Assoc. Prof. Robyn Alders receives the Crawford Fund Medal

Assoc Prof Alders and Mellissa Wood with poultry farmer
Friday, 29 August 2014

AIFSRC warmly congratulations Assoc. Prof Robyn Alders for receiving the 2014 Crawford Fund Medal, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to food security and childhood nutrition. Assoc. Prof Alders has worked with smallholder farmers for over 20 years, predominately focusing on tackling Newcastle disease in village poultry in Africa and Asia.  

Robyn has contributed to numerous ACIAR projects and is currently leading the AIFSRC project ‘Strengthening food and nutrition security through family poultry and crop integration in Tanzania and Zambia.’ The aim of this project is to reduce childhood undernutrition by analysing and testing opportunities to enhance the key role that women play in improving poultry and crop integration and efficiency to strengthen household nutrition. 

The Crawford fund honoured Assoc. Prof. Alders work by presenting her with the Crawford Fund Medal during the 2014 Annual Parliamentary Conference.

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