Thursday, 18 April 2013

Eyes wide open: Australian vet student experiences the challenges of keeping healthy livestock in Laos

Early this year, Emma Roffey, a vet science student from University of Sydney had a rewarding and eye-opening experience in northern Laos, investigating an active disease outbreak in cattle and water buffalo. She visited 5 villages as part of Australian–Lao collaborative research aiming to reduce poverty through improved livestock health, production and marketing.
Emma vaccinating buffalo in Laos
(Image courtesy of DLF Staff)



Monday, 15 April 2013

20 for CIFOR

In 1993 Jurassic Park was only in 2D, jeggings were simply called “leggings”, and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) was established. It’s now 20 years later; dinosaurs come in multiple dimensions; and fashion trends remain questionable. Since its inception, CIFOR has made a significant impact and contribution to the global forestry research agenda.

CIFOR headquarters in Bogor, Indonesia
CIFOR was established as a type of ‘centre without walls’, allowing many countries and research teams to collaborate together on concerns about the massive destruction of tropical forests.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Forestry research leader visits Australia



Gorothy Gibson,
Landscape and Biodiversity officer,
examines a teak plantation in PNG
(photo by Paul Jones)
ACIAR representatives are greeting the Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Dr Peter Holmgren, as he arrives in Australia’s capital this Sunday evening.


Dr Holmgren is in Canberra to open the Institute of Foresters of Australia’s national conference and is using the visit as an opportunity to meet colleagues in research and development agencies, policy makers and industry representatives.