veski sustainable agriculture fellowships

Since 2004, veski has been attracting and bringing outstanding global talent to Australia to develop solutions to address modern challenges facing health and medicine, the environment, technology and society more broadly. The veski sustainable agriculture fellowships draw on this experience to bring world leading scientists and researchers to Australia to work in collaboration with farmers, industry and government.

 

The long-term sustainability of Australia’s agricultural sector and regional communities rely on innovation and strong collaboration between industry, government, philanthropic groups and the community. Innovation and collaboration can transform our local economies, grow local industries and provide jobs for thousands of people.

 

The fellowships support industry partners, research organisations and industry collaborators seeking to stimulate and further develop Australia’s food and agricultural industries with innovative solutions.

 

On Monday, 13 February 2017 the call for the 2nd round of veski sustainable agriculture fellowships was announced at the veski sustainable agriculture innovation update

 

veski is now calling for expressions of interest from a range of agricultural industries.  Please click here for more information on how to apply.


The inaugral veski sustainable agriculture fellows funded in 2015 with the support of a one-off generous philanthropic gift from the John T Reid Charitable Trusts are;

  • Victorian Dr Pangzhen Zhang from The University of Melbourne who is developing a ‘pepper’ map to define the distinctiveness of Victorian wine; 
  • Università di Bologna’s Professor Luca Corelli Grappadelli who will be paired with the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources (DEDJTR) and industry collaborators to determine the viability of pear varieties for Asian markets.

Read about the announcement of the two inaugural fellowships

Read the profiles of the projects

 

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