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Tackling the decline in the agriculture workforce

Curtin University has joined a national science network helping to address the growing demand for skilled professionals in Australia’s primary industries. The Curtin Primary Industry Centre for Science Education (PICSE) Activity Centre, based at Curtin’s Department of Environment and Agriculture, will build networks between the University and Western Australian high schools, promoting awareness of work Read More

Curtin student wins industry-run Crops Competition

A Curtin University student has won the top prize in the 2012 Australian Universities Crops Competition, taking her agricultural knowledge out of the lecture theatre and applying it in the paddock. Third year agribusiness student Helen Duncan of Ravensthorpe was awarded the most successful individual student prize, while third year agribusiness student Andrew Reynolds of Read More

Curtin’s International Institute of Agri-Food Security officially launched

WA Minister for Agriculture and Food, Forestry and Housing Hon Terry Redman officially launched Curtin University’s International Institute of Agri-Food Security (IIAFS) on Monday 10 September. The future-focused Institute will invest in research to ensure a secure food outlook in the face of climate change, global economic and biosecurity challenges. Professor Janet Bornman, Chair of Read More