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Are you studying in any field broadly related to food and nutrition security? If so, we can help you add an international focus to it. The Crawford Fund’s 2024 Student

The Crawford Fund QLD Committee supports targeted training and mentoring of overseas scientists and extension officers by experienced Queensland counterparts working o...

Are you a journalist keen to experience first-hand some agricultural projects in a developing country that are changing lives for the better? The Crawford Fund is today launchin...

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

In an era where food and nutrition security are critical concerns for global well-being, it’s essential to foster awareness and innovative thinking among our youth. That&#...

The Crawford Fund Fellowship, established in 2002 with the generous support of Dr Brian Booth AM FTSE, aims to provide further training of a scientist in agriculture, fisheries ...

The Crawford Fund’s highly sought after Student Awards are one way we support and encourage the next generation of Australians into study, careers and volunteering in internatio...

In today’s interconnected world, the significance of international agriculture for sustainable development cannot be overstated. As educators, it’s crucial to equip ...

The Crawford Fund’s Victoria Committee recently supported a training workshop jointly organised by the University of Melbourne, Agriculture Victoria, and the Department of Anima...

The Crawford Fund raced through 2023 at full pace as travel around our training, student awards, mentoring and journalist visits overseas was underway, making up for lost time a...

Date: Wednesday 21 February 2024 Time: 6.00pm – 7.45pm AEST including a networking reception after proceedings Venue: National Press Club 16 National Circuit, Barton, ACT Regist...

The Crawford Fund’s New South Wales Committee recently supported Charles Sturt University (CSU) soil researchers Dr Brooke Kaveney and A/Prof Jason Condon to deliver a training ...

The Crawford Fund’s Annual Conference was held in September in Canberra and online. As well as bringing together the world’s leading experts in agricultural science, research, p...

We are so pleased to once again be presenting a NextGen panel on international careers in agriculture for development to some of the brightest young minds in Australia, as part

The Crawford Fund QLD Committee supports targeted training and mentoring of overseas scientists and extension officers by experienced Queensland counterparts working o...

One way the Crawford Fund supports and encourages the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research is through our hig...

Our 2023 conference “Global Food Security in a Riskier World: Diversification for Resilient Food and Nutrition Systems” considered how farmers the world over, who are generally ...

Two former Ministers for Agriculture, The Hon John Anderson and The Hon Joel Fitzgibbon have affirmed the benefits of aid-funded international agricultural research for developm...

The Crawford Fund recently commissioned two reports, the first, “Australian Gains from Investment in International Agricultural R&D 2010 – 2020: Doing Well by Doing Good” fo...

Despite the proof positive from benefit-cost analyses finding a ratio of 10:1 on investment, and the less quantifiable social, environmental, and diplomatic benefits in-country ...

A strong and compelling case for greater investment by Australia in international agricultural research for development (Ag4Dev) has been delivered in a report commissioned by t...

A recent review commissioned by the Crawford Fund has found that investing in international agricultural research not only delivers obvious benefits to Australia’s partner count...

   We are pleased to have so many eminent people who support our view that it is in Australia’s interests to support an increase in the small proportion of

One way the Crawford Fund supports and encourages the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research is through our hig...

The Board of Directors of the Crawford Fund has appointed Stephen Bartos as the new Chief Executive Officer. Stephen is currently Professor at the Centre for Environmental Gover...

The Crawford Fund’s Annual Conference was held in September in Canberra and online. As well as bringing together the world’s leading experts in agricultural science, research, p...

In an era where food and nutrition security are crucial for the well-being of individuals and communities, fostering awareness and innovative thinking among young minds is imper...

One way the Crawford Fund supports and encourages the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research is through our hig...

The inaugural Crawford Fund Award, Western Australia, was presented to Adjunct Professor John Hamblin at networking event held in Perth on Wednesday, 06 December. The award...

Through their International Engagement Awards, the Crawford Fund QLD Committee supports targeted training and mentoring of overseas scientists and extension officers b...

Welcome to another ‘Quick Year in Review’ covering 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023. Writing their foreword to our Quick Year in Review, The Hon John Anderson, our Chair and Dr

It is a pleasure for us to report on a year in which we were able to fund and complete a wide range of  activities after the disruptions of the

The Crawford Fund’s WA Committee and the Researchers in Agriculture for International Development (RAID Network), are finishing the year with a bang by hosting a networking even...

The Crawford Fund’s Annual Conference was held in September in Canberra and online. As well as bringing together the world’s leading experts in agricultural science, research, p...

The inaugural Crawford Fund Award, NSW was presented to Professor Lee Baumgartner at the final event in our Doing Well by Doing Good Campaign which was held in Sydney on We...

The Crawford Fund’s Annual Conference was held in September in Canberra and online. As well as bringing together the world’s leading experts in agricultural science, research, p...

The Crawford Fund QLD Committee supports targeted training and mentoring of overseas scientists and extension officers by experienced Queensland counterparts working on similar ...

The Crawford Fund’s highly sought after Student Awards are one way we  support and encourage the next generation of Australians into study, careers and volunteering in internati...

The Crawford Fund’s highly sought after Student Awards are one way we  support and encourage the next generation of Australians into study, careers and volunteeri...

The Crawford Fund Victoria Committee supported online training for extension research in development and farmer engagement projects to support early and mid-career researchers (...

The Crawford Fund’s New South Wales Committee recently supported Dr Hanwen Wu to carry out training to enhance integrated weed management (IWM) within the rice-based farming sys...

The Crawford Fund’s highly sought after Student Awards are one way we  support and encourage the next generation of Australians into study, careers and volunteering in internati...

As part of our Doing Well by Doing Good Campaign, our NSW Committee is holding a forum from 4-8pm on Wednesday 22 November 2023 in the Hobart Room of the Sofitel Sydney

Our 2023 VIC scholars (left to right) Danielle Yiden Tang, Quintin Murphy, Louise Walker and Emma Gillingham pictured with Tim Reeves Crawford Fund Board Member, VIC Crawford Fu...

The Crawford Fund’s Western Australia Committee recently supported “Writing for impact in peer-reviewed international journals” training for PhD students from Bangladesh. Two AC...

The Crawford Fund’s highly sought after Student Awards are one way we  support and encourage the next generation of Australians into study, careers and volunteeri...

The Crawford Fund’s Annual Conference was held last month in Canberra and online. As well as bringing together the world’s leading experts in agricultural science, research, pol...

The Crawford Fund’s highly sought after Student Awards are one way we  support and encourage the next generation of Australians into study, careers and volunteeri...

A Virtual Roundtable Session titled, Harnessing science innovations for a sustainable, equitable, and nourishing food system, is being held on 19 October. The event is part of t...

The Crawford Fund’s highly sought after Student Awards are one way we  support and encourage the next generation of Australians into study, careers and volunteering in...

The Crawford Fund’s highly sought after Student Awards are one way we  support and encourage the next generation of Australians into study, careers and volunteeri...

The Crawford Fund’s Annual Conference was held last month in Canberra and online. As well as bringing together the world’s leading experts in agricultural science, research, pol...

