Wendy Parsons parsnips at cyberone.com.au
Sat Jul 12 02:44:20 UTC 2008

The 2008 Crawford Fund annual development conference titled 
"Agriculture in a Changing Climate: the New International Research 
Frontier" will be held on Wednesday, 3 September, at the Theatrette, 
Parliament House, Canberra.

Its focus is the impact of agriculture on climate change, the potential 
impact of climate change on the distribution and productivity of 
agriculture, fisheries and forestry in our region and in Australia, and 
the need for international research to mitigate these effects.

The event will be opened by The Hon Tony Burke, Minister for 
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

Keynote speakers are:

−	Ms Kathy Sierra, Chair, Consultative Group on International 
Agricultural Research
  and Vice President for Sustainable Development at the World Bank who 
will address
“Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture and the Research Road Ahead”

−	Professor Ross Garnaut of the Garnaut Climate Change Review and Chair 
of the
International Food Policy Research Institute addressing “Climate Change 
and the Agricultural Mutation”.

Other outstanding international and national specialists who will 
consider the key issues across agriculture, scenarios for a range of 
key industries, and what international agricultural research has to 
offer include:

•	Dr Cary Fowler from the Global Crop Diversity Trust;
•	Dr Trevor Nicholls, Chief Executive at CAB International;
•	Ms Frances Seymour, Director General, Centre for International 
Forestry Research;
•	Dr Segenet Kelemu, Research Director, Biosciences Eastern and Central 
•	Dr Mark Howden, Theme Leader, Climate Adaptation Flagship and
•	Mr Peter Core, Director, Australian Centre for International 
Agricultural Research.

Registration is essential as seats are limited. Free online 
registration and further information is now available at 
www.crawfordfund.org or contact 03 93478328

The Crawford Fund wishes to thank its supporters and sponsors for the 
event including:
AusAID – the Australian Agency for International Development; 
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research; Australian 
Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; CAB 
International; Centre for International Forestry Research; CIMMYT; 
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research; CSIRO 
Climate Adaptation Flagship; Grains Research and Development 
Corporation; Industrial Research Limited; Rural Industries Research and 
Development Corporation; The World Bank

The ATSE Crawford Fund's mission is to increase Australians' engagement 
in international agricultural research, development and education for 
the benefit of developing countries and Australia

Wendy Parsons
10 Bromell Circuit
Wanniassa  ACT 2903

02 62316342
0419 208 194
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