The Agriculture, Food, Nutrition, Health Nexus

13-14 August 2018, Canberra

Conference Media

We were very pleased to have organised significant media attention with national TV, radio and print coverage for the important issues covered at our Annual Conference “Reshaping Agriculture for Better Nutrition”. An ongoing listing of the media coverage can be found here.

The event also attracted significant social media interest, with the conference hashtag #cfconf2018 trending during our Parliamentary Conference on 14 August. A digital report for the conference is here.

During the conference we announced the winner of the 2018 Crawford Fund Food Security Journalism Award.

The hashtag for our 2018 conference was #cfconf2018 and you can also follow @CrawfordFund.

Media Alert

Media alert for 2018 Crawford Fund Conference

Media Releases

Revolution needed to transform food systems for food and nutrition security
Dr Alessandro Demaio, Chief Executive Officer, Eat Foundation and co-host of the ABC television show Ask the Doctor

Time to act on the global burden of malnutrition
Dr Jessica Fanzo, Co-chair of the Global Nutrition Report; Senior Nutrition and Food Systems Officer, UN FAO; and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Lessons from agricultural research for nutrition and health
Prof Andrew Campbell, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

How to deliver results on malnutrition
Professor Glenn Denning, Professor of Professional Practice, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University and Earth Institute

Creating social change to solve hunger and malnutrition
Rebecca Boustead, Head of Corporate Communications, Government Relations and Public Affairs, Kellogg Asia Pacific

Australia should get smart with “Smart Food”
Joanna Kane-Potaka, Assistant Director General, External Relations, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), and Executive Director, Smart Food

Nutritional power of vegetables for healthier lives, more resilient livelihoods
Dr Marco Wopereis, Director General, World Vegetable Center

Bad rap for livestock ignores benefits for the poor
Dr Anna Okello, Associate Research Programme Manager, Livestock Systems, ACIAR

Overcoming the silent emergency of childhood malnutrition in PNG
Tania Paul, Horticulture Team Leader and Research Fellow, Charles Darwin University and Crawford Fund NT Committee Coordinator, and Philmah Seta Waken, Agronomist, National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI), Papua New Guinea

Nutrition-sensitive agriculture in Timor-Leste
Annie Major, Senior Manager, Adam Smith International, Asia Pacific

Biotechnology delivers iron-rich cereals to fight hunger
Associate Professor Alex Johnson, School of biosciences, The University of Melbourne

Small indigenous fish can have a big impact on nutrition and health
Dr Jessica Bogard, Nutrition Scientist at CSIRO

For media inquiries, please contact:

Ms Cathy Reade
Director of Outreach
The Crawford Fund
Mobile: 0413 575 934
Skype: Cathy.Reade