As part of our suite of NextGen programs to support and encourage young people in studies, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research and developm...

The Crawford Fund’s Annual Conference was held earlier this month in Canberra and online. As well as bringing together the world’s leading experts in agricultural science, resea...

  ABOUT THE POSITION The Crawford Fund’s Chief Executive, Colin Chartres, has announced his intention to retire in March 2024 and we are now recruiting for a permanent part...

The Crawford Fund’s Annual Conference was held earlier this month in Canberra and online. As well as bringing together the world’s leading experts in agricultural science, resea...

The Crawford Fund QLD Committee supports targeted training and mentoring of overseas scientists and extension officers by experienced Queensland counterparts working o...

This year our annual conference topic was “Global Food Security in a Riskier World: Diversification for Resilient Food and Nutrition Systems”. Our CEO, Dr Colin Chartr...

The Crawford Fund is pleased to welcome Rosemary Deininger (Deputy Secretary of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Policy Group of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries ...

Sir John Crawford contributed at the highest levels to the development of Australia and other countries and passionately supported international agricultural research for develo...

At the 2023 Crawford Fund Annual Conference – Global Food Security in a Riskier World: Diversification for Resilient Food and Nutrition Systems, we were honoured to have D...

As the Crawford Fund’s key public awareness event, each year for our annual conference we engage in traditional and social media campaigns to raise awareness of the import...

Each year a succinct summary of our annual conference is delivered by our Keynote Listeners who play an integral role in summarising and communicating the key take home messages...

Since 2011, the Crawford Fund has been presenting Master Classes in Communicating Research, which cover in about six days a range of skills that scientists need to communicate t...

Manita Raut is one of 17 students who received a Crawford Fund 2023 student award. We first connected with Manita back in 2017 when the Fund supported an ABC TV

Since 2020, the NSW Committee of the Crawford Fund has supported Dr Robert Mensah’s work in collaboration with Dr Nguyen Liem at the Plant Protection Research Institute (PPRI) i...

The Crawford Fund’s highly sought after Student Awards are one way we  support and encourage the next generation of Australians into study, careers and volunteering in...

Securing the world’s crop diversity is a global concern and a prerequisite for future food and nutrition security. Both crop diversity conservation and food and nutrition s...

The Crawford Fund’s highly sought after Student Awards are one way we  support and encourage the next generation of Australians into study, careers and volunteering in...

The Crawford Fund’s highly sought after Student Awards are one way we  support and encourage the next generation of Australians into study, careers and volunteering in...

The Crawford Fund QLD Committee supports targeted training and mentoring of overseas scientists and extension officers by experienced Queensland counterparts working on similar ...

The Crawford Fund has had a mentoring and volunteer program in Laos since 2009 and work was maintained throughout COVID-19 thanks to the great relationships built in that time. So

YOUR INVITATION TO OUR 2023 ANNUAL CONFERENCE GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY IN A RISKIER WORLD: – Diversification for Resilient Food and Nutrition Systems 04-05 September 2023 QT C...

The Crawford Fund is proud to announce our Crawford Fund Annual Conference scholarship winners from universities and organisations across Australia, and for the second time, spe...

Seventeen talented university students from around Australia have been awarded our highly sought after 2023 Student Awards. The Student Awards, offered by our State and Ter...

The much-anticipated Crawford Fund’s Pacific Dialogue workshop was held in Nadi from 6-8 June. We were pleased to welcome over 40 early to mid-career agricultural researche...

The Crawford Fund is very proud to release the latest offering in its NextGen video series. This video is a must-watch for the next generation of agriculture for development res...

The Crawford Fund’s NSW and SA Committees recently jointly supported a training and mentoring visit to Laos, where Crawford Fund Medal awardee Professor Lester Burgess has been ...

Food and nutrition security is an active discussion point across the community and school classrooms around the globe. How are we going to sustainably feed the world? It is a

There may be as many as ten million undescribed insect species in the world and, at this time, no-one knows how many insect species occur in Africa, let alone Botswana!

The Crawford Fund “family” has been devastated to hear of the passing of Mike Taylor on June 2nd after a short illness. Mike was on our Board in 2010 until

The Crawford Fund’s Victoria Committee recently supported the attendance of delegates from Indonesia, PNG, Vanuatu, Fiji, Solomons, West Timor to attend the inaugural scientific...

The Crawford Fund’s Tasmanian Committee recently supported a training visit to Hanoi and two adjacent provinces in Vietnam led by mentor Dr Chris Beadle. “For the last 25 years,...

As part of our ACIAR-supported NextGen program, we have been focusing this year on encouraging the use of our updated free curriculum-aligned resources Development for a Be...

A fantastic partnership between the Crawford Fund’s NSW Committee and the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is once again offering NSW university students the opportuni...

We are calling for second round applications from university students in NSW & VIC for our Student Awards. We accept applications from students in Austra...

This year, the Crawford Fund NextGen program has been holding workshops and webinars for teachers in order to build awareness and use of our high school teaching materials. If y...

The Crawford Fund’s New South Wales Committee has funded the development of a video which demonstrates the process of surveying and sampling banana plantations for leaf spot dis...

The Crawford Fund family is so pleased to read of the increase of nearly 10% in the funding for the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) in last nig...

Maggie Digby from Melbourne University and Freddie Mundy from Murdoch University are two veterinary students who were supported by DFAT and the Crawford Fund to attend the ...

In an innovative arrangement with the Cambodian Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation (MISTI), financial support from the WA State Committee of the Crawford F...

It was a somewhat different ‘wraparound’ student award experience for UTAS student Lucy Cooper. Having her original student award plans thwarted by COVID-19 and in the meantime ...

Are you looking for ways to provide authentic, immersive experiences for students where they are activated to create a better future for food and nutrition security? Look no fur...

Food and nutrition security is an active discussion point across the community and school classrooms around the globe. How are we going to sustainably feed the world? It is a

As part of our Doing Well by Doing Good Campaign, each of our Committees is holding a related forum in the first half of 2023. In the Northern Territory, a breakfast

The Crawford Fund is pleased to announce that it will be able to offer advanced training in research management with the scheduling of the fifth Agricultural Research Leadership...

In August 2021, the Crawford Fund’s NSW Committee partnered with the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) to call for university student applicants to participate in a six...

Looking for a career that is personally and professionally rewarding, applies solutions to local and global problems, and involves travel and new cultures? Yes? Then, a future i...

The 2022 Crawford Fund Medal has been awarded to Emeritus Professor Kym Anderson AC FAAEA FASSA DFAARES DFESA. The medal recognises individuals who have made a considerable and ...

One way the Crawford Fund supports and encourages the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research is through our hig...

As part of our Doing Well by Doing Good Campaign, on tour across the country, last week our Tasmanian Committee hosted “Tasmania: Doing Well by Doing Good: The Be...

An ongoing partnership between our NSW Committee and the NSW Department of Primary Industries continues to provide NSW university students the opportunity to undertake a six-wee...

