Doing Well by Doing Good in New South Wales

Volunteers Matt Champness (left) and Stephen Lang (right) examining rice crops with mentor Deirdre Lemerle (centre)

As part of our Doing Well by Doing Good Campaign, our NSW Committee is holding a forum from 4-8pm on Wednesday 22 November 2023 in the Hobart Room of the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Hotel, 101 Phillip Street in Sydney.

Join us as our panel of leading agricultural thinkers explores the mutual benefits of investment and partnerships in international agricultural research, delivering real-life examples of NSW-led research, and outlining the opportunities available for the next generation looking to enter this rewarding personal and career pathway.

The forum will be followed by a networking reception and refreshments hosted by the NSW Minister for Agriculture.

The full program is here. Please register here to attend this free event (for catering purposes).

Our opening session will include:

  • Dr Richard Sheldrake AM, Crawford Fund Board Member, and Chair, New South Wales Crawford Fund Committee.
  • Mr Scott Hansen, NSW DPI Director-General, who will address the mutual benefits from engagement with our region.
  • Professor Wendy Umberger, CEO, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) who will address food security challenges, opportunities and achievements.
  • Dr Colin Chartres, CEO, The Crawford Fund who will present key findings of our “Doing Well by Doing Good” reports highlighting the real and lasting benefits of agricultural research for development.

A second session will focus on the benefits and impact of research, training and NextGen opportunities with a range of speakers highlighting their work, and its impact overseas, in NSW and to them personally and professionally.

Q&A sessions will ensure lively interactions between speakers and the audience.

Following the presentations, networking and refreshments will be hosted by the Hon Tara Moriarty MLC, Minister for Agriculture, and she will present the Crawford Fund Medal NSW to Professor Lee Baumgartner, Executive Director, the Gulbali Institute, Charles Sturt University.

We look forward to welcoming you to this event.