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 motivated Australian researchers who saw an opportunity to establish a network through which they could better connect with their peers and share knowledge, experiences and opportunities working internationally. The group also believed that by raising awareness about career pathways into international agricultural research, more Australians would engage in agriculture. Finally, the group wanted to support the career development of early to mid-career researchers.

RAID is a program of the Crawford Fund Ltd and was established in December 2013 with the support of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). 

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. Connect researchers involved in international agricultural research for development by facilitating networking and knowledge sharing.   
  2. Engage more people in agriculture by raising public awareness about career pathways into, and the importance of, international agricultural research for development.
  3. Support career development of early to mid-career researchers through targeted capacity building initiatives.