The Crawford Fund was so very saddened to learn of the passing of the Hon John Kerin AO, (29 March). Fellow Crawford Fund patron, The Hon Neil Andrew AO has

As part of our Doing Well by Doing Good Campaign, each of our State Committees is holding a related forum in the first half of 2023. In Queensland, it will take the

The Crawford Fund is calling for an increase in the proportion of the development assistance (aid) budget invested in agricultural research for development, as it hosts a series...

One way the Crawford Fund supports and encourages the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research is through our hig...

The Crawford Fund’s Annual Conference was held in August 2022. As well as bringing together the world’s leading experts in agricultural science, research, policy, development an...

As part of our Doing Well by Doing Good Campaign, each of our State Committees is holding a related forum in the first half of 2023. Our Victorian Committee is hosting...

As part of this year’s ACIAR funded NextGen project, the Crawford Fund is holding workshops and webinars for teachers to assist with their use of our free “Development...

The Crawford Fund’s Annual Conference was held in August 2022. As well as bringing together the world’s leading experts in agricultural science, research, policy, development an...

Support from the Crawford Fund’s NT Committee enabled eight Timorese marine management practitioners to visit Darwin to participate in an intensive program of skill development ...

The Crawford Fund’s Annual Conference was held in August 2022. As well as bringing together the world’s leading experts in agricultural science, research, policy, development an...

Foreword to our Year In Review From Our Chair and CEO At last, as we write this in the final quarter of 2022, the Crawford Fund is operating again with

Welcome to another ‘Quick Year in Review’ covering 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. Writing their foreword to our Quick Year in Review, The Hon John Anderson, our Chair

As part of our Doing Well by Doing Good Campaign, each of our State Committees is holding a related forum in the first half of 2023. Our West Australia Committee is ho...

Our 2022 conference “Celebrating Agriculture for Development: Outcomes, Impact and the Way Ahead” was indeed a great opportunity to celebrate the Crawford Fund’...

James (Jim) Ingram, passed away on 15 February. From 1996 to 1999, Jim was the chair of the Crawford Fund; in 2008, he led our task force on world food

As part of our Doing Well by Doing Good Campaign, each of Crawford Fund’s State and Territory  Committees is holding a related forum in the first half of 2023. Our

As part of our Doing Well by Doing Good Campaign, each of our State Committees is holding a related forum in the first half of 2023. Our South Australia Committee

The Crawford Fund’s New South Wales Committee supported Ms Altaf Hamila, a Tunisian student at the University of Izmir, Turkey, to undertake an internship with the NSW Departmen...

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is developing a new international development policy to “set the long-term direction for Australia’s international devel...

The Crawford Fund’s ACT Committee is hosting a Doing Well by Doing Good session at the upcoming ABARES Outlook Conference, which this year will explore the highly topical theme ...

It’s full steam ahead for travel around our training, student awards, mentoring and journalist visits overseas in 2023 and, at home, our busy year will be peppered with events h...

“Development for a Better Future” – making it easier for teachers with updated materials We have a big year ahead for our ACIAR-funded activities to excite high school edu...

DEVELOPMENT FOR A BETTER FUTURE COMPETITION for Australian school students in Years 9 and 10 WIN $1000 for your school! We are so excited about our updated high school teaching

The Crawford Fund’s ACT Committee has had some recent changes. Last year we welcomed Dr Wendy Craik to our board and as the new chair of the ACT committee. At

The Crawford Fund QLD Committee supports targeted training and mentoring of overseas scientists and extension officers by experienced Queensland counterparts working o...

As part of our “Doing Well by Doing Good” Campaign, we will be connecting with our stakeholders on benefits to partner countries and to Australia from international ...

The Crawford Fund’s training program has touched over 13,000 developing country agricultural scientists, extension staff and farmers in a diverse range of topics.  As part ...

The Crawford Fund’s training program has touched over 13,000 developing country agricultural scientists, extension staff and farmers in a diverse range of topics.  As part ...

One way the Crawford Fund supports and encourages the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research is through our hig...

As part of this year’s ACIAR funded NextGen project, the Crawford Fund has plans to hold workshops and webinars for members of teacher associations to assist wit...

One way the Crawford Fund supports and encourages the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research is through our hig...

In addition to briefings of politicians and stakeholders, and our #WhyAg4Dev social media campaign around the Doing Well by Doing Good reports, we have started an outreach to tr...

The Crawford Fund’s Annual Conference was held recently in Parliament House, Canberra. The event had a special flavour this year celebrating 35 years of the Crawford Fund and th...

The Crawford Fund QLD Committee supports targeted training and mentoring of overseas scientists and extension officers by experienced Queensland counterparts working on similar ...

This year our conference topic was Celebrating Agriculture for Development – Outcomes Impacts and the Way Ahead. Our CEO, Dr Colin Chartres provides this reflection of the...

With borders open, we are hoping for a bumper crop of applications from around Australia for our 2023 Student Awards! As part of the Crawford Fund’s NextGen program, each o...

Invitation DOING WELL BY DOING GOOD Proof of positive broad benefits of Australia’s aid investment in agricultural research for development Thursday, 1 December National Press C...

The Crawford Fund’s NextGen Program is set to feature at CSIRO’s AgCatalyst 2022 event on 22 and 23 November at Luna Park in Sydney. The theme of AgCatalyst 2022 is

The Crawford Fund family is saddened to learn of the passing on October 25th 2022  of Robert Alexander (Alex) Buchanan, FTSE, BAgrSc (NZ), MSs (Iowa), PhD (London) who was the

The Crawford Fund’s Annual Conference was held recently in Parliament House, Canberra. The event had a special flavour this year celebrating 35 years of the Crawford Fund and th...

The Crawford Fund’s NSW Committee recently supported a visit by Dr Robert Mensah to Vietnam to lead a training initiative in supplementary food sprays at the Vietnam Plant Prote...

Over the past month, we have featured the blogs of 10 young researchers from developing countries who were successful in achieving scholarships from the Crawford Fund’s Queensla...

We have the great pleasure of announcing the Derek Tribe Award recipient for 2022 is Dr Lisa-Maria Rebelo, Lead Scientist at Digital Earth Africa and Principal Researcher, Earth...

The Crawford Fund’s Queensland Committee has again partnered with the TropAg International Agriculture Conference to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries a...

The Crawford Fund’s Queensland Committee has again partnered with the TropAg International Agriculture Conference to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries a...

Master Class on Sustainable Intensification for transformational climate resilience of farming, forestry and fishing systems in South Pacific Nations Closing date for expression...

The Crawford Fund’s Queensland Committee has again partnered with the TropAg International Agriculture Conference to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries a...

Dr Colin Chartres, our CEO, has two presentations coming up. One is to the Africa-Australia Universities Network on Meeting Food Security Challenges Over the Next 20 Years to be...

The Crawford Fund’s Queensland Committee has again partnered with the TropAg International Agriculture Conference to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries a...

The Crawford Fund’s Queensland Committee has again partnered with the TropAg International Agriculture Conference to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries a...

The Crawford Fund’s Queensland Committee has again partnered with the TropAg International Agriculture Conference to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries a...

