The Northern Territory Program was established in April 2002 to provide a Northern Territory focus for the Crawford Fund’s training programs. It aims to increase the number of trained technicians, technologists and scientists in developing countries to undertake useful and effective R&D activities for the improvement of agricultural productivity and food production in these countries. The strategic approach of the Program recognises the need to promote international agricultural research to assist in the alleviation of rural poverty with an emphasis on Southeast Asia, especially East Timor. It also aims to develop linkages between Territory institutions and agriculture and resource conservation specialists in these developing countries to facilitate the transfer of technology and assist in training for rural and regional development.
The Northern Territory Program aims to identify and develop initiatives that make use of local expertise to benefit countries overseas while also creating educational, business and trade opportunities for Northern Territory. Local business people, academics, rural and fishing industry representatives and others are welcome to provide input into the decisions to be made on the program’s focus and priorities for its Northern Territories constituents. A brochure summarising our activities is available here.
Local business people, academics, rural and fishing industry representatives and others are welcome to provide input into the decisions to be made on the program’s focus and priorities for its Northern Territories constituents.
As part of our efforts to support and encourage the next generation in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawford Fund proudly supports our 2021 Student Awards. Our Student Awards have been developed specifically to enable university students with practical, feet-on-the-ground, involvement in an overseas project as part of their studies. In 2021, NT Student Awards are open to Undergraduate, Honours and Postgraduate students, with a maximum of $4,000 awarded.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2020 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AWARD RECIPIENTS!
Congratulations to the 12 successful applicants from around Australia who are receiving our 2020 awards to experience international agricultural research and development first hand.
The NT awardee is:
Jenny House, Charles Darwin University
Location: Solomon Islands
Research: Sharing lessons and knowledge for inclusive community-based fisheries management
Projects/Institutions: FIS/2016/300 ACIAR – Strengthening and scaling community-based approaches to Pacific coastal fisheries management in support of the New Song and WorldFish.
PLEASE NOTE THAT APPROVED AWARDEES’ TRAVEL WILL NEED TO COMPLY WITH DFAT TRAVEL ADVICE FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH PURPOSES.
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.
We’re excited to announce our bumper crop of 51 2019 Annual Conference scholarship winners from universities and organisations across Australia. This takes our conference scholar alumni to almost 320 young students and researchers and industry representatives with an interest in reshaping agriculture to better address food security, the nutritional needs of a growing population, and the environment.
The 2019 conference scholars from NT are listed below. You can read about their experiences here.