News: Sir John Crawford and 40 years of the IFPRI, November 2015

Sir John Crawford, in whose honour the Fund was established, was a remarkable Australian who contributed at the highest levels to the development of Australia and other countries, and was a passionate supporter of international agricultural research for development.

Sir John was also the first chairman of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Board of Trustees, from 1975 to 1981. Since 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the IFPRI, it is timely to reflect upon Sir John’s passion for international agricultural research, and his contributions to the IFPRI.

The Crawford Fund’s chief executive, Dr Denis Blight, has prepared a blog based upon Sir John Crawford’s biography (currently under development), for IFPRI 40th anniversary celebrations. To read Dr Blight’s blog, which pays tribute to Sir John, click on the following link:

Sir John Crawford and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI),
DG Blight AO FRSA

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