The Crawford Fund’s Queensland Committee has again partnered with the TropAg International Agriculture Conference to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries a...

The Crawford Fund’s Queensland Committee has again partnered with the TropAg International Agriculture Conference to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries a...

The Crawford Fund’s Queensland Committee has again partnered with the TropAg International Agriculture Conference to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries a...

One way the Crawford Fund supports and encourages the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research is through our hig...

The Crawford Fund’s Annual Conference was held recently in Parliament House, Canberra. The event had a special flavour this year celebrating 35 years of the Crawford Fund and th...

One way the Crawford Fund supports and encourages the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research is through our hig...

As part of our ACIAR-funded NextGen project, we will be making a targeted outreach to agricultural schools in 2023! We hope to interest them in either professional development w...

The Crawford Fund’s Annual Conference was held last month in Parliament House, Canberra. The event had a special flavour this year celebrating 35 years of the Crawford Fund and the

The Crawford Fund’s Annual Conference was held last month in Parliament House, Canberra. The event had a special flavour this year celebrating 35 years of the Crawford Fund and the

The Crawford Fund is pleased to welcome two new members to the Board of Directors, appointed at the most recent Board meeting. Dr Wendy Craik AM FTSE Dr Wendy Craik

The Crawford Fund’s Annual Conference was held last month in Parliament House, Canberra. The event had a special flavour this year celebrating 35 years of the Crawford Fund and the

An invitation to a Crawford Fund Seminar Building Irrigation Best Practice Capability in Iraq Mr Rafat Nael Al-Intaki Water Resources Engineer, Ministry of Water Resources, Wass...

A NEW PATRON FOR THE FUND The Hon Margaret Reid AO We are very pleased to announce that The Hon Margaret Reid AO has accepted an invitation from the Crawford

The Crawford Fund’s Annual Conference was held last month in Parliament House, Canberra. The event had a special flavour this year celebrating 35 years of the Crawford Fund and the

The winners of the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Hermitage Research Facility annual Schools Plant Science Competition were recently announced at ...

Each year for our annual conference, traditional and social media campaigns are undertaken to raise awareness of the important issues to be addressed by speakers. A set of ...

The Crawford Fund’s NSW Committee is pleased to again be working in partnership with the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) to provide an opportunity for NSW university ...

Each year a succinct summary of our annual conference is delivered by our Keynote Listeners who play an integral role in summarising and communicating the key take home messages...

Sir John Crawford contributed at the highest levels to the development of Australia and other countries and passionately supported international agricultural research for develo...

Brett Worthington, federal political correspondent with ABC News Digital is the Crawford Fund Food Security Journalism Award winner. His winning article is The perfect storm: Uk...

Our August Highlights E-Newsletter is out now! Read all about what has been happening in and around the Crawford Fund including the upcoming major event of the year – the

It is with great pleasure that the Crawford Fund today announces 46 Annual Conference scholarship winners from universities and organisations across Australia, and for the first...

The Crawford Fund QLD Committee supports targeted training and mentoring of overseas scientists and extension officers by experienced Queensland counterparts working o...

The Crawford Fund commenced delivery of the second of a series of Master Classes on Sustainable Intensification (MC SI) on July 11. Building on a successful program run in South

Protein deficiency is a significant human health issue in Papua New Guinea (PNG). With the fourth highest rate of stunting in the world affecting 50% of children under the age

Our Master Class program has a very full calendar of training coming up, both in person and online. We currently have a Master Class on Implementing Sustainable Intensification ...

This month we have had the pleasure of following the fantastic experience of 2021 Crawford Fund Student Awardee Nicola McGunnigle, a PhD Student from the University of Adelaide,...

As the world starts re-opening to travel, we are starting to have student awardees from previous years undertaking overseas travel in research projects. We are pleased to add th...

Date: Friday 29 July 2022 Time: 4pm – 5pm followed by refreshments to 6pm Venue: CSIRO Discovery Lecture Theatre, N Science Road (Black Mountain), Acton, Canberra Free Registrat...

The Crawford Fund’s NSW Committee recently funded a training workshop titled ‘Identification and quantification of plant-parasitic nematodes for diagnostic purposes.’ It was run...

The Crawford Fund is proud to launch the latest videos in its NextGen series – our two new videos provide Australian secondary students using our high school teaching materials ...

We have reason to celebrate and hope you will join us to do so at the Crawford Fund’s 2022 Annual Conference titled,  “Celebrating Agriculture for Development – Outco...

Good News! As we have missed our 2020 and 2021 journalism awards due to COVID we are pleased to offer two awards in 2022. Our Food Security Journalism Award enables

We have no doubt that involving young Australians in international agriculture and agriculture for development has meaningful and beneficial outcomes for food and nutrition secu...

Background for our 2023 Conference It is commonly argued that global food security is being substantially impacted by the 3Cs, Covid, Climate Change and Conflict.  Whilst w...

We have no doubt that involving young Australians in international agriculture and agriculture for development has meaningful and beneficial outcomes for food and nutrition secu...

We have no doubt that involving young Australians in international agriculture and agriculture for development has meaningful and beneficial outcomes for food and nutrition secu...

The Crawford Fund, founded in 1987, is celebrating 35 years of outcomes and impacts in 2022. We can add in ACIAR’s 40th anniversary for good measure this year! These milestones

Our June Highlights E-Newsletter is out now! Read all about what has been happening in and around the Crawford Fund including the upcoming launch of our 2022 conference which will

We have no doubt that involving young Australians in international agriculture and agriculture for development has meaningful and beneficial outcomes for food and nutrition secu...

Tom Major, a journalist with ABC News, Analysis and Investigations, is the Crawford Fund Food Security Journalism Award winner. This year’s winning article is “Can golden ...

We are calling for second round applications from university students from NSW, WA & VIC. We accept applications from students in Australian universities...

Last year we announced our 2021 Student Awardees – those talented students from around Australia selected by our State and Territory Committees to experience internati...

ASEAN Learning Opportunity Master Class on Sustainable Intensification of smallholder Agrifood Systems for SDG achievement Closing date for applicants 24 June The Crawford Fund ...

The Crawford Fund supports and encourages the next generation of Australians in their study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research. One way we do this ...

Focusing on experiences in Africa, the Researchers in Agriculture for International Development (RAID) Network look forward to delivering the next instalment of their ...

The Crawford Fund’s NextGen program now has a broad range of free teaching materials for high school students. With the ACIAR-supported teaching materials linked to curriculum f...

While welcoming the gradual re-opening of global travel, the Crawford Fund is continuing to harness the momentum of its e-mentoring initiative. We launched our E-mentoring Progr...

Last year we announced our 2021 Student Awardees – those talented students from around Australia selected by our State and Territory Committees to experience internati...

If you missed the Crawford Fund’s 2021 annual conference, the most significant Australian food security event, or you want to rediscover the speakers and their presentations, we...

The Crawford Fund Queensland Committee is celebrating a decade of support for the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Hermitage Research Facility annual Sch...

