The Forum brought together a selection of notable high-level Africans, Australians and internationals from government, research and development, and private enterprise to:
- launch the AIFSC strategy and acknowledge the range of national and international partnerships
- enable discussion to inform the AIFSC strategy outcomes for improving food security across Africa
- showcase Australia's expertise in research for development and policy development for improved global food security
- showcase Australia's quality agriculture through a short social program.
The Hon Bob Carr, Minister for Foreign
Affairs, announcing the new fund
at the opening of the forum.
Photo M Gyles ACIAR
- networking with key African and international decision makers
- fostering new connections with Australian researchers and the AIFSC
- contributing ideas that will be streamed/recorded for wider distribution
- improving your personal knowledge on key issues and players involved in food security
- connecting with a large number of international representatives at one event, away from everyday distractions and time zone issues
- being part of conference legacies to be generated by distribution of conference records to multiple organisations
- side meetings for one-on-one business with a special focus
- witnessing firsthand some of Australia’s finest agricultural research capabilities
- enjoying the dramatic beauty of Sydney and its surrounds, including a showcase of Australian agriculture.