Crawford Fund in SA

The South Australian Program was established in July 2000 with generous support from the South Australian Government. It places considerable emphasis on soil and plant research because of the strengths in these areas on the Waite and Roseworthy Campuses which house the Faculty of Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences of the University of Adelaide, the CSIRO Land & Water and the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).

South Australian research expertise is also strong in animal genetics and nutrition and aquaculture, and these are well suited for participation in Crawford Fund activities. South Australian researchers participating in The Crawford Fund to train agricultural scientists from developing countries through individual scientist visits, workshops and training classes (held both in South Australia and overseas) will benefit from the increased opportunities for developing scientific and economic links with many countries in our region.

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 South Australia State Committee is offering the opportunity for tertiary students in SA 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 Download an application form and apply by Thursday, 29 March 2018.

SA Committee Members


  • Coordinator, Mr Roger Wickes PSM FAIAST
    Consultant, SA
    P: 08 8535 4399
    M: 0417 086 584
  • Professor David Coventry
    Prof. of Agronomy, The University of Adelaide
  • Ms Dianne Davidson AM
  • Ms Jane Greenslade
    Farmer, SA
  • Dr Allan Mayfield
    Agricultural Consultant
  • Dr Ann McNeill
    Adjunct Ass. Prof., School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, The University of Adelaide
  • Dr Kathy Ophel-Keller
    Research Chief, SA Research & Development Institute
  • Dr Albert Rovira AO FTSE
    Former Coordinator
  • Mr Glen Weir
    Former Director, Innovation Development Primary Industries & Resources
  • Mr Bengy Paulo
    Director Major Programs, Rural Solutions SA, Primary Industries and Regions
  • Mr Rohan Yargop
    RAID representative, Research and Teaching Associate, Centre for Global Food and Resources
International Agricultural Research
The Fund’s South Australian committee supports South Australian institutions and scientists to deliver training that benefits those involved in both developing countries and Australia. See the link below to read more.

South Australian Committee in the News
h-SA science writing


SA Crawford Fund Scholars: Annual Conference 2017

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.

2016 SA State Committee sponsored scholars

The scholars supported by the SA Committee to attend the Crawford Fund’s 2017 Annual Conference are Chandnee Ramkisson and Yanchen Zhang of The University of Adelaide. Read their reflections from the 2017 conference here.