Are you a West Australian, under 35, either a full-time university student or working in ag science or an allied industry, and interested in in agricultural development, or glob...

Last year we announced our 2021 Student Awardees – those talented students from around Australia selected by our State and Territory Committees to experience international agric...

We may have had to put away our travel plans for a while but the Crawford Fund is today launching its 2022 Food Security Journalism Award. This award sees a

Read all about what has been happening in and around the Crawford Fund including news about our Annual Conference which we were so excited to present in December 2021: After

Last year we announced our 2021 Student Awardees – those talented students from around Australia selected by our State and Territory Committees to experience internati...

Attention Teachers! Join us in May and hear Heather MacDonald, the Crawford Fund’s curriculum specialist and Founding Director of Education Partnerships, introduce The Craw...

One way the Crawford Fund supports and encourages the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research is through our hig...

With tentative travel plans in the pipeline, the Fund is about to launch its Food Security Journalist award (stay tuned) but in the meantime, we are pleased to look back

Last year we announced our 2021 Student Awardees – those talented students from around Australia selected by our State and Territory Committees to experience international agric...

We have no doubt that involving young Australians in international agriculture and agriculture for development has meaningful and beneficial outcomes for food and nutrition secu...

The Crawford Fund was pleased to again assist the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) in grabbing some media attention for the topics covered at the...

Last year we announced our 2021 Student Awardees – those talented students from around Australia selected by our State and Territory Committees to experience international agric...

The Crawford Fund has a long association with the Australasian Plant Pathology Society (APPS) in arranging support for early to mid-career plant pathologists from neig...

In July, we announced our 2021 Student Awardees – those talented students from around Australia  selected by our State and Territory Committees to experience international ...

Back in August, we announced applications were open for a six-week plant biosecurity internship in plant health, biosecurity, and diagnostics. This opportunity for NSW universit...

We are so pleased to once again be presenting a NextGen panel to some of the brightest young minds in Australia as part of the CSIRO Vacation Scholarship Program, to

A select group of university students and early career researchers from all around Australia joined the 2021 Crawford Fund Annual Conference online, or in person if they lived i...

If you missed the Crawford Fund’s Annual Conference in mid-December, you can now access all the highlights via our Keynote Listeners report, a convenient and succinct summa...

This week, at our Annual Conference, we celebrated our Crawford Fund Medal Awardees from 2020 and 2021, Dr Brian Keating and Dr TJ Higgins for their enduring contribution to global

Sir John Crawford contributed at the highest levels to the development of Australia and other countries, and passionately supported international agricultural research for devel...

Whether you missed the event or want to revisit a particular speaker and topic across the broad range delivered, the Powerpoint presentations from each of our speakers can be fo...

The Crawford Fund Annual Conference, titled “Food & Nutrition Security – The Biosecurity, Health, Trade Nexus,” is almost upon us. We have had a tremendous respo...

The Crawford Fund and Researchers in Agriculture for International Development (RAID) Network are so pleased to have been part of National Ag Day 2021 on 19 November! ...

Some years back, the Crawford Fund organised a journalist visit to Timor Leste, with the then team leader of the ACIAR Seeds of Life (SoL) project, John Dalton interviewed  by

We are seeking Australia-wide applications for our popular Student Awards! With or without travel, these awards allow you to bring an international component to your studies and...

In July, we announced our 2021 Student Awardees – those talented students from around Australia  selected by our State and Territory Committees to experience international ...

It’s good to report that some of our student awardees are managing to get their research done, despite not being able to travel as planned. Vithya Krishnan, a student from

Get the latest news on the Crawford Fund Annual Conference on 14 December at QT Canberra Hotel, our seven secondary school teacher modules, find out the progress of our 2021

In July, we announced our 2021 Student Awardees – those talented students from around Australia  selected by our State and Territory Committees to experience international ...

The Crawford Fund and Researchers in Agriculture for International Development (RAID) Network are so pleased to be part of National Ag Day 2021! With the focus this coming #AgDa...

We’ve published our November Highlights e-newsletter and it’s full of exciting NEWS! Here is a sneak peek of everything that has been happening and what we have coming up: All

In July, we announced our 2021 Student Awardees – those talented students from around Australia  selected by our State and Territory Committees to experience international ...

Late last year we announced our first group of e-mentors and e-mentees as part of our new E-mentoring Program. This program was launched to ensure that, despite COVID-...

In July, we announced our 2021 Student Awardees – those talented students from around Australia  selected by our State and Territory Committees to experience international ...

The winners of the Crawford Fund International Agricultural Science award were announced today as part of a virtual ceremony for the annual DAF Hermitage Schools Plant Science C...

As part of our concerted efforts to support and encourage the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawf...

In July, we announced our 2021 Student Awardees – those talented students from around Australia selected by our State and Territory Committees to experience international agricu...

Do you feel you have the skills and the networks in developing countries to organise and carry out training of developing country scientists, researchers, extension staff and fa...

Late last year we announced our first group of e-mentors and e-mentees as part of our new E-mentoring Program. This program was launched to ensure that, despite COVID-19 an...

Late last year we announced our first group of e-mentors and e-mentees as part of our new E-mentoring Program. This program was launched to ensure that, despite COVID-19 an...

As a Partner in the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation (GFAR), we were very pleased to have our e-mentoring program highlighted in the September edition of the...

Late last year we announced our first group of e-mentors and e-mentees as part of our new E-mentoring Program. This program was launched to ensure that, despite COVID-19 an...

Late last year we announced our first group of e-mentors and e-mentees as part of our new E-mentoring Program. This program was launched to ensure that, despite COVID-19 an...

Crawford Fund, Ag Institute Vic Webinar FREE ONLINE SEMINAR Tuesday 5 October 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM AEDT including Q&A This free online seminar is being co-hosted by the

We are proud to bring you our 2020-21 Quick Year in Review. Once again, we are offering you the option of a quick read, or a more detailed exploration of

Achieving media coverage on other global issues in a pandemic when the whole world is focused on lockdowns, vaccinations and transmission chains has been an ongoing challenge fo...

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...

When our Chair and CEO wrote last year’s introduction to the yearly review, they (like everyone) were very much hoping that by mid-2021 conditions would be back to normal. Alas,

We had a great response to our shout out as part of our NextGen Project, asking our network to get in touch if they had non-agricultural pathways into their careers

A partnership between our NSW Committee and the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is providing the opportunity for NSW university students to undertake a six-week plant...

Late last year we announced our first group of e-mentors and e-mentees as part of our new E-mentoring Program. This program was launched to ensure that, despite COVID-19 an...

For over 12 years we have had an active mentoring program in Laos and we are so pleased to report that the work continues in the COVID-19 era. Remote mentoring

We always like to hear that our former trainees are progressing in their careers and so were pleased to get news of Dr Upendra Kumar, a microbiologist from the Indian

Foresters will receive training on 4 August to improve their skills in remote training, necessary under current COVID conditions.

Our 2018 conference, “Reshaping Agriculture for Better Nutrition”, showcased the work of the Smart Food Initiative led by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi...

