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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 00:00

Good turnout at last week's RAID event at UTAS

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There was a good turnout to last week’s RAID event, organised by PhD Candidate Elya Richardson and Animal Science lecturer John Otto. Rowan Smith (TIA pasture researcher and Tasmanian Coordinator of RAID) presented on his experiences in Vietnam as a coordinator of an ACIAR project, and Neville Mendham (local coordinator of The Crawford Fund) talked about his early career as a researcher of oil palm trees in Papua New Guinea.  Students Claire Cunningham, Sally Stone Schack, Kristy Stevenson and Oliver Gales gave talks on their RAID trips to Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Figure 1: Rowan Smith, the Tasmanian RAID representative opened the event, sharing his experiences of his work with…
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 00:00

Crawford-RAID Sundowner attracts the crowds

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By Dr Myrtille Lacoste – WA RAID Representative On 24 August, The Crawford Fund and the RAID network co-hosted a Sundowner at the UWA Faculty of Science. The initiative gathered over 50 participants for a series of presentations and a networking session to engage students and researchers on the theme of international agricultural development. Organisers and speakers: Dr John Duncan, Ms Danielle Gale, Mr Sean Cowman, Adj/Prof. James Ridsdill-Smith, Prof. Willie Erskine, Dr Myrtille Lacoste The Sundowner, introduced by Prof. Willie Erskine, was the occasion to showcase current activities and opportunities in Western Australia on varied aspects and connections between Australia and…
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 00:00

RAID Newsletter June 2017

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Have you been to any of RAID’s events? What do YOU think RAID should be doing? Are we perfect and don’t need to change? Or do you think there are things we could be doing better?   RAID is currently seeking feedback from its members and stakeholders to better understand if its current activities are meeting expectations for networking and capacity building, and if there are areas to further improve how and what RAID delivers. Feedback is sought from:- Early to mid-career researchers (EMCRs)- People responsible for (either directly or indirectly) employing, supervising or mentoring EMCRs If you don’t fit into…
Thursday, 27 October 2016 00:00

RAID's MAD Apps Workshop

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RAID is calling for applications to its Annual Capacity Builing Event on Mobile Acquired Data (MAD) Apps   Theme: Digital data collection apps for international agricultural research Places available: 20 (competitive application process) Length: Two Days (split over three days) Date: Wednesday to Friday, 15-17 February 2017 (commences/concludes at lunch) Venue: Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne                                                              Aim: To build the awareness and capacity of RAID members in the use of digital data collections apps and their use in international agricultural research. Objectives: To develop a theoretical understanding of the use of digital data collections apps and their use in…
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