“Celebrating Agriculture for Development – Outcomes, Impacts and the Way Ahead”

The Crawford Fund’s annual conference has a history of almost 30 years of engaging decision-makers, agricultural researchers, scientists, development workers, farmers, environmentalists, politicians, policymakers, representatives of the private sector and NGOs.

Founded in 1987, the Crawford Fund is celebrating 35 years of outcomes and impacts of agriculture for development and ACIAR’s 40th anniversary in 2022. These milestones provide an opportunity for all those who are a part of Australia’s rich history in agriculture for development to get together and celebrate but also to reflect and to consider the future. The event will be hybrid with a large online audience, and will also attract national media attention as Australia’s most significant international food security conference.

With a focus on the benefits, impact and future challenges in the quest for improving food and nutrition security, “Celebrating Agriculture for Development – Outcomes, Impacts and the Way Ahead,” will be held in the Great Hall, Parliament House Canberra.

Program Outline:

Monday, 15 August 2022 – Sir John Crawford Memorial Address and Networking Dinner
Time: 06:00- 09:00 PM (Canberra time)

Presenter: Dr Audrey Aumua, CEO, Fred Hollows Foundation and Member, ACIAR Policy Advisory Council Food and Nutrition Security in the Pacific and the Road Ahead for Small Islands and Developing States

Tuesday, 16 August 2022 – Parliamentary Conference
Time: 09:00 AM- 04:55 PM (Canberra time)
Click here for the Conference Program
Click here for list of Speakers & Chairs

The Crawford Fund founder, Emeritus Professor Derek Tribe, described Australia’s contribution to this research and training as “Doing Well by Doing Good.” The aim of the 2022 conference is not only to look at the mutual benefit and impacts of Australian investment on global food security and poverty alleviation in the last three and-a-half decades, but also to consider the effects of emerging threats including climate change and changing geo-political conditions on agricultural production, food chains and the environment.

The conference audience will include views from science, agriculture, politics, business and civil society to help focus our attention on the way forward.

We look forward to seeing you at our 2022 conference and hope that the focus on these significant issues improves understanding and appreciation of future directions to ensure food and nutrition security in an increasingly interconnected world.

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