[ASC-media] Reshaping Agriculture for Better Nutrition

Cathy Reade creade at squirrel.com.au
Thu Aug 9 21:57:36 PDT 2018




Media are welcome to attend

10 August 2018 

Embargoed media releases will be available

Interviews can be prearranged 

Contact for interviews and more information: Cathy Reade, Director of
Outreach, Crawford Fund, 0413575934  <mailto:cathy.reade at crawfordfund.org>
cathy.reade at crawfordfund.org




The imperative to reshape agriculture to meet the competing nutritional
needs of the hungry and the obese, in poor and wealthy countries alike,
within the finite resources of our environment is the focus of 'Reshaping
Agriculture for Better Nutrition: The Agriculture, Food, Nutrition, Health
Nexus', to be held in Canberra on 13-14 August. 


The Hon Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs will address the Crawford
Fund's 2018 annual conference at 4pm on 14 August in the Theatrette,
Parliament House. Other speakers' bios and abstracts are all available
<https://www.crawfordfund.org/events/2018-conference/speakers/> here 


Frances Adamson, Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will
present this year's Sir John Crawford Memorial address on Monday, 13 August
at the conference dinner at the QT Hotel Ballroom. Ms Adamson Frances will
be addressing, 'Food, Climate Change and National Security." 


Speakers' bios and abstracts for our Tuesday, 14 August event in the
Theatrette, Parliament House from 9-4.30pm are all available
<https://www.crawfordfund.org/events/2018-conference/speakers/> here  and
the  <https://www.crawfordfund.org/events/2018-conference/2018-program/>
program includes: 

*	Dr Alessandro Demaio, CEO of the Eat Foundation, delivering the
morning keynote arguing that a revolution is needed to transform food
systems for food and nutrition security. 
*	Rebecca Boustead, Kellogg Asia Pacific, presenting the afternoon
private sector keynote on what the private sector offers in achieving
sustainable impact for nutrition.
*	Dr Jessica Fanzo, Co-chair of the Global Nutrition Report and
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University will address the
challenges and impacts of malnutrition.
*	Professor Glenn Denning from Columbia University and the Earth
Institute will discuss policies and practices for positive impacts on
*	Dr Marco Wopereis, Director General of the World Vegetable Center
will focus on the vital importance of tapping into the nutritional power of
*	Professor Andrew Campbell, CEO, Australian Centre for International
Agricultural Research will outline lessons from agricultural research for
nutrition and health.
*	Joanna Kane-Potaka, Executive Director of the Smart Food initiative
will argue we should get smart with 'Smart Food'.


Other speakers will present a set of innovative case studies covering work
of impact for nutrition security in PNG, Timor Leste, Africa and Bangladesh
with fisheries, livestock, traditional vegetables, gene technology for
biofortification, and behavioural change. 


Contact for further information and interviews:

Cathy Reade

Director of Outreach

The Crawford Fund

Mobile: 61 413 575 934  

Email:  <mailto:cathy.reade at crawfordfund.org> cathy.reade at crawfordfund.org

Skype: Cathy.Reade

Web:  <http://www.crawfordfund.org/> www.crawfordfund.org

Twitter: @CrawfordFund

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


Hope you can make it to our 2018 Annual Conference:

Reshaping Agriculture for Better Nutrition - 

The Agriculture, Food, Nutrition, Health Nexus

13-14 August 2018




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