Wed 18 Apr 2018 @5:00pm - 7:30pm
Professor Timothy Reeves will deliver a presentation on 'The ”Grand Challenges” for Agriculture and Future Food and Nutritional Security’. In his talk, Professor Reeves will discuss finding the right balance between short-term productivity/profitability and longer-term social and environmental impacts and look not only at the challenges, but also at ways forward to address them, including sustainable intensification.
Tim Reeves has worked for 40 years in agricultural research, development and extension, focussed on sustainable agriculture in Australia and overseas. He was a pioneer of no-till research in NE Victoria. His professional career includes positions in the Department of Agriculture, Victoria; Foundation Professor of Sustainable Agricultural Production, Adelaide University (1992-95) and Director General of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) based in Mexico (1995-2002).
He has received several international and national honours. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering; an Honorary Professor in the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences; and in 2003 received the Centenary of Federation Medal. Tim participated in the Rural Stream of the Australia 2020 Summit at Parliament House. He is currently Director, and Principal of Timothy G. Reeves and Associates. Pty. Ltd., specializing in national and international consulting in agricultural research and development.
Venue: Urrbrae House, Waite Campus, The University of Adelaide, Urrbrae SA 5064
Additional Information & Registration:
Entry includes light refreshments and beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages, the guest speaker and networking opportunities and the AGM. Parking is available via the Fullarton Road entrance.
Registration is required to assist with catering via email to Alison Pitman SA Division. Please register asap and by 13 April at the latest. Apologies may be sent using the same email address.
Cost: AIA members and students $10, Non-members $20
AIA members and students $10, Non-members $20