In 1999, the Crawford Fund expanded its agricultural training scheme with the appointment of a New South Wales Committee chaired by Australia’s former Minister for Primary Industry and Energy, the Hon John Kerin. The Committee is identifying and expanding agricultural training opportunities, relevant to the NSW rural sector, that will bring together Australian experts and people from developing countries to improve food production and processing in developing countries.
2018 Crawford Fund Student Awards
The Crawford Fund and its State programs are supporting the training and development of young agricultural scientists across Australia through its 2018 Crawford Fund Student Awards. The New South Wales State Committee is offering the opportunity for tertiary students in NSW to receive first-hand experience in international agricultural research.
Applications are now open. For more information, visit the 2018 Crawford Fund Student Awards, download the flyer, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Download an application form and apply by Thursday, 29 March 2018.
New South Wales Committee Members
The current emphasis of the New South Wales Committee’s training programs is in areas having high value to developing countries in the Asian region and in which competence and experience of a very high order resides amongst government agencies and universities within NSW. These include: plant and animal breeding, animal disease diagnosis and preparedness, weed management, social dimensions of agricultural research and extension, natural resource management – land, forestry, fisheries and water, and food safety and preservation.
NSW Crawford Fund Scholars: 2017 Annual Conference
Each year, the Crawford Fund Committees offer Conference Scholarships for students and young researchers to attend the annual conference. The Scholarship provides funds to cover expenses such as travel, accommodation and registration.
The scholars supported by the NSW Committee to attend the Crawford Fund’s 2017 Annual Conference were Bhakti Haldankar and Sam Coggins of The University of Sydney and Samuel Ariong of the University of Newcastle. Read their reflections from the 2017 conference here.