There was a good turnout to last week’s RAID event, organised by PhD Candidate Elya Richardson and Animal Science lecturer John Otto. Rowan Smith (TIA pasture researcher and Tasmanian Coordinator of RAID) presented on his experiences in Vietnam as a coordinator of an ACIAR project, and Neville Mendham (local coordinator of The Crawford Fund) talked about his early career as a researcher of oil palm trees in Papua New Guinea. Students Claire Cunningham, Sally Stone Schack, Kristy Stevenson and Oliver Gales gave talks on their RAID trips to Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
Figure 1: Rowan Smith, the Tasmanian RAID representative opened the event, sharing his experiences of his work with ACIAR in beef cattle production in Vietnam.
Figure 2: Neville Mendham the Tasmania Crawford Fund Coordinator, sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience in agriculture and international development