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Seeds Of Life
Seeds of Life (SoL) is a program within the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) in East Timor (Timor Leste). The third phase of Seeds of Life (SoL III), 2011-2016, aims to improve food security in East Timor through increased productivity of food crops. The Governments of East Timor and Australia collaboratively fund the program. Australian funding is provided through the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and is managed by ACIAR. The Centre for Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture (CLIMA) within The University of Western Australia (UWA) coordinates the Australian funded activities. SoL III will commence in February 2011 with a team consisting of more than 60 professional Timorese staff plus 9 international advisors.
Yara International ASA is the world’s leading chemical company that converts energy, natural minerals and nitrogen from the air into essential products for farmers and industrial customers. As the number one global supplier of mineral fertilizers, Yara help provide food and biomass which can be used for renewable energy for a growing world population.Yara’s industrial product portfolio includes environmental protection agents that prevent air pollution. Yara’s global workforce with about 7,600 employees represents the great diversity and knowledge that enables us to remain a leading performer in the industry. Yara are headquartered in Oslo with operations in more than 50 countries.
Yara Asia is seeking a recent agricultural graduate to fill the position of Regional Agronomist, based in Singapore.
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Australian Farm Institute Round Table Conference
The Australian Farm Institute's Agriculture Roundtable Conference is being held on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 November 2010. This annual events brings together leaders in Australian agriculture, providing the opportunity to debate the strategic issues shaping the sector.
Registrations are now open. To book your seat online, please proceed to the Australian Farm Institute website www.farminstitute.org.au
Each year, conference sessions are structured around a number of themes, and this year there will be a ‘Great Debate’ on the topic of water policy development in Australia. The statement for debate is ‘That there is too much focus on the environment in water planning decisions’.
This debate will be chaired by Fran Kelly, presenter of the ABC Radio National Breakfast program.
Starting 6.30 pm on Wednesday 10 November for the Conference Gala Dinner, the event will be held at the Amora Hotel Jamison, 11 Jamison Street Sydney. Thursday 11 November a Conference Breakfast will be held, starting 7.30 am with the Conference continuing until 5.00 pm.
Full Registration at the Agriculture Roundtable Conference 2010 is $1045 (including GST) and as part of this registration, delegates will receive a 12-month subscription to the Australian Farm Institute’s Farm Policy Journal (valued at $165 including GST).