Late last year we announced our first group of e-mentors and e-mentees as part of our new E-mentoring Program. This program was launched to ensure that, despite COVID-19 an...

  We all know that international travel may not be possible for a while, but we are still pleased to have had a great crop of 2021 student award applications

The Crawford Fund QLD Committee supports targeted training and mentoring of overseas scientists and extension officers by experienced Queensland counterparts working o...

After close consultation with the Crawford Fund board, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone our flagship event, our Annual Conference, from 23-24 August to 13-14 Decemb...

The Crawford Fund is excited to announce additions to our free project-based high school learning materials which aim to excite educators and students to the impact of work arou...

Kirt Hainzer started his journey into agriculture for development with a Bachelor of Finance in the UK, before becoming a management consultant in Australia and then spending a ...

Food & Nutrition Security –  The Biosecurity, Health, Trade Nexus 13-14 December 2021, Canberra REGISTER HERE YOUR INVITATION TO OUR 2021 ANNUAL CONFERENCE We invite y...

As part of our NextGen program to encourage the next generation of Australians in ag for development, the Crawford Fund is producing an online panel for the Student Day Forum

Free online seminar Tuesday 29 June 2021 12.00-1.00pm Presented by Maree Bouterakos MDiet (Hons), Head of Nutrition, World Food Programme (WFP) Lao PDR We have recently presente...

The Crawford Fund has for more than a decade implemented dedicated initiatives to encourage young Australians into having a go in working, volunteering or research in the intern...

If you read on our website about work in Afghanistan or Timor Leste, you would expect it to be around agricultural projects underway there. In this blog, we hear from

  Maree Bouterakos has worked in the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Italy and has just returned from Laos, with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organiz...

Late last year we announced our first group of e-mentors and e-mentees as part of our new E-mentoring Program. This program was launched to ensure that, despite COVID-19 an...

Are you under 35? Interested in exploring a career, research or volunteering opportunities in agricultural development, or food and nutrition security? If so, please read on! Th...

Back in 2017, Kirt Hainzer was a Crawford Fund conference scholar from Central Queensland University. Kirt’s pathway to agriculture development is arguably not the norm. H...

Late last year we announced our first group of e-mentors and e-mentees as part of our new E-mentoring Program. This program was launched to ensure that, despite COVID-19 an...

We hope you are enjoying our new podcast series on the many and varied career pathways to ag for development. To date, we have heard from young anthropologist Kayla Lochner,

The Crawford Fund has a commitment in its capacity building and public awareness programs to the importance of communicating the impact of the work of those involved in agricult...

Continuing our Career Pathways Campaign, we are pleased to have a blog from Dr Jana Phan, who has pursued her interests in policy and advocacy and developed a career p...

Late last year we announced our first group of e-mentors and e-mentees as part of our new E-mentoring Program. This program was launched to ensure that, despite COVID-19 an...

As reported late last year, the Crawford Fund has concluded that it is very timely to revisit previous work examining the benefits of Australia’s investment in internation...

Late last year we announced our first group of e-mentors and e-mentees as part of our new E-mentoring Program. This program was launched to ensure that, despite COVID-19 an...

The Crawford Fund first connected with Maree Bouterakos when she was supported to attend our 2018 conference in our scholarship program. As a Dietitian / Nutritionist, the confe...

For our second podcast, we hear from Anneliese Austin, who has had an ‘environmental science pathway to ag research for development’ and a passion for bees and a special connect...

We are pleased to provide the recording of the recent hybrid event, What Can Farmers Do? Farmer-led, science-based greenhouse gas mitigation strategies for Australia and abroad,...

Late last year we announced our first group of e-mentors and e-mentees as part of our new E-mentoring Program. This program was launched to ensure that, despite COVID-19 an...

As part of our career pathways series, we’ve heard about a pathway to agriculture for development through forestry  and through anthropology. In this blog we hear from Anne...

The Crawford Fund is a not-for-profit organisation that raises awareness of the benefits to Australia and developing countries of Australia’s engagement in international agricul...

As part of our ACIAR-supported NextGen project in our suite of NextGen activities, we are bringing you a series on career pathways to ag for development. We’ll have videos, blogs

THE LOOMING GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS: CHALLENGE AND OPPORTUNITY The Hon John Anderson AO to present the Chaikin Oration 2020 Thursday, 25 February 2021 12.00pm (in person) or 12.40pm ...

Momentum is gathering around climate change action. The impact of Australia’s worst summer of bushfires, a changing political approach globally and recent discussions about net ...

Discussion continues at home and in the development sector around water security and water management. Our CEO, Dr Colin Chartres, provides the following commentary about two im...

We have held almost 20 events since our ACIAR-funded NextGen project commenced towards the end of 2019 – that’s better than one a month! Our first 2021 event, Science for

“WHAT CAN FARMERS DO?” Farmer-Led, Science-Based Greenhouse Gas Mitigation: Strategies for Australia and Abroad A Workshop on Innovative Practices Making a Difference Tuesday, 2...

In this blog, Kayla Lochner explains how her interest in people took her from anthropology to ag development.

Our NextGen  program is pleased to have collaborated again with the Future Farmers Network after our webinar last year on Making a Global Difference. We had a panel of Nextgen

We recently reported on our first 2021 NextGen panel at the CSIRO Vacation Scholarship Program on 27 January in Brisbane. As part of the panel, we had Dr Liz Ota,

The Crawford Fund QLD Committee supports targeted training and mentoring of overseas scientists and extension officers by experienced Queensland counterparts working on similar ...

The Crawford Fund is seeking consultants to undertake an analysis of the benefits flowing from Australian investment in international agricultural research and development in th...

A career in agriculture can deliver global, professional and personal impacts, and this is the message the Crawford Fund will be sharing with some of the brightest young minds in

The Crawford Fund was saddened to learn of the passing of the Rt. Hon. Doug Anthony CH AC FTSE on 20 December 2020.

Raising awareness of the benefits to Australia and developing countries from international agricultural research through traditional media was challenging in 2020. Understandabl...

If you have ever considered a career in International Agriculture Development, a fantastic opportunity awaits!

We recently reported on a pilot we funded of online training and remote volunteering which involved extended on-line interactive workshops led by David McGill, Jenny Hanks and M...

On 3 December, we will be introducing WA Science Teachers to our NextGen! Our WA Coordinator, Emerita Professor Lynette Abbott, has put together a workshop for the WA Science Te...

Our E-mentoring program is building on the successful outcomes of our long term existing Mentoring Program, which has seen face-to-face interaction in overseas countries, backed...

A new look at benefits accruing from Australia’s investments in agricultural R&D The Fund has brought a spotlight on benefits to Australia and developing countries from inte...

After closed borders, movement restrictions and online learning for university students, we are pleased to offer something exciting for a small cohort to look forward to next ye...

The Crawford Fund Fellowship was established in 2002 with the generous support of Dr Brian Booth AM FTSE. The aim of the Fellowship is to provide further training for an

While we recently reported on our new e-mentoring initiative, and will soon announce those involved in this program, our existing mentors remain active in remote mentoring throu...

