Any agricultural science program has a broader impact when it involves women as major players," he says... Two of the female students Dr Ogbonnaya mentored at ICARDA went on to win the Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum Award, which recognises the importance of supporting women in agricultural science - particularly in wheat research... "The attraction of ICARDA was that it was an international centre, and it offered a way to do research that would contribute to both developed and developing countries facing these kinds of problems," Dr Ogbonnaya says...
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GRDC teams up with Australian Year of the Farmer The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and Australian Year of Farmer today announced an important new partnership... The GRDC is supporting Australian Year of the Farmer in its aim to educate and raise awareness of all aspects of farm production, reinforce the relationship between rural and urban communities and to help educate all Australians about the valuable role of farmers... By emphasising food security and the Australian farmer's contribution in feeding the world, Australian Year of the Farmer provides GRDC with opportunities to demonstrate the grain industry's leading role and value in developing and using new technology, improving yields and enhancing the quality of produce for local and international markets. "..