2021 Crawford Fund annual conference proceedings now available

April 12, 2022

If you missed the Crawford Fund’s 2021 annual conference, the most significant Australian food security event, or you want to rediscover the speakers and their presentations, we’re pleased to release the full conference proceedings, which can be downloaded here. You will also find individual papers listed under each of the presenters in our Speakers and Chairs section.

The Crawford Fund prides itself on shining a light on issues worthy of global and national attention, and 2021 was no exception. As COVID-19 continued to impact us all, we still managed to hold a hybrid event on 13-14 December with around 150 attending in Canberra and an online audience from over 20 countries,  to explore Food & Nutrition Security – The Biosecurity, Health, Trade Nexus.

Our hybrid conference explored the specific risks to plant, animal, and human health, how these factors are putting global food and nutrition security in peril, and the emerging technological and management solutions to overcome these threats.

These proceedings now provide an enduring record of the keynote speeches, overview presentations and case studies, and includes all conference papers, and the Sir John Crawford Address delivered by Dr Agnes Kalibata, who said in part that the world’s current food systems are failing people, the environment, and our shared future, and that a fundamental transformation of our food systems is needed.

Once again, the Crawford Fund would like to thank our generous sponsors  for their patience and ongoing support as we navigated date changes and pandemic arrangements for our first ever hybrid annual conference, which was such a success that we will continue with the format in 2022.

The Fund appreciates the enormous effort put into our conference proceedings by editor Ann Milligan.

Our 2022 Annual Conference will return to its rightful home, both in the calendar, and in the Great Hall of Parliament House in Canberra. Please save the dates of 15 and 16 August and stay tuned for further details of what will be a very special event in our 35th and ACIAR’s 40th birthday year.