There is substantial interest around the world in the effectiveness of ‘fishways’ also known as fish passages.

The Crawford Fund has been part of the ACIAR Alliance for Agricultural Research and Development for Food Security since it’s creation in 2014 and our most recent report was posted

Have you had an interesting career path leading you to where you are in agriculture for development? The Crawford Fund’s NextGen project wants to hear from you! We have no

With the significant impact of COVID-19 on overseas travel for our training and mentoring programs, the Fund has had to think of new ways of ensuring that we continue to

We hope these new resources will excite educators and students about the impact of work around global food and nutrition security and highlight for students that career pathways...

The materials immerse Year 9 and 10 students in ‘real-world’ contemporary opportunities and challenges in international food and nutrition security.

To celebrate World Food Day 2020, the Crawford Fund is launching its first free project-based high school learning materials.

The Crawford Fund’s NSW Committee contributed to the development of the Plant Biosecurity Awareness Campaign for National Science Week and the International Year of Plant ...

Australians continue to play significant leadership roles in international agricultural research centres. Some of these were highlighted in a report by ACIAR earlier this year, ...

2019-20 has been a year unlike any other in the more than 30 year history of the Crawford Fund.

The Alliance for Agricultural R&D For Food Security was launched by ACIAR in 2014, involving the Crawford Fund and the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA)...

Future threats to our health and food security are likely from existing and emerging pests and diseases. Whilst we need our quarantine systems to be vigilant, we can do more

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the recent passing of Dr Kim Ritman, Australia’s Chief Plant Protection Officer and Chief Scientist at the Department of

As part of our concerted efforts to support and encourage the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawf...

The Crawford Fund and ACIAR both encourage the next generation (NextGen) in their studies, careers and volunteering for agriculture for development, with great involvement by RA...

Some media attention has been given to one positive outcome from COVID-19 – people being inspired to try and grow their own food. There is also a strong movement in

Members of our Queensland Committee and the wider Crawford Fund community were saddened by the untimely passing of former Queensland Committee member, the Hon Tim Mulherin. Tim,...

Our last e-Highlights explained our plans around our new activities bringing a focus on biosecurity and sustainable intensification. When Covid-19 started to impact globally, th...

The Crawford Fund is pleased to again be involved in promoting the important issues and action needed around health, biosecurity and agriculture and especially the interactions ...

We have previously reported on investigations by our Tasmanian committee on how best to impact two significant and somewhat connected issues in Timor-Leste – the poor water supp...

Today, we are sharing what we think are really engaging videos that have finally hit YouTube. They feature some of the rising stars of ag for food and nutrition security, and

As National Science Week draws to a close, we're celebrating the success of our interactive panels featuring young Australian scientists talking passionately about their diverse...

The Crawford Fund International Agricultural Science Award winners were announced on 18 August during National Science Week, at a special virtual Awards Ceremony for the 2020 ‘P...

As part of our concerted efforts to support and encourage the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawf...

Our student awards help you bring an international component to your studies and research and enable you to gain valuable practical experience in a developing country. We proudl...

The Crawford Fund Queensland Committee supports targeted training of overseas scientists and extension officers through its International Engagement Awards. As part of a wider i...

Dr Nerida Donovan travelled to Lao PDR earlier this year in her role as NSW DPI Citrus Pathologist and mentor with The Crawford Fund Lao PDR program. Nerida identified and

Science for Food Security: Making a Global, Career and Personal Difference When: National Science Week – August 2020 How: Free and online Details: TAS – Monday, 17 Au...

Dr TJ Higgins received the 2021 Crawford Fund medal for his “national and international leadership of agricultural biotechnology research and its application to improved fo...

John grew up in Rhodesia and graduated from the Writtle Agricultural College in Essex in 1966. He joined CSIRO 1968, and while at the now closed Griffith (NSW) Laboratory was

Late last year, with the support from the Crawford Fund’s Victorian Committee, four plant pathologists from Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand attended a training program hoste...

National Science Week – ACT Event Science for Food Security: Making a Global, Professional and Personal Difference When: Wednesday, 19 August 11am – 12pm How: Free and onli...

National Science Week – NSW Event Science for Food Security: Making a Global, Professional and Personal Difference When: Tuesday 18 August 2020 |10.00-11.00am How: Free and...

National Science Week – TAS Event Science for Food Security: Making a Global, Professional and Personal Difference When: Monday, 17 August 11am – 12pm How: Free and online ...

We’ve published our July Highlights e-newsletter and it’s full of NEWS! Read about the new e-mentoring and other COVID19 related activities.

For over a decade, The Crawford Fund has been working to encourage the next generation in ag for development, highlighting the rewarding career pathways available. Our initiativ...

We’ve had lots of events with our NextGen program. The most recent one was possibly our biggest yet. The 2020 Agricultural Careers Expo. was an online event on 23 June

The Crawford Fund was pleased to raise awareness in Australia of an important report “Actions to Transform Food Systems Under Climate Change,” that proposes a roadmap to avoid a...

Their passports have been shelved, and their suitcases are packed away, but our young students, graduates and volunteers involved in exploring the amazing and rewarding world of...

The Crawford Fund supports and encourages the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, and one way we do this is...

An international effort is underway to bring attention to the need for concerted action to reduce the impact of the current pandemic on food and nutrition security.

What are rural livelihoods? We write about them. We talk about them. And we study them through an ever-increasing array of disciplines. But what are rural livelihoods? Back in 2...

As part of our NextGen program, we recently posted some key messages from an address by our former conference scholar and Young Australian Farmer of the Year, Anika Molesworth in

Our NextGen program continues with more blogs, videos, (now online) events and high school curriculum materials to come. One online event will have over 1,000 agriculture and pr...

Among the many lessons to be learned from the COVID-19 pandemic is the imperative of greater preparedness to deal with future viral pandemics and outbreaks of other diseases aff...

An opinion piece by our chair, The Hon John Anderson with board member The Hon Dr Craig Emerson and our CEO, Dr Colin Chartres, recently ran in The Australian Financial Review.

Given that COVID-19 has stopped international travel, the Crawford Fund is developing an e-mentoring program to ensure that we continue to help develop the technical and organis...

As part of our concerted efforts to support and encourage the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawf...

Spending the best part of a year in Lao PDR has shown Matt and Stephen that working in international agriculture is where they want to be.

Providing young Australians with valuable opportunities to learn on the ground in developing countries is behind our student awards (now open for applications!) and volunteer op...

As part of our concerted efforts to support and encourage the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawf...

As part of our NextGen project, it’s great to bring you stories of those with the passion, energy and nouse to work in agricultural development. Most of our blogs have

We came across Dr Cooper Schouten as a PhD candidate at the School of Environment Science and Engineering at Southern Cross University (SCU), when he was awarded a 2018 Crawford

As part of our concerted efforts to support and encourage the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawf...

The Crawford Fund QLD Committee supports targeted training and mentoring of overseas scientists and extension officers by experienced Queensland counterparts working on similar ...

