TRANSFORMING LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS:
The Digital Revolution in Agriculture

7-8 August 2017, Canberra

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SIR JOHN CRAWFORD MEMORIAL ADDRESS AND NETWORKING DINNER

MONDAY, 7 AUGUST 2017
Ballroom, Realm Hotel, Barton
6-9pm

This year’s Sir John Crawford Memorial Address, A New Narrative for Ending Hunger, was presented by: Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Vice President for Country Support, Policy, and Delivery of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), and Member, Policy Advisory Council, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

Vote of Thanks by Professor Andrew Campbell, CEO, ACIAR

Announcement of the Crawford Fund 2017 Food Security Journalism Award


PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE PROGRAM

TUESDAY, 8 AUGUST, 2017
Theatrette and Mural Hall,
Parliament House
9-5pm

Here is a printed version of the one day event in Parliament House

08.30 REGISTRATION

09.00 OPENING SESSION

Welcome
The Hon John Anderson AO, Chair, Crawford Fund

Ministerial Opening
The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, Deputy Prime Minister

09.30 SESSION 1: MORNING KEYNOTE

Chair
The Hon John Anderson AO, Chair, The Crawford Fund

How can big data transform small-holder farmers’ lives and livelihoods?
Dr André Laperrière, Executive Director,Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)

09.50 SESSION 2: USES AND CHALLENGES OF BIG DATA FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

Chair
Dr Kim Ritman, Australian Chief Plant Protection Officer and Chief Agricultural Scientist

Overview
Steve Mathews, Head of Strategy, Gro-Intelligence

Case Study 1: Global data, farm size and food and nutrition security
Dr Mario Herrero, Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO’s Agriculture Flagship

Case Study 2: Big Data for Genebank Mining
Dr Ken Street, former genebank curator at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and project leader of Focused Identification of Germplasm Strategy (FIGS)

10.30 MODERATED Q&A OF SESSION 2 SPEAKERS

11.00 MORNING TEA—MURAL HALL

11.45 SESSION 3: ICT ADDING VALUE FOR SMALLHOLDERS

Chair
Dr Joanne Daly, member of The Crawford Fund’s ACT Committee and CSIRO Honorary Fellow

Overview
Dr David Bergvinson, Director General, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and former leader of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Digital Agriculture initiative

Case Study 1: Do MAD researchers add value for smallholders?
Stuart Higgins, Agricultural Impact International (AgImpact)

Case Study 2: Index Based Livestock Insurance for Managing Asset Risk
Dr Andrew Mude, Principal Economist, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) by livestream from Nairobi

12.30 MODERATED Q&A OF SESSION 3 SPEAKERS

13.00 LUNCH—MURAL HALL

14.10 SESSION 4: TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE BASED ON INNOVATION PLATFORMS

Chair
Jane Haycock, ‎Director, innovationXchange, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Overview
Dr Mike Briers AO, CEO, Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre and co-founder of the Internet of Things Alliance Australia

Case Study 1: Digital Farmhand – data analytics and robotics for food and nutrition security
Prof Salah Sukkarieh, Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, University of Sydney

Case Study 2: Farm level data for decision making, evaluation, traceability and quality assurance
Dr Pham Thi Sen, Researcher, Northern Mountainous Agriculture and Forestry Science Institute (NOMAFSI)

14.55 MODERATED Q&A OF SESSION 4 SPEAKERS

15.25 AFTERNOON TEA—THEATRETTE FOYER

16.10 SESSION 5: AFTERNOON KEYNOTE

Chair
Prof Andrew Campbell, CEO, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

How to digitalise agricultural systems in the developing world
Dr Andy Jarvis, Leading the CGIAR Big Data Platform, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

16.30 MODERATED DISCUSSION SESSION

The morning and afternoon keynote speakers join the Sir John Crawford Address presenter for Q&A, moderated by Prof Andrew Campbell, CEO, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

17.00 CLOSE

Dr Colin Chartres, Chief Executive, The Crawford Fund