‘Highlights’ is the electronic newsletter of the Crawford Fund. The newsletter consists of articles on issues around international agricultural research, as well as the latest updates on the Fund’s public awareness and training activities, and recent and upcoming events including our annual food security conference.

You will find past Highlights’ on our resources page.

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Previous issues
Prior to August 2014, the Crawford Fund Newsletter, Highlights, was published in print format. From August 2014 onwards, it is available electronically.



Highlights: August 2015
The August 2015 newsletter coincides with the Annual Conference ‘The Business of Food Security: Profitability, Sustainability and Risk’. In this edition you can read about achieving sustainable intensification to improve food security, our 2015 award winners and the successful 2015 Conference Scholars.

Highlights: August 2014
With the 2014 conference, Ethics, Efficiency and Food Security – Feeding The 9 billion, Well, approaching, we answer the question “Why another conference?” Also in this newsletter, the recipients of the Crawford Fund Fellowship, Crawford Fund Medal and Conference Scholarships are announced.

Highlights: December 2013
Read about the Doing Well by Doing Good task force report, our August Conference on Mining and Agriculture and our impact story on fruit fly and growing peaches in the Swat valley in Pakistan.

Highlights: June 2013
This Newsletter has information about our August Conference, our Taskforce on Benefits to Australia of international agricultural research, our usual training activities and multiple public awareness events of the past few months.

Highlights: December 2012
The December Newsletter brings a summary of the 2012 Conference; the second wider canvas brief; some reflections from our 2012 Conference scholars and an overview of our public awareness and training activities in the period.

Highlights: April 2012
Read about the 2012 Crawford Fund Conference, the development of the Australian International Food Security Centre and a number of public awareness and training activities we have been involved with.