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‘Seeds of Change’ Annual Scientific Conference 2019

In 2019, the Annual Scientific Conference and Capacity Development Workshop took a different approach with the ‘Seeds of Change‘ Conference.

ACIAR, CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research and University of Canberra
ACIAR, CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research and University of Canberra are sponsoring this event

This conference, jointly funded by the Australia­­­n Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research and University of Canberra took place on April 2-4, 2019 in Canberra, Australia (with various side meetings before and after the conference).

This event was an interdisciplinary conference for researchers and practitioners in all fields of agriculture (including food/commodity/cash crops, subsistence/semi-subsistence sectors, supply chains, forestry, fisheries, and water management).

 

Conference themes

The following six themes featured in the Seeds of Change conference:

 
More information?

For more information about scholarships, invited speakers, program, organizing team, venue etc. go to: https://www.canberra.edu.au/research/faculty-research-centres/aisc/seeds-of-change

Conference outputs
Over the next few days, weeks and months, a host of information related to the conference will be made available, including presentations, pictures etc. 

You can also find some additional links, outputs, information on the ACIAR gender portal: https://co-lab.aciar.gov.au/seedsofchange/

SoC participants (photo credit: Sean Davey/ACIAR)
Seeds of Change participants (photo credit: Sean Davey/ACIAR)

News about ‘Seeds of Change’

Agnes Quisumbing (photo credit: IFPRI)

Seeds of Change harvest: Bring men in focus in gender research and programming – Agnes Quisumbing

During the Seeds of Change conference, we approached several personalities from the ‘Gender in Agriculture’ crowd to interview them on their work, on their insights about the conference and their outlook on the next frontiers of our field of research. Find an overview of all conference related outputs here. In this interview, we feature Dr. Agnes Quisumbing, senior research fellow…

Iliana Monterroso (photo credit: Savindi)

Seeds of Change harvest – Mapping the changing landscapes of gender: Markus Ihalainen & Iliana Monterroso (CIFOR)

During the Seeds of Change conference, we approached several personalities from the ‘Gender in Agriculture’ crowd to interview them on their work, on their insights about the conference and their outlook on the next frontiers of our field of research. Find an overview of all conference related outputs here. In this interview, we feature Markus Ihalainen and Iliana Monterroso from…

Andrew Campbell (photo credit: ACIAR)

Seeds of Change harvest – Confessions of a male gender champion: Andrew Campbell (CEO of ACIAR)

During the Seeds of Change conference, we approached several personalities from the ‘Gender in Agriculture’ crowd to interview them on their work, on their insights about the conference and their outlook on the next frontiers of our field of research. Find an overview of all conference related outputs here. In this interview, we feature Andrew Campbell, Chief Executive Officer of…

Rethinking agriculture session at Seeds of Change (photo credit: Rachel Ryan / WLE)

“It is no longer a question of why we are incorporating gender, but really a question of how” – WLE/IWMI at Seeds of Change

“What kinds of seeds are we sowing? What kind of change are we anticipating? And are the seeds we are sowing fit for the current climate?” These questions by Professor Katherine Gibson of Western Sydney University launched Seeds of Change, the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research’s Annual Scientific Conference, bringing together almost 300 researchers and practitioners from all fields of…

SoC participants (photo credit: Sean Davey)

Seeds of Change conference hailed as a success

The inaugural Seeds of Change Conference, held at the University of Canberra 2-4 April, has been hailed a success by the event’s organisers and participants. The event attracted more than 280 delegates from 45 countries and included a public lecture, two keynote addresses, three roundtables, six workshops, eight panels, 18 participant interviews, over 100 presentations and 33 speed-dating-style poster presentations.…

Seeds of Change interview Rhiannon Pyburn (photo credit: ACIAR)

Seeds of Change interview with Rhiannon Pyburn

Rhiannon Pyburn, coordinator of the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research and senior advisor at KIT Royal Tropical Institute was interviewed by Alex Sloan at the ‘Seeds of Change‘ conference. She touches upon the value of the conference, the purpose of CGIAR and the Collaborative Platform for Gender Research, the topic of ‘(harmful and other) masculinities‘ (covered in a dedicated…

‘Seeds of Change’ update – Day 3

The third and final day of the Seeds of Change conference (April