13-14 December 2021, Canberra
President of the ACIAR Policy Advisory Council and Executive Director of the Centre for Global Food and Resources, and Professor of Agricultural Economics and Food Policy at the School of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Adelaide
Professor Wendy Umberger leads components of interdisciplinary value chain research projects in Asia, Australia, North America, the Pacific Islands and South Africa, exploring opportunities for agricultural smallholders in producing high value food products and adopting new technology to gain access to modern food value chains. She has published extensively and has presented her work internationally to industry, government and academia. In 2019 she was awarded the title of Distinguished Fellow of the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. Prof Umberger served on the Governance Board of the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) (2015-2021). She is also an honorary Fellow of Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) and in 2021 she joined the Board of the International Association of Agricultural Economists.