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. A brochure summarising our activities is available here.
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 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 SA, applications are invited from honours and postgraduate students interested in gaining international agricultural research experience in developing countries. Reports from previous awardees are linked on this page.
The winners of our 2019 Student Award Recipients have been announced, congratulations to the 22 successful students from around Australia will soon experience international agricultural research and development first hand.
Congratulations to our 2019 International Student Award Recipients!
Manithaythip Thephavanh, University of Adelaide
Location: Lao PDR
Research: Engaging youth in agricultural entrepreneurship in Laos
Project ID: ASEM/2014/052 (ACIAR) – Smallholder farmer decision-making and technology adoption in southern Lao PDR
Institute: Lao Ministry of Agriculture National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute
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.
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 SA Committee to attend the Crawford Fund’s 2018 Annual Conference were Bonnie Armour, Emma de Courcy-Ireland, Willa Matchett, Rida Akzar and Alex Howard. Their reflections from the 2018 conference will be available here soon.