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Friday, 29 August 2014 10:00

International Work Experience

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Like many other RAIDers, my entry into R4D work came via a stint volunteering overseas. During my PhD I decided that international agriculture was an area I was interested in pursuing, and I asked around about job vacancies and employment opportunities. Consistently, people replied that they wanted new people to get involved, but they needed staff with experience in developing countries. A couple of months later I found myself volunteering as an agronomist in the Philippines through the AVID program, and at the end of a year overseas, I was able to line up a job managing a research project…
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 10:00

Welcome to RAID

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If you are reading this, you’ve probably just made the best decision of your life. You have taken the first step towards a more fruitful, fertile, efficient and nutritious career in agricultural research for international development. Should you choose to proceed, you will be part of a growing network of young, enthusiastic and motivated professionals seeking to improve livelihoods and food security in developing countries through agricultural research. If you can handle the puns, please read on to find out more about RAID.... RAID, or Researchers in Agriculture for International Development, was formed in late 2013, after a group of…
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