Researchers in Agriculture for International Development (RAID) - Join Us
RAID is an Australian-based network of researchers involved in international agricultural research for development.
- Raises awareness about the value of ag R4D;
- Facilitates networking and knowledge among researchers;
- Builds capacity and capability of early career to mid-career researchers; and
- Promotes career pathways into ag R4D.
RAID has over 500 members around Australia and internationally. The network is hosted by the Crawford Fund and supported by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research for Development (ACIAR).
RAID at USC
USC has an excellent research reputation in fields related to agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, land management and social science.
We want to use RAID to bring this diverse group of researchers together to strengthen connections among researchers and research centres and create an active network to support interest and promote opportunities in agriculture and international development.
RAID @ USC News
$600,000 grant to support new USC project in FNQ
An innovative University of the Sunshine Coast project to simultaneously boost the Indigenous communities, forestry and mining industries, and environment of Cape York Peninsula has won a $600,000 Advance Queensland grant.
31 August 2017
USC leads bushfire risk trial in national research project
Researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland are leading one of three major trials across Australia aimed at reducing the risk of bushfire damage to our built and natural environments.
22 August 2017
Student outlines lobster findings at Spanish showcase
A University of the Sunshine Coast PhD student has told an international conference how her research identified a gene in the Eastern Spiny Lobster that could be the key to manipulating the sex of the commercially popular crustacean.
14 August 2017
USC a finalist in national sustainability awards
USC has been named one of 35 finalists in the 2017 Green Gown Awards Australasia for its ongoing efforts to make the 100-hectare Sippy Downs campus as sustainable as possible.
6 June 2017
ARC awards $900,000 fellowship to USC scientist
A University of the Sunshine Coast conservation scientist who is assessing the impact of lianas (woody vines) on forest health and value has been granted a $900,000 Future Fellowship from the Australian Research Council (ARC).
6 April 2017
USC researchers help reveal deadly starfish secrets
University of the Sunshine Coast research led by Associate Professor of Molecular Biology Scott Cummins has contributed to a breakthrough discovery that could protect the Great Barrier Reef from the coral-killing crown-of-thorns starfish.