the Crawford Fund has supported a six day wo...

SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE TO OUR CONFERENCE AND SCHOLAR DAY – it may change their lives! Would you like to help fund additional young scientists and students to attend our conf...

The Crawford Fund and its State programs have been working to encourage young people in their study or careers in international agricultural research (IAR). The Queensland Commi...

Sustainable intensification and the role of partnerships between the public and private sectors is the focus of this year’s Crawford Fund Annual Conference, The Business o...

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, founded in 1964, is the world’s most comprehensive inventory of the global conser...

The publication “Tropical Dairy Farming” by Dr John Moran was launched at a well-attended event in Kuala Lumpar. To communicate his experience to a Malaysian audienc...

Our Master Class in Communicating Research to Stakeholders travelled to India and was supported by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) for their partners from natio...

A special information and networking session was organised by the Crawford Fund’s Queensland Committee for young scientists and communicators. The well-attended event high...

At each of our Master Classes in Communicating with Stakeholders, there have been a range of benefits that participants report come from the new knowledge, skills and resources ...

This is the report submitted by Dr Murom Banabas from the PNG Oil Palm Research Association Inc. It reports the activities that have developed out of his attendance at the

Three videos were launched at today’s Crawford Fund’s Queensland Committee event, “Have a Go” International Agricultural Research – Networks and Op...

Dr Lloyd Evans AO, FAA, FRS has passed away in Canberra, aged 87. Dr Evans was a champion of international agricultural research and of its benefits to Australia and the

The 2014-2015 Global Food Policy Report released recently by IFPRI examines in detail the advances and setbacks in global food security in 2014 and prospects and priorities for ...

The Crawford Fund is supporting training by the CSIRO Plant Industry’s Australia Tree Seed Centre around tree seed technology and seedbank management for visitors from Vie...

The Crawford Fund conducted another of its Master Classes in ‘Communicating Research to Stakeholders’, co-hosted at ICIPE – African Insect Science for Food and Healt...

An opinion piece arguing the next steps in making agriculture, forestry and fisheries part of the solution to the negative impacts of climate change. Frank Rijsberman, CEO of CG...

In developing countries, the dairy industry has an important role to play in food and nutritional security. To assist Asian countries develop their local milk industries, the Cr...

Our 2014 Conference included an address by esteemed agricultural economist Dr Shenggen Fan, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), in whic...

It’s good to learn that members of the alumni of our Young Crawford group are going on to do work related to international agricultural research. Anthony Leddin was one of

The Crawford Fund recently offered one of our young scholars, Sarah van Bronswijk, an opportunity to attend the 2015 Australasian Aid Conference. Sarah’s report follows. T...

Training on fish disease investigation techniques was organised and facilitated by Dr Susan Gibson-Kueh from Murdoch University, and co-funded by The Crawford Fund. The first of...

Timor-Leste has the highest stunting rate in children in the world, at 58%. Stunting affects health, physical and cognitive development capacity in children as well as productiv...

Crawford Fund Conference Scholarship recipient Kelly Ryan, Grains Development Officer, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia reports on a recent networking event...

The Crawford Fund’s 2015 Food Security Journalism award was launched today at a food security focussed event hosted by the Rural Press Club (RPC) of Queensland. The Fund is joining

Our Queensland Committee has launched two new awards: one for young Australian ag scientists in Honours or Postgraduate studies, and the other for international scientists and e...

Our Queensland Committee has launched two new awards: one for young Australian ag scientists in Honours or Postgraduate studies (application form below), and the other for inter...

An innovative approach to empowering agricultural scientists in applying modern biotechnology is helping Africa’s scientists and research institutions become globally significan...

A group of our NSW Committee members are on a self-funded tour to Laos to visit some of the volunteers, trainees and projects they have funded over the years, and

We recently posted a story on the feedback and testimonials of our last Master Class in Communicating Research to Stakeholders. Our next Master Class will take place over five full

With 2015 being the International Year of Soils , our recent soils training for PNGs first forestry inventory is of particular note. The Papua New Guinea Forest Authority, with the

Crawford Fund support for a collaboration visit of scientists from Thailand to CSIRO in Canberra has resulted in a publication in the Australasian Plant Pathology journal. ̶...

We extend congratulations to Dr Tony Fischer, our ACT Coordinator who has been appointed to Chair the Independent Steering Committee of the WHEAT CGIAR Research Program (CRP), f...

Congratulations to The Hon Neil Andrew AO FTSE, former chair of the Fund, who has been appointed the new chair of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA). In a joint media

The WA Young Crawford Group, made up of students and early career scientists from Western Australia who received scholarships to attend the 2014 Crawford Fund Annual Parliamenta...

