Proof of positive broad benefits of Australia’s aid investment in
agricultural research for development

Thursday, 1 December
National Press Club, Canberra

The Fund has brought a spotlight on benefits to Australia and developing countries from international agricultural R&D since the launch of “Doing Well by Doing Good”, written by the Fund’s foundation director, Emeritus Prof Derek Tribe AO OBE, back in 1991. 

Join us to launch two new commissioned reports as part of our ongoing “Doing Well by Doing Good” campaign on Australia’s aid investment in agricultural research for development. 

Register here for this free event.

“Australian Gains from Investment in International Agricultural R&D 2010-2020: Doing Well by Doing Good Report” and “The Benefits to Australia and to the Global Community from Investing in International Agricultural Research and Development” demonstrate that Australian aid funded research continues to be an outstanding success. It is well-targeted, contributes to the food and nutrition security of low-income countries, their environmental and economic sustainability and resilience, and to gender equity and regional stability. The same investment also brings significant returns to Australia’s farmers, biosecurity, scientific knowledge and our global diplomatic reputation.

Date: Thursday, 1 December 2022
Time: 5.30pm – 7.00pm AEST with networking before and a reception after proceedings
Venue: National Press Club, 16 National Circuit, Barton, ACT

Register: Please register for catering purposes here.

The launch, with an open Q&A, will include:

  • New Crawford Fund Board members:

The Hon Joel Fitzgibbon, former Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, and Dr Wendy Craik, Reserve Bank Board member

  • Dr Colin Chartres, the Crawford Fund CEO, to summarise the findings of both reports
  • Professor Andrew Campbell, CEO of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
  • Dr Jenny Hanks, ACT Crawford Fund Committee member and representative of the Fund’s NextGen alumni

Please come and join us, hear more around the level and broad nature of benefits from aid funded agricultural research.

A series of State based forums and events will be held around the country in 2023 so stay tuned.