The Crawford Fund has worked for over two decades to raise awareness of issues related to food security, and in particular, the role that international agricultural research has to play in responding to poverty and hunger.
In 2013, the Crawford Fund joined with the Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists (ACAJ) to launch a competition that aims to encourage working Australian journalists to investigate the important roles that agricultural research, training and rural development play in global food security. The prize is a ‘seeing is believing‘ visit to a developing country.
The Fund has been supporting journalists to visit developing countries for some years and this award is part of that ongoing effort. In the last few years alone, we supported journalist visits to the Pacific, Arctic, South America, North Africa and Asia so we basically go wherever there is interesting work around agriculture for development.
2022 Food Security Journalism Award (2nd award)
Winning entry: The perfect storm: Ukraine, Fertiliser and Fuel, Climate Change
2022 Food Security Journalism Award (1st award)
Winning entry: Can golden rice prove agricultural science has a role in ending malnutrition?
2019 Food Security Journalism Award
Winning entry: The little-known bush foods about to change the world
2018 Food Security Journalism Award
Winning entry: The poisoned plate of climate change
2017 Food Security Journalism Award
Winning entry: Improving access to agriculture in the global effort to eradicate hunger
2016 Food Security Journalism Award
Winning entry: Coconut Comeback
2015 Food Security Journalism Award
Winning entry: Cyclone Pam wrecks Vanuatu’s fisheries and damages crops and livestock of subsistence farmers
2014 Food Security Journalism Award
Winning entry: Is there room for organics?
James Mitchell Crow
2013 Food Security Journalism Award
Winning entry: Fields of Plenty
Dr Ella Finkel