The Crawford Fund continues with efforts to ensure a reasoned debate around issues related to biotechnology and GMOs. For example, Modern technology: saviour or threat? was an a...

We held our third Master Class in Communicating Research to Stakeholders in Nadi, Fiji from 25-31 May 2014 for approximately 20 agricultural scientists and communicators from ac...

Supporting the development of the next generation of agricultural researchers is an important goal for the Crawford Fund and for this reason, we have supported training in a num...

There are concerns about the levels of use and application of herbicides in Bangladesh. To address this issue, the Crawford Fund has provided funding for training in the safe ha...

Supported by the Crawford Fund, visiting scientist and PhD candidate Kenneth Mbene, is studying at the University of South Australia’s Centre for Environmental Risk Assessment a...

“The planet needs more plant scientists” African educators meet in Nairobi to develop educational tools for a next generation of African plant breeders Educators of plant breede...

The Crawford Fund recently caught up with Tamzin Byrne ‘in action’. Tamzin is our volunteer Scope Global placement at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (...

Our Tasmanian Committee has supported training for a team of scientists and foresters from Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Australia to run  a ‘train the trainer’ course for forester...

The consideration of cultural factors in international agricultural research are receiving more attention. Increasingly in PNG, the national agricultural research organisations ...

The Victorian Committee of the Crawford Fund has supported a range of Landcare training exercises over the years. Most recently, it  supported a ten-day Indonesian study tour of...

A cadre of ‘change champions’ are to be trained to improve plant biosecurity in ten east and southern African countries. A workshop held by Australia-Africa Plant Biosecurity Pa...

In North Laos, some farmers located near big towns are moving from traditional ways of keeping pigs, to market-oriented systems to meet growing demand for pig meat. However, the...

Australia’s plant industries are keenly aware of the need for a strong biosecurity system to manage pests which affect production of crops, as well as post- harvest pests which can

Australia can lay some claim to strong connections to this year’s World Food Prize winner. The occasion of the World Food Prize each year on 16 October is an important

The Crawford Fund’s mentoring program aims to complement our training program by strategically placing experienced Australians with developing country researchers for targeted t...

The Crawford Fund is proud to announce two of our group that were recently honoured in University of Queensland Alumni Awards. Dr Sallyanne Atkinson AO, former Board member and now

New Alliance marks World Food Day with drive to transform African farming World Food Day, October 16. The Alliance for Agricultural R&D for Food Security today announced its...

The forum, “Facing the Global Food Crisis: The role of research, training and SA expertise”, was held on Friday, 21 November 2014 at SARDI, Waite Institute Campus. It was an

This week sees the 25th anniversary of Landcare in Australia. What many don’t realise is the tremendous impact that the model has had in developing countries. The Fund has...

One aspect of our annual conferences that has really taken hold is the encouragement for young people with an interest in international agricultural research and development to ...

The Hon John Kerin AM, Crawford Fund Chair, has joined Bill Gates and MS Swaminathan, the father of the Green Revolution in India, as an international Ambassador of Goodwill for

As part of our efforts to spread the word of the benefits to developing countries and to Australia, with our “Doing Well by Doing Good” report, Dr Albert Rovira, former

This week the Crawford Fund is assisting the “Olympics of Horticulture” – the International Horticulture Congress. The Fund has supported a range of developing country delegates...

Harvest is a program initiated by the Waite Campus of the University of Adelaide in Urrbrae which broadcasts on Radio Adelaide which focuses on what we eat and drink, how

Tony Gregson AM, chair of the Crawford Fund’s Victorian Committee, is one of five new members appointed to the Commission for International Agricultural Research, which pr...

With Crawford Fund support, Aaron Preston, a PhD Student from Charles Sturt University, participated in the International Rice Research Institute’s (IRRI) “Rice Rese...

A plea for continued government and industry commitment and support for our biosecurity system was made by the Crawford Fund Board Member, Dr Tony Gregson, who is chairman of Plant

Based on a growing body of literature confirming the safety and potential environmental, economic and health benefits of planting genetically modified (GM) crops, South East Asi...

We are pleased to welcome Dr Colin Chartres, who has today joined the Crawford Fund as Director of Training and Master Classes. Colin is a soil scientist by training, who

Recent media reports around biosecurity have covered an exotic beetle incursion from China, the likely track for the blow-in of pests from New Zealand to Tassie, discussion of w...

The Crawford Fund has been assisting CSIRO and the office of the Australian Chief Agriculture Scientist this week with the CSIRO Food for Growth Forum and the G20 Agricultural C...

The Crawford Fund board had the pleasure of welcoming new board member Prof Kaye Basford FTSE at its May meeting in Brisbane, following the retirement of Sallyanne Atkinson.  Th...

