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 fund world leading scientists and researchers 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.


 

There are currently no calls open for veski sustainable agriculture fellowships 

 


 

2017 veski sustainable agriculture innovation update

Read the media release from the Minister for Agriculture, Hon. Jaala Pulford  MLC regarding the official launch at the veski sustainable agriculture innovation update.


 

veski sustainable agriculture fellows

The inaugural 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

In 2017 two further veski sustainable agriculture fellows were announced at an event on 11 December 2017 by the Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business & Innovation, Frank McGuire MP;

  • Dr Kristy DiGiacomo who is focusing on solving two key challenges facing the environment; pollution caused by the breakdown of food waste and the pollution caused by growing traditional crops to feed livestock
  • Dr Terry Griffin, Cropping Systems Economist at Kansas State University, who is working with Birchip Cropping Group on 'Connectivity, Capability and Trust: Breaking down barriers for farming to create value from data sets'.

Read about the announcement of the 2017 veski sustainable agriculture fellows.

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