Resources and Downloads

For the “Doing Well by Doing Good” campaign, we have a set of resources for your information and use. We hope you will join us in our efforts to bring attention to the benefits of agricultural research for development and the strong case for greater funding.

The resources will help us (and you) make the case that despite the proof positive from benefit-cost analyses finding a ratio of 10:1 on investment and the less quantifiable social, environmental and diplomatic benefits in-country and to Australia of investing in international agricultural research for development (Ag4Dev), the proportion of Australia’s development-assistance budget it receives is only around 2.5 per cent. We firmly believe it is in Australia’s interests to increase the proportion of its development-assistance budget invested in Ag4Dev.

Here are our resources and downloads on #WhyAg4Dev.

Full Reports

Agricultural R&D 2010-2020: Doing Well by Doing Good Report
Produced by John Mullen, Julien de Meyer, Caroline Lemerle, Garry Griffith and Bill Malcolm, 2022

The Benefits to Australia and to the Global Community from Investing in International Agricultural Research and Development
Produced by Alluvium International (Dr Neil Byron, Dr Jan Edwards, Mette Kirk and Steve Charlton-Henderson), 2022

Summary of Reports

Doing Well by Doing Good

Doing Well by Doing Good Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet 1: Australia’s investment in international agricultural research and development pays its way

Fact Sheet 2: Australian farmers also benefit from aid-funded international agricultural R&D

Fact Sheet 3: Building sustainability and resilience through international R&D

Fact Sheet 4: Dispelling myths about international agricultural research and development

Doing Well by Doing Good – Testimonial Videos


We are pleased to have so many eminent people who support our view that it is in Australia’s interests to support an increase in the proportion of its development-assistance budget invested in international Ag4Dev including:

Alison Bentley, Director, CIMMYT’s Global Wheat Program

Alyssa Jade McDonald-Baertl, CGIAR System Board Member

Claudia Sadoff, CGIAR Executive Managing Director

Colin Chartres, Chief Executive Officer, The Crawford Fund

Holger Meinke, Chair, Independent Science for Development Council, CGIAR

Jean Balié, Regional Director, South East Asia and Pacific, CGIAR, and Director General of the International Rice Research Institute

John Anderson, Chair, The Crawford Fund

Lindiwe Sibanda, CGIAR System Board Member

Marco Ferroni, CGIAR System Board Chair

Members of the NextGen in Ag4Dev

Tim Reeves, Director, The Crawford Fund

Tony Gregson, Farmer and Director, The Crawford Fund

Social Media Kit

Please join us to amplify our message that it is in Australia’s interests to support an increase in the proportion of its development-assistance budget invested in international Ag4Dev.

Access the #WhyAg4Dev social media toolkit.