Jillian Lyall swapped bushwalk guiding in Tasmania for lab and field work in Southern Laos as a plant pathology volunteer in our long-term project there. She reports here on just

As part of our concerted efforts to support and encourage the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawf...

Our CEO, Dr Colin Chartres, made a zoom presentation to postgraduate students and some of their supervisors who are based at the Dookie Campus of the University of Melbourne’s F...

As part of our concerted efforts to support and encourage the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawf...

As part of our concerted efforts to support and encourage the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawf...

We recently had an opinion piece by our CEO, Dr Colin Chartres, arguing, that water, agriculture, nutrition, food security and health are inextricably linked and should be given...

For the last year, we have been reporting on the great work that has been underway from Savannakhet in Lao including volunteer Matt Champness, who was connected with our long-ru...

Colin Chartres CEO, The Crawford Fund and Honorary Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU Recently, there have been a few opinion pieces and commentaries on how the cu...

As part of our concerted efforts to support and encourage the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawf...

In February 2020, Professor Deirdre Lemerle, a member of the NSW Committee of the Crawford Fund, again visited the Lao PDR to undertake capacity building and mentoring volunteer...

Bianca Das travelled to Kenya as part of her PhD research with the University of Queensland and the CSIRO.

Effective internet communication is going to be critical if we are to sustain scientific discourse and maintain contact with the overseas scientists and farming communities that...

The Crawford Fund Queensland Committee supports targeted training and mentoring of overseas scientists and extension officers through its International Engagement Awards. D...

We regret to inform you that the Crawford Fund annual conference, scheduled for 10-11 August, will not be held in 2020.

As all are aware, Covid-19 is taking a terrible toll on the way we all go about our lives and businesses, not forgetting the actual impact on those who have

As part of our work to support the next generation of researchers in agricultural science, The Crawford Fund has a number of programs ranging from providing scholarships to...

As part of our concerted efforts to support and encourage the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawf...

Dr Helen Scott-Orr, our NSW Committee coordinator, has provided us with this update of the current visit to Laos by our long-term mentor, Dr Lester Burgess.

Late in 2019, supported by the NSW Crawford Fund Committee, Dr Robyn Alders made a further visit to Timor-Leste to work with partners on the ground and lay the groundwork

As part of our concerted efforts to support and encourage the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawf...

The practice of using the pesticides with the same active ingredient and pesticides with the same mode of action constantly could result in faster development of pesticide resis...

As part of our mission to encourage Australian support for and involvement in agriculture for development, the Crawford Fund is pleased to provide a copy of our submission as part

Our Board Member, Professor Tim Reeves, recently addressed a GRDC Update meeting held at Wagga, responding to the question “Is sustainable intensification of cropping systems ac...

As part of our concerted efforts to support and encourage the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawf...

Crop losses to nematodes are common throughout the developing countries of SE Asia. Go to almost any vegetable market in the region, look at the roots on one of the

The Crawford Fund has a close and enduring association with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Much of our training provides capacity buildin...

Late last year, Mr Nalish Sam, Senior Ecologist at the Forest Research Institute in Lae, Papua New Guinea, visited the Forest Practices Authority (FPA) in Tasmania to develop hi...

Here is the latest in our series of NextGen blogs focused on highlighting opportunities and providing advice for young up-and-coming students, graduates and volunteers intereste...

If you missed the Crawford Fund’s annual conference, a key event in the development and food security calendar in Australia, or you want to rediscover the speakers and their pre...

With the International Day of Women and Girls in Science being celebrated on 11 February, we can also celebrate the many tremendous up and coming NextGen female ag researchers. ...

With support from the Crawford Fund’s Tasmanian Committee, two workshops where successfully provided at the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) last year. Workshop 1: Fisheries H...

We are always pleased to learn what our former scholars and awardees are up to. So we are happy to provide this report by one of our former conference scholars,

The Crawford Fund’s CEO Dr Colin Chartres was recently interviewed by Devex’s Lisa Cornish following his December opinion piece for the Asia & Pacific Policy Society Policy ...

 Call for Expressions of Interest Volunteer Soils Agronomist  –  Savannakhet,  Lao PDR Early 2020 for up to 12 months The Crawford Fund in association with t...

Achieving good news stories in traditional media and hits on social media platforms are important parts of our work to raise awareness of the benefits to Australia and developin...

In late 2019, the Crawford Fund’s SA Committee funded the Silviculture Mentoring and Study Tour Program for Madan Bashyal, a forester from ForestAction Nepal working on the ACIA...

We proudly present this bumper set of reflections from our most recent scholars on their 2019 Crawford Fund conference experience. These reflections are not only wonde...

As part of our concerted efforts to support and encourage the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawf...

As part of our concerted efforts to support and encourage the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawf...

This annual report explains some of key work undertaken in 2018-19 and our budgetary outcomes.

Research and technology are laying the groundwork for a sustainable agricultural future, and Australia could be a global leader in the field. Without change, however, the countr...

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 future of our food systems is under the spotlight and this competition calls on students to share their solutions to sustainably feeding a growing population.

Further to earlier blogs with advice around breaking into agriculture for development, we are also arranging a number of events around the country. Most recently, Nikki Dumbrell...

As part of our concerted efforts to support and encourage the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawf...

As part of our efforts to support and encourage the next generation of Australians in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, our Crawford F...

A workshop on digital data was held at the Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA), Hanoi with participants from Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Fiji, Samoa and Aust...

Since 2015, the Fund has been supporting Genebank Operations and Advanced Learning (GOAL) Master Classes, aimed to introduce globally accepted standards for genebank management....

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...

Our Tasmanian Committee continues with its mentoring project in Tonga, which commenced in May 2019, and is part of our broader mentoring work in in Laos, Timor-Leste,&...

The Crawford Fund Queensland Committee supports targeted training of overseas scientists and extension officers in research, extension or governance / management through its Int...

Boosting skills and building the confidence of young to mid-level researchers was the focus of a recent three-day workshop on data organising, analysing, interpreting and presen...

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 mentoring program in Vietnam is led by Dr Chris Beadle, an Honorary Fellow at CSIRO and an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Tasmania. C...

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 ...

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...

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

Want to get involved in International Agriculture Development?

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 are pa...

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...

The Crawford Fund Annual Conference Food & Nutrition Security – The Biosecurity, Health, Trade Nexus 13-14 December 2021, Canberra 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, 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

WEATHERING THE ‘PERFECT STORM’ Addressing the Agriculture, Energy, Water, Climate Change Nexus 12-13 August 2019, Canberra   The Crawford Fund’s annual conference is a high...

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...

Further to earlier training supported by our Victorian committee on seed collecting and conservation,  the committee has more recently supported four staff from the Myanmar...

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...

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

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

Two undergraduate research students, Shaun Krawitz and Brigette Small, travelled to Tonga at the end of 2018 to take part in a research project that involved assessing soil fert...

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 & NSW DPI)...

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 Crawford Fund ...

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 Crawford Fund Student Awards fro...

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. At the end of

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 EVENT Doing Well By Doing Good—Queensland’s Impacts and Benefits in Agricultural Research You are invited to ...

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-...