About RAID

Researchers in Agriculture for International Development (RAID) is an Australia-based network, bringing together early to mid-career researchers with an interest in agriculture and international development. RAID was founded by a group of young Australian researchers, who saw an opportunity to establish a network through which they could connect with their peers and share knowledge, experiences and opportunities working internationally. The group believed that by such raising awareness about career pathways into international agricultural research, more young Australians would engage in agriculture. The group also wanted to support career development of early to mid-career researchers through targeted capacity building initiatives. RAID was established in December 2013, with the support of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), and is hosted by the Crawford Fund.

Mission

To connect, engage and support early to mid-career researchers with an interest in agriculture and international development.

Vision

RAID is active network of early to mid-career researchers with an interest in agriculture and international development, through which knowledge and opportunities are shared, research capacity is built, and the value of agricultural research is communicated.

Objectives

  1. Raise public awareness about the importance of agricultural research for international development.
  2. Increase engagement of young Australians in agriculture.
  3. Facilitate knowledge sharing among researchers.
  4. Build capacity of early to mid-career researchers.