|Emma vaccinating buffalo in Laos|
(Image courtesy of DLF Staff)
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.
Monday, 15 April 2013
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 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.
|CIFOR headquarters in Bogor, Indonesia|
Friday, 5 April 2013
|Gorothy Gibson, |
Landscape and Biodiversity officer,
examines a teak plantation in PNG
(photo by Paul Jones)
ACIAR’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Nick Austin, and Forestry Program Manager, Mr Tony Bartlett, will be accompanying the delegation.
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.