In the News

The Crawford Fund has so many fantastic ‘good news’ stories to tell about agricultural research and developments around food and nutrition security. In addition to our social media campaign and our ‘seeing is believing’ journalist visits that generate this news, our ‘traditional’ media campaign brings national attention to important developments and issues in agriculture for development and what they mean for Australia.

You can look back on media coverage we’d generated in 2019 here, and below are listed some links to more recent media items that were part of our campaign:

DFAT funded PNG school gardens
ABC Radio, NT – 11 September 2020

DFAT funded PNG school gardens
ABC Radio Australia – 9 September 2020

Vale Robin Graham
Farm Online – 5 September 2020

National Science week goes online
ABC Radio, NSW – 18 August 2020

National Science Week – National Rural News
Radio/podcast, National Rural News – 18 August 2020

Aussie scientists tackle food security
The Land – 17 August 2020

Ag hits National Science Week
Grains Central
– 13 August 2020

Crawford Fund support for Agrieducate essay comp
The Land – 9 August 2020

Funding for new One Health centre
ABC Radio, WA – 20 July 2020

Australia well placed for future viral pandemic preparedness
Devex – 13 July 2020

Coronavirus helps Australia fight African swine fever, but developing neighbours are being overwhelmed
ABC News – 7 July 2020

Australian agri-research can lead the way in virus prevention
Australian Financial Review – 9 June 2020

COVID-19: food, nutrition and the global poor
Devex – 17 April 2020

Australia foreign aid through agriculture research and development an untold success story
Farm Online – 10 March 2020

How beef cattle are unlocking SE Asia’s poverty trap
Queensland Country Life – 24 February 2020

Q&A: The impact on climate denial on food security
Devex – 15 January 2020

The road to climate-smart agriculture: Will the new agricultural revolution pass Australia by?
Asia & The Pacific Policy Society – 10 December 2019

Young Aussie ag scientists can tackle world’s food challenges
Stock Journal – 14 October 2019

Addressing climate change from a finance and liability lens
Devex – 16 August 2019

Sustainable food and the behavior change challenge
Devex – 16 August 2019

Experts tackle food security problem in the face of climate change
Radio National Breakfast – 13 August

Australia’s food security scholars recognised
The Land – 30 July 2019

Project providing improved nutritional properties for staple crops a winner
Farm Online – 18 July 2019

Pre-breeding targets three of the world’s most damaging crop pests and pathogens
Groundcover – 05 July 2019

New durum germplasm could lift the climatic resilience of Australian cultivars
Groundcover – 20 June 2019

Big benefits in conservation ag in North Africa
Farm Online – 29 May 2019

Australian wheat sector protects against hessian fly and Sunn pest
Farm Online – 6 May 2019

Breeding better durum in Morocco
Farm Online – 6 May 2019

Young scientists learn the ropes
Farm Online – 4 May 2019

Moroccan farm manager keeps the place ticking over
Farm Online – 2 May 2019

Moroccan trip a valuable opportunity for Australian wheat breeders
Farm Online – 2 May 2019

Looking to exploit our similarities to develop trade with Morocco
Farm Online – 30 April 2019

Helping to find a genetic needle in a haystack
Farm Online – 29 April 2019

Wheat serious business in Morocco
Farm Online – 26 April 2019

Rebuilding genetic diversity in Morocco
Queensland Country Life – 24 April 2019

Making the most of every drop of water in low rainfall zones
Farm Online – 21 April 2019

Morocco goes with the grain
The Land – 20 March 2019

Tim Fischer to step down from international Crop Trust
Grain Central – 20 March 2019

3 takeaways for impact in agriculture and development
Devex – 28 February 2019

Misinformation in agriculture contributing to tech block
The Weekly Times – 20 February 2019

Seed bank to preserve native plants
ABC Saturday AM, ABC TV Weekend National News – 16 February 2019

FMD detected – the value of biosecurity
ABC National News – 15 February 2019

One Hour live broadcast from AARES conference
ABC Rural Country Hour – 13 February 2019

Fake news thwarts livestock gene technology
Farmonline and weekly papers – 13 February 2019

Don’t Swallow ‘Fake News’ on Food and Agriculture  
National commercial radio coverage – 12-15 February 2019

Food conference urges action in remote communities
“The Wire” on National Community and Indigenous Radio – 12 February 2019

Urgent need for ‘drastic’ shift in diets
Farm Online and weekly papers – 11 February 2019