Food & Nutrition Security – The Biosecurity, Health, Trade Nexus

13-14 December 2021, Canberra

Conference Program

SIR JOHN CRAWFORD MEMORIAL ADDRESS AND NETWORKING DINNER

Monday 13 December 2021
QT Ballroom

Dr Agnes Kalibata, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy to the 2021 Food Systems Summit

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PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE

Tuesday 14 December 2021
Food & Nutrition Security – The Biosecurity, Health, Trade Nexus
The Great Hall, Parliament House

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09.00   OPENING SESSION
Welcome and Keynote Listener Introduction

The Hon John Anderson AO, Chair, The Crawford Fund

Ministerial Opening

09.30   SESSION 1: Morning Keynote

Threats to Global Food Systems from Biosecurity Issues
Professor Prabhu Pingali, Founding Director of the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

09.55   MODERATED Q&A

10.15   SESSION 2: FUTURE PROOFING WITH ADVANCED AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND TOOLS

Overview: Dr Rob Horsch, Advisor, Global Commission on Adaptation at World Resources Institute

Three Rapid-Fire Case Studies:

  • Advanced monitoring techniques – Professor Pablo Zarco-Tejada, Remote Sensing & Precision Agriculture, School of Agriculture and Food & Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, The University of Melbourne
  • In the field with Loop – mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) – Dr Stacey Lynch, Senior Research Scientist, Virology Microbiology, Microbial Sciences, Pests and Diseases, Agriculture Victoria Research, Centre for AgriBioscience
  • Diagnosis in a fish farmer’s backpack – Dr Andrew Barnes, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, The University of Queensland

10.55   MODERATED Q&A SESSION 2 SPEAKERS

11.15   MORNING TEA

11.55   SESSION 3: PRIVATE SECTOR KEYNOTE

View from the Private Sector – Trust and Purpose
Rob Kaan, Managing Director For Australia & New Zealand, Corteva Agriscience

12.20   MODERATED Q&A OF PRIVATE SECTOR SPEAKER

12.40   LUNCH

14.00   SESSION 4: CHANGING AND INCREASING BIOSECURITY RISKS TO FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY

Overview: Professor Andrew Robinson, Managing Director, CEBRA, The University of Melbourne

Three Rapid-Fire Case Studies:

  • The race to save bananas – Irene Kernot, Research Program Manager for Horticulture, ACIAR
  • The battle against Fall Army Worm – Chris Dale, Assistant Director, Plant Health Surveillance and Diagnostics, Plant Health Policy Branch, Biosecurity Plant Division, DAWE
  • African Swine Fever – Beyond the numbers – Tarni Cooper, SpatialEpiLab, University of Queensland and former Crawford Fund awardee, volunteer and RAID Member

14.40   MODERATED Q&A SESSION 4 SPEAKERS

15.00   AFTERNOON TEA

15.30   SESSION 5: UNPACKING THE NEXUS IN A CHANGING WORLD – THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BIOSECURITY, TRADE, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT

Overview: Professor Nicola Spence, Honorary Professor, University of Birmingham, Defra’s Chief Plant Health Officer and Head of the National Plant Protection Organisation

Three Rapid Fire Case Studies:

  • Global Collaboration: International Plant Sentinel Network – David Gale, Manager, Data Management and Surveillance Communities, Plant Health Australia and former Crawford Fund awardee
  • From Field to the Lab – Dr Jay Anderson, Senior Research Fellow at Southern Cross University and former Crawford Fund scholar, volunteer and mentor
  • Curbing Antimicrobial Resistance – Dr Walter Okelo, Research Scientist, CSIRO Land and Water

16.10   MODERATED Q&A OF SESSION 5 SPEAKERS

16.30   CONFERENCE SYNTHESIS

Dr Helen Scott-Orr AM, Crawford Fund NSW Committee Coordinator and inaugural Commonwealth of Australia Inspector General of Biosecurity

16.45   THANKS AND CLOSING

Dr Colin Chartres, CEO, Crawford Fund