|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.
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 Northern Territory State Committee is offering the opportunity for tertiary students in NT 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 email@example.com. Download an application form and apply by Thursday, 29 March 2018.
Thanks to the Crawford Fund in Northern Territory, Charles Darwin University and Australian National University PhD researcher student, Kim Hunnam participated in the September 2017 WorldFish Resilient Small-Scale Fisheries Symposium in Penang, Malaysia, and Maddison Clonan, from Charles Darwin University, visited Fiji to further her study on improving mango quality.
NT Committee Members
Academic Writing in the Mountains of West Timor
Livelihoods & Resources
Training in Mango Research
Strengthening biosecurity in Timor Leste and the region
NT 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 NT Committee to attend the Crawford Fund’s 2017 Annual Conference are Maddison Clonan of the Charles Sturt University and Kimberley Hunnam of the Charles Darwin University. Read their reflections from the 2017 conference here.