The Crawford Fund’s success is based on people: trainees and trainers who are seeking to make an enduring contribution to global food security. Their commitment and perseverance, often over long periods, mark the Fund out as a unique contributor. Many go unnoticed and their contributions unheralded.
Accordingly, in 2010 the Crawford Fund decided to recognise people who have made a considerable and continued contribution to international agricultural research through our programs and related activities. Medals are awarded to a limited number of people on the recommendation of our State and Territory Committees.
2021 Medal Awardee
Dr TJ Higgins AO FAA FTSE
For his national and international leadership of agricultural biotechnology research and its application to improved food security via the development of insect resistant cowpeas.
2020 Medal Awardee
Dr Brian Keating
For his enduring significant contribution to international agricultural research via development of crop models and training programs, work on smallholder agricultural systems in Sub-Saharan Africa, and a more recent role in advising and supporting a number of CGIAR Centres and Programs.
2019 Medal awardee
Professor Lindsay Falvey FTSE FAIAS
For remaining practically and passionately committed, for over four decades, to the international contributions agricultural science makes to food security.
2018 Medal awardee
Dr Bob Clements AO
For his extensive and continuing contributions to international agricultural research
2015 Medal awardee
Dr Meryl Williams FTSE
Vice Chair Scientific Advisory Committee of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation and member of the board of Aquaculture without Frontiers (Australia)
2014 Medal awardee
Assoc. Prof. Robyn Alders AO
Principal Research Fellow in the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney
2013 Medal awardee
Professor Emeritus Robert (Bob) Gilkes
Former Winthrop Professor of Soil Science and Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Earth and Environment at the University of Western Australia
2012 Medal awardees
Professor Lester Burgess
Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment and Dean of Agriculture, University of Sydney
Dr John Schiller
Honorary Research Fellow, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Queensland