A food secure world: challenging choices for our north 6 April 2011 Queensland Parliament House, Brisbane The Hon John Kerin, Chair of the Crawford Fund: This conference will he...

In our efforts to encourage more young Australians into international agricultural research, the lifelong work of John Schiller may provide encouragement. While more recently he...

Presentation, writing, interview and social media skills were part of the program at the Master class on communicating with stakeholders, held in Nadi, Fiji from 25-31 May 2014....

Saturday 24 May is World Fish Migration Day which aims to improve understanding of the importance of open rivers and fish migration. More than 250 events are being held around

  2014 ANNUAL PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE ETHICS, EFFICIENCY AND FOOD SECURITY: Feeding The 9 Billion, Well 26-28 August 2014 Program Registration Speakers’ Bios and Abstracts...

The Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BoBLME) Project is laying the foundations for a coordinated program of action designed to better the lives of the coastal populations i...

Australian and Ethiopian farmers are benefitting from an initiative that has connected growers from both sides of the globe and is shining a spotlight on sustainable crop produc...

While the 2014 conference will be launched soon, proceedings from last year’s event are now available online. Our 2013 Conference, “Mining, Agriculture & Development: Bread ...

The Crawford Fund’s ACT Committee coordinator, Dr Tony Fischer, today released a book, co-written with other eminent agricultural scientists Drs Derek Byerlee and Greg Edm...

Twenty researchers from Bhutan recently participated in a training course to improve their social research skills. The researchers were working in a wide range of areas, from de...

Enhancing rural livelihoods in Africa through Australian research partnerships – Young agrifood professionals and student networking event As a part of the Crawford Fund’s...

The Fund has a range of ways it encourages the interest of young Australian agricultural researchers in international agricultural research and a recent forum provided an opport...

The Crawford Fund and the DFAT Council on Australia Latin America Relations are supporting a visit to Mexico by two Australian journalists to cover the celebrations of the life and

The 2011 Conference title was “The supermarket revolution in food: good, bad or ugly for the world’s farmers, consumers and retailers?”. The supermarket revolu...

Our 2013 Conference, “Mining, Agriculture & Development: Bread from Stones?”, highlighted the issues and the need for fruitful partnerships between the mining an...

The 2013 Global Hunger Index, released for the 8th year by the International Food Policy Research Institute and partners, calls for greater resilience-building efforts to boost ...

Congratulations to Mrs Maria Linibi who just took out the (PNG) Westpac Outstanding Woman of the Year award. Maria was part of the group of founding and other members of

Professor Emeritus Robert (Bob) Gilkes, former Winthrop Professor of Soil Science and Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Earth and Environment at the University of Western Austr...

The Crawford Fund Board and Queensland Committee have both celebrated the contribution and hard work of Sallyanne Atkinson as Board Member and Queensland Committee chairperson a...

A 2063 VISION OF GLOBAL AGRICULTURE WINS OUR INAUGURAL FOOD SECURITY JOURNALISM AWARD A feature article which imagines global agriculture 50 years hence has won the inaugural Cr...

In 2014, we welcome to our Public Awareness Campaign our new Communications and Admin Assistant, Wendy Bortolazzo. Wendy’s initial focus will be the development of our new...

Over 20,000 samples originating from over 100 countries arrived this week at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in time for the vault’s sixth birthday. The samples include a s...

BONN, GERMANY (31 JAN 2013)—Concerned that inconsistent funding eventually could weaken a global network of seed banks at a time when farmers face unprecedented challenges, two ...

In Australia, chickpeas are grown by farmers from Queensland to Victoria and across the South to Western Australia, so many Australian farmers will be pleased with the news of a

“Centres of excellence needed to fight climate change impacts” The International Food Policy Research Institute has released new figures for the impact of climate ch...

We’re keen to encourage young Australians into agricultural science, and more so, young scientists into international agricultural research. Read a recent report from one ...

The enthusiasm and energy of a group of young and not so young ag scientists and the supportive words of Senator Mason, the Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister for Foreign

You are invited to a free forum in Sydney on 18 March to hear from some of the remarkable people from NSW who are delivering training and research projects overseas,

How do socio-cultural factors impact on the adoption rate of good farming  practices and uptake of new technologies in the cocoa, coffee and oil  palm sectors in PNG? To learn

There are considerable differences between the Australian and Indonesian agricultural sector, yet decision making at business and project level requires the same skill set of kn...

Come along to hear about the great work that is happening in Africa through The Crawford Fund and the Africa Research Group at Murdoch University, followed by networking drinks....

Local and international markets for virgin coconut oil have expanded rapidly over the past decade but producers need to improve their performance to remain competitive, build on...

