Our NextGen project wants to hear from you, again!

August 26, 2021

We had a great response to our shout out as part of our NextGen Project, asking our network to get in touch if they had non-agricultural pathways into their careers in international agriculture.

We produced five podcasts focused on career pathways into international agriculture for development; produced two videos focused on career pathways and had authors for almost 30 blogs produced and promoted around their work and career pathways.

So we thought we’d try for help again for this year’s work!

We have no doubt that involving young Australians in international agriculture and agriculture for development has meaningful and beneficial outcomes for food and nutrition security, for the students and for Australian agriculture. This will again be the focus of our awareness raising in the third year of our NextGen project.

In 2021-2022, we want to hear from you if you have been involved in the work that has been highlighted in our seven teacher modules  for secondary students around Australia across the topics of:

  • Gender dimensions in agriculture
  • Genebanks – more than saving seeds
  • Food loss & waste
  • Climate Change & Food and Nutrition Security
  • Climate Smart Technologies
  • COVID-19 & Food and Nutrition Security
  • Australia – A Powerhouse of Agricultural Research

We hope to develop a series of blogs and videos and possibly involve you in our connections with high schools to further explain the important work in which Australians are involved.

It doesn’t matter how far down your career pathway you are, we’d love to hear from you.

Please contact Cathy Reade, our Director of Outreach who manages the NextGen program, on [email protected] 0413575934 with a quick description of which of the topics you’re involved in and a bit more about what you are now doing, or hope to be doing once COVID-19 travel restrictions lift.

And finally, a big thank you to ACIAR for funding our NextGen project supporting this work.