2017 Conference Media

The Digital Revolution in Agriculture

7-8 August 2017, Canberra

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We welcome media representatives to attend and report on the Crawford Fund annual conferences and associated events. Interviews can be prearranged. Media materials will be posted on this page as they are available.

During our conference, we announced the winner of the 2017 Crawford Fund Food Security Journalism Award.

Media Alert

Harnessing big data to transform agriculture and lives, 4 August 2017

Media Releases

Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Vice President for Country Support, Policy, and Delivery, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), and Member, Policy Advisory Council, ACIAR
From Grandmother’s farm – nourishing Africa and the world

Dr David Bergvinson, Director General of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Unlocking the potential of digital agriculture for farmers, the environment, health and economies, 7 August 2017

Mr Stuart Higgins, Director of AgImpact
Caring and sharing: Data sharing – not just data harvesting – offers more benefit for farmers, 7 August 2017

Mr Steve Mathews, Head of Strategy at Gro Intelligence
The great unrealised potential of big data in agriculture, 7 August 2017

Dr Ken Street
Mining for climate change solution, 7 August 2017

Dr Mario Herrero, Chief Research Scientist for CSIRO’s Agriculture Flagship
Big data shows size does matter: Small farms vital for food and nutrition security, 7 August 2017

Dr Mike Briers AO, Chief Executive Officer of the Food Agility Cooperative Research Center
Innovative technology approaches set to transform global agriculture, 7 August 2017

Dr Andy Jarvis, CGIAR Research Platform for Big Data in Agriculture
Shaking up agriculture with ‘big data’: More production, efficiency and resilience, 7 August 2017

Dr André Laperrière, Executive Director of the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)
Knowledge revolution to benefit agriculture and food security

For media inquiries, please contact:
Cathy Reade, Director, Public Affairs and Communication
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