It is known as ‘bamboo death’ and it’s an ecological phenomenon that happens every 50 years in India, Bangladesh and Myanmar causing widespread famine and deva...

With little life, or indeed scientific, experience you might ask yourself how much benefit an early career researcher could really get out of spending three weeks at huge instit...

Our NT Committee has put out a call for applications of up to $15,000 to support training in agricultural research for developing country scientists. The NT Committee’s ge...

The Young Crawford Group is a new student organization of the School of Agricultural Science of the University of Tasmania (UTAS), sponsored by the Crawford Fund. It will organi...

Four members of a small team that completed an ACIAR project to re-establish the pyrethrum industry in the PNG highlands were supported by the Crawford Fund to participate in a

The Lao Peoples Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is one of the world’s poorest and least developed countries but is comparatively forest-rich nation. Therefore forest managem...

In developing countries, the dairy industry has an important role to play in food and nutritional security. To assist Asian countries improve their dairy production and develop ...

We have seen the successful application of Australia’s Landcare model in Australia and developing countries, and the Crawford Fund has supported landcare training over the...

Our training on landcare has just finished in the village of Popua on the island of Tongatapu, Tonga which is showing the potential of the Australian landcare model, adapted to

Even though Laos is quite richly endowed with surface water compared to many other countries, the availability of the resource is becoming more and more uncertain and unreliable...

Argentinean couple, agronomists and PhD students Diana Martino and Guillermo Divito met seven years ago and recently found themselves both in Australia training separately – Dia...

A group of 20 extension workers and people in farmer and marketing groups in Ghana visited Victoria and South Australia last month as part of the Ghana Farmer Based Organisation

Aquaculture is an important economic activity in many countries but there is a need to develop more sustainable practices in order to secure the industry’s future. To addr...

Educating researchers in Asia about early detection and correct identification of rust fungi is not only beneficial for countries like Vietnam, but also Australia as it facilita...

The Northern Territory Committee of the Crawford Fund is pleased to announce a call for applications to support training in agricultural research for developing country scientis...

There are limited opportunities for plant biosecurity and quarantine training in East Timor, but it is of vital importance to the country’s food security and to regional b...

Educating researchers in Asia about early detection and correct identification of rust fungi is not only beneficial for countries like Vietnam, but also Australia as it facilita...

A group of 20 extension workers and people in farmer and marketing groups in Ghana visited Victoria and South Australia last month as part of the Ghana Farmer Based Organisation

Over 20,000 samples originating from over 100 countries arrived this week at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in time for the vault’s sixth birthday. The samples include a s...

The 2012 Annual Conference “The Scramble for Natural Resources: More Food, Less Land?” highlighted a range of issues related to the competition for natural resources and impacts...

17 February 2014 Eco-Sciences Precinct, Dutton Park, Brisbane Doing well by doing good: engaging young scientists in agricultural research was a seminar and networking event in ...

18th March 2014 NSW Parliament House, Sydney Facing the Global Food Crisis: Using trade and aid for a food secure world was a forum and networking event to address food

The group was led by the coordinator of the NSW Crawford Fund committee, Dr Bruce Standen. Members include the former Dean of Agriculture, Prof Lester Burgess, cattleman Dick Au...

Yiyi Sulaeman from the Indonesian Center for Agricultural Land Resource Research and Development is a young researcher with a strong background and considerable experience in so...

Why do farmers sometimes ignore the suggestions of agricultural researchers? Why do they choose to stick with conventional species of crops despite new varieties being made avai...

Three Indonesian veterinarians from laboratories in Bali, South Sulawesi and Timor, visited the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute ...

A training course aimed at building the communication skills of Cambodian agricultural research and extension staff with hands-on experience in publishing, research methodology ...

Livestock systems research is receiving increased attention in countries in the Mekong Group, with increasing prices for livestock products associated with increased livestock c...

When it comes to genetic diversity, Turkey is located in an important part of the world – a bridge between the crops of Europe and the Middle East. It is

On Thursday 25 July the NSW Committee said good bye and thank you to Dr Bruce Standen. Bruce resigned as Coordinator of the NSW Committee of the Crawford Fund, a

An increasing number of farmers in the North of Laos are moving away from traditional ways of keeping pigs to meet growing demand for pork meat.  The problem they face

Master Classes are the flagship training initiative of the Crawford Fund. They are often delivered in partnership with other key agencies, including ACIAR, CSIRO, CGIAR Centres,...

  2014 ANNUAL PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE ETHICS, EFFICIENCY AND FOOD SECURITY: Feeding The 9 Billion, Well 26-28 August 2014 We believe that ideas and scenarios of varying qu...

The Crawford Fund’s State and Territory Programs are the linchpins of our training program which supports practical, short-term, hands-on training tailored to the needs of an in...