Research for Development
I have worked on multiple research projects and understand the importance of communicating the findings and impact stories to strengthen the research itself.
Stopping Panama Disease—the fight to save Australia’s bananas
In 2017 I produced a multimedia series for the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) about their ground breaking research to save Australia’s banana industry from Panama Disease.
Australia’s banana industry is worth $AUD 600million annually, it’s doubled in the last 30 years and become critically important to Queensland’s economy, employing over 10,000 people in rural areas.
The cost of losing this fight could mean the end of one of our most successful rural industries—bananas.
Transformative Agriculture and Enterprise Development Program
The Transformative Agriculture and Enterprise Development Program (TADEP) is a multidisciplinary research program that aims to improve the livelihoods of rural men and women in Papua New Guinea, the program is co-funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Australian Centre for Agricultural Research (ACIAR). In 2018 I worked with TADEP and visited their five projects in Papua New Guinea.
High Value Beef Project
The High Value Beef Project (High VBP) is an agricultural research for development project led by University of New England from Australia in partnership with Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Agricultural Research Council and National Agricultural and Marketing Council in South Africa.
The project aims to answer the question: ‘Can high-value free-range beef products be developed from cattle from emerging and communal farmer herds to cost-effectively meet the preferences of South African beef consumers?’