Addressing the Agriculture, Energy, Water, Climate Change Nexus

12-13 August 2019, Canberra


Professor Timothy G. Reeves FTSE

The Crawford Fund Board
Professor in Residence, Dookie Campus, FVAS, University of Melbourne and Former Director General of CIMMYT, Mexico

Tim Reeves has worked for over 50 years in agricultural research, development and extension, focussed on sustainable agriculture in Australia and overseas. His international roles have included: Director General of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) based in Mexico (1995-2002); Member, United Nations Millennium Project Task Force on Hunger; Member, European Commission Expert Group for Evaluation of H2020 Projects; and Senior Expert with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) working on Save and Grow – sustainable intensification of smallholder agriculture.

Professor Reeves was a Board Director of GRDC; the Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre (CRC); the Molecular Plant Breeding CRC; and is currently a Board Director of the Crawford Fund.

Tim is now Professor in Residence at the Dookie Campus of the University of Melbourne, and in 2016 the University awarded him a Doctor of Agricultural Science honoris causa. Tim is a former President of the Australian Society of Agronomy and in 2017 the Society awarded him the prestigious Professor C M Donald Medal for lifetime achievement. He is currently a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

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