#WhyAg4Dev in the News

December 12, 2022

In addition to briefings of politicians and stakeholders, and our #WhyAg4Dev social media campaign around the Doing Well by Doing Good reports, we have started an outreach to traditional media.

Our first press release on the 1 December national launch is here. Press releases from our events around the country are available on request.

Subsequent media approaches will be made around the planned events in all States and Territories through to June 2023.

We will include here a running list of coverage for the campaign, and will provide a report on social media from time to time.

Please join us in our efforts to bring attention to the benefits of international agricultural research for development (Ag4Dev) by using our social media toolkit. Download a backgrounder on both of our reports or access other #WhyAg4Dev resources.

Some of the media coverage for our #WhyAg4Dev campaign follows below:

Crawford Fund Forum highlights need for more investment in research and development
The Land – 28 November 2023

Interview with Dr Nerida Donovan (at 11m25s to 18m20s)
ABC Country Hour – 24 November 2023

Interview with Prof Lee Baumgartner and Dr Helen Scott-Orr (at 12m24s – 20m.45s)
ABC Country Hour – 23 November 2023

The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is looking to embark on some ambitious projects in Timor-Leste
NT Country Hour – 6 June 2023

DWBDG Report in Farm Online
Farm Online – 12 May 2023

Overseas ag research a rare ‘win-win’ – and why more is needed
Beef Central – 24 April 2023

Calls for more of Australia’s $4.5 billion international aid budget to be funnelled into agricultural research
Countryman – 14 April 2023

Oliver Gales, Timor Leste – clean drinking water project (from @33m32s-38m32s)
TAS Country Hour – 4 April 2023

TAS DWbDG event – Andrew Campbell CEO, ACIAR (from @7m30s-14m09s)
TAS Country Hour – 3 April 2023

Rural Press Club event to explore role of aid-funded ag research 
Grain Central – 29 March 2023

How benefits of Australian aid-funded ag research also flow back
Beef Central – 29 March 2023

Investing in global agri-R&D also ‘benefits donor countries’
SciDevNet – 9 December 2022

Crawford Fund board members John Anderson and Joel Fitzgibbon lobby for international agriculture research
Farm Online and all weekly papers – 2 December 2022

Benefits of investing more in foreign aid
National Commercial Rural News – 1 December 2022

Dr Jenny Hanks tells us about her work in overseas countries providing ag aid
ABC Radio Victorian Country Hour – 1 December 2022

Former MPs plea for more funds for farmers in developing countries
The Weekly Times – 30 November 2022

International foreign aid investment needs to increase for agricultural development
The Wire (national community radio) – 30 November 2022

Investment in Agricultural Research a ‘No Brainer’
Radio Release – 30 November to 8 December 2022

Former ministers call for more investment in ag aid 
Grain Central, 29 November 2022