Conference Program

SIR JOHN CRAWFORD MEMORIAL ADDRESS AND NETWORKING DINNER

Monday 15 August 2022
The Great Hall, Parliament House

Dr Audrey Aumua, CEO Fred Hollows Foundation NZ
and Member, ACIAR Policy Advisory Council
Food and Nutrition Security in the Pacific and the Road Ahead for Small Islands and Developing States

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PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Tuesday 16 August 2022
The Great Hall, Parliament House

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09.00   OPENING 

The Hon John Anderson AC, Chair, The Crawford Fund

Ministerial Opening

09.30   SESSION 1

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

SCIENCE FOR NOURISHING THE WORLD, SUSTAINABLY 
Professor Andrew Campbell, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

09.55   MODERATED Q&A

10.15   SESSION 2

AGRI-FOOD R&D: RE-EXAMINING THE REWARDS AND THE RISKS
Dr Philip Pardey, Director of Global Research Strategy, College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences and the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station 

10.40   PANEL AND Q&A

Overview Speaker joins:

Dr Ravi Khetarpal, Executive Secretary, Asia Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI)

Dr Madaline Healey, Crawford Fund Laos Volunteer; ACIAR Project Leader; Research Fellow, University of the Sunshine Coast

Regina Bi Nukundj, Senior Food Security Policy Officer, Department of Agriculture and Livestock, Papua New Guinea

11.00   MORNING TEA

11.40   SESSION 3

NEXUS GAINS TO THE ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY
Dr Jean Balié, CGIAR Regional Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific

12.05   PANEL AND Q&A

Overview Speaker joins:

Ms Logotonu Meleisea Waqainabete, Programme Leader – Genetic Resources, Land Resources Division, SPC, Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT) 

Dr Anika Molesworth, CF NSW Committee, author, Young Farmer of the Year, NSW Young Achiever Award for Environment and Sustainability

12.25   SESSION 4

A DIVERSITY OF BENEFITS

Gender/Nutrition:
Ms Jessica Raneri, Senior Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture Advisor to ACIAR and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 

Soft Power/Diplomacy:
HE John Feakes, High Commissioner to Fiji and former High Commissioner in Kenya

Social/Other benefits:
Dr Jenny Gordon, Member of the Australian International Agricultural Research Centre’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisory Panel, and the Asian Development Bank Institute’s Advisory Committee

13.00   Q&A

13.15   LUNCH

14.15   SESSION 5

BUILDING AGRICULTURE AND FOOD INNOVATION FOR THE FUTURE

Dr Alison Bentley, Australian Director of CIMMYT Wheat Program

Prof Neena Mitter, Director of QAAFI Centre for Horticultural Science and the Australian Research Council Industrial Transformational Research HUB for Sustainable Crop Protection at The University of Queensland

Dr David McGill, Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne

14.50  PANEL AND Q&A

15.05   AFTERNOON TEA

15.45   SESSION 6

A CONVERSATION: FROM OUTSIDE AGRICULTURE – LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

The Hon John Anderson AC, Chair, The Crawford Fund

Allan Gyngell AO FAIIA, National President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs

Dr Robert Glasser, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Climate and Security Policy Centre, ANU

Kylie Walker, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE)

16.20  Q&A

16.35  SESSION 7

SUMMING UP AND THE WAY FORWARD

Dr Colin Chartres, Chief Executive Officer, The Crawford Fund

16.55   CLOSE