Our Nextgen Podcast Series episode 2: Pathways to Making a Global Difference in Ag

March 25, 2021

Last month we introduced you to our new podcast series, featuring young anthropologist Kayla Lochner, on career pathways to ag for development. This podcast initiative is proudly brought to you as part of a suite of activities underway through our ACIAR-supported NextGen project.

Our career pathways to ag for development focus will have videos, blogs and podcasts of people who have had a road to ag for development that doesn’t initially involve agriculture – for example through anthropology, science, social sciences, finance, communication, law, environmental sciences, health and nutrition, economics and business.

We know that working in ag for development has amazing global, national, professional and very personal impacts. And that you don’t necessarily have to have an ag background to find yourself working in a field in a developing country, helping farmers to better feed their families and earn an income from their small plots of land.

For the young people you’re going to meet in our podcast series, intelligence, passion, resilience, ingenuity and luck made working in ag for development a reality – even though none of them started out studying agriculture.

We’ll hear that there is a broad range of pathways to rewarding and exciting careers in international agriculture, not necessarily limited to agriculture.

For our second podcast, we hear from Anneliese Austin, who has had an ‘environmental science pathway to ag research for development’ and a passion for bees and a special connection to PNG.

We hope you enjoy this series, which is brought to you with GenerationAg. We would definitely like to hear from others who have made it to ag for development without a background or studies in agriculture – email [email protected].