RAID and the Crawford Fund Join Forces
Researchers in Agriculture for International Development and the Crawford Fund recently formed a new partnership which will see the two organisations work even more closely together, to connect, engage and support early to mid-career researchers with an interest in agriculture and international development.
RAID president, Jack Koci, is very excited by the new partnership. “The Crawford Fund has been working to raise awareness about the benefits of agricultural research for international development for many years now, and have actively supported the engagement of many young Australians in this space. They have been strong supporters of the RAID network since our establishment in late 2013, so it’s great that we now have the opportunity to work even more closely together to achieve our common objectives”.
The Crawford Fund’s Director of Public Affairs and Communication, Cathy Reade said, “the Fund has enjoyed a natural fit with RAID to encourage young Australians in their study, careers and volunteering around agricultural research for development (AG4D). This year’s annual conference is coming up – “Waste Not, Want Not: The Circular Economy to Food Security” on 29-30.8. The topic on food loss and waste is really resonating with young people. We plan to again profile RAID to this year’s group of Conference Scholars and have a number of RAID members as mentors to the other young Australians passionate about AG4D who are attending our annual conference. We hope to swell RAID’s ranks with our new scholars and other young researchers attending!”
Under the new arrangement, RAID will function as an independent Committee of the Crawford Fund, and play a key role in the Crawford Fund’s ongoing engagement with early to mid-career researchers.
The new partnership took effect on 1 June 2016.
For more information, contact:
President, Researchers in Agriculture for International Development
Director, Public Affairs and Communication, the Crawford Fund
RAID is an Australian-based not-for-profit organisation, bringing together early to mid-career researchers with an interest in agriculture and international development.
The Crawford Fund is a charity that has worked for over 25 years to raise awareness of food security issues and involve Australian experts to train developing country agricultural