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August
PFS Seminar by 4th year Faculty Students   View Summary
28 August 2014

Timor-Leste Food Security (presented by Eleanor Percival, Connie Mort, Olivia Agar)

Abstract

In July 2014, students and staff from the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, the Sydney Medical School, the Faculty of Education and Social Work and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Indonesian Studies) visited Timor-Leste with a focus on food security.The program was led by faculty members from Agriculture (Daniel Tan), Medicine (Lyndal Trevena), Arts (Elisabeth Kramer) and plus 12 University of Sydney students in-country. hey participated in a week-long interdisciplinary project in the mountainous sub-district of Maubisse, approximately 3.5 hours by car from Dili. The interdisciplinary week focused on food security. Students worked in three cross-faculty groups, rotating through placements supervised by the relevant academic in clinics, schools, farms and markets.In the evenings, they gathered to discuss what they had learned and how their different backgrounds had influenced the ways in which they had interpreted their experiences. In the second week, the agriculture students went on a work placement with Rob Williams from Seeds of Life (Ministry of Agriculture) to visit farmers and research stations all the way to Betano in the South Coast, and back to Dili via the rice growing areas of Maliano and the north coast.

 
September
IA Watson Grains Research Centre Field Day 2014   View Summary
10 September 2014

IA Watson Grains Research Centre Narrabri

Field Day 2014

Featuring presentations from agronomists, researchers and breeding companies on two major themes:

Crown rot and Water Use Efficiency / Heat Tolerance.

Hear about the agronomic issues, what is coming through from breeders to address these issues and the research that is underpinning genetic improvement.

Other research on display will include Faba Bean and Field Pea breeding, grain quality research and soil biology work.

Morning tea, lunch and closing drinks (provided by AGT) are included.

RSVP: 1 September 2014