Researchers in Agriculture for International Development (RAID)
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.
Jack Koci, RAID President PhD Candidate
Sustainability Research Centre, USC
Madaline Healey, RAID Partnerships Director
Forest Industries Research Centre
Tropical Forests and People Research Centre, USC
RAID @ USC News
How pine tree residue could help power Queensland9 Mar
Bioenergy produced from harvest waste across South East Queensland’s pine plantations could significantly reduce net carbon emissions and nurture an emerging industry, according to research led by the University of the Sunshine Coast.
How many tree species live on our planet?1 Feb
A USC conservation scientist unafraid to go out on a limb – or crawl through thorny vines, or trek remote forests in storms – is among a group of global researchers who can now answer the question: How many tree species exist in the world?
Swimwear designer draws the line at fishing waste18 Jan
Animal Ecology graduate El Pierce, who expanded her passion for the marine environment to designing swimwear made from recycled fishing nets, is a finalist in a national competition for aspiring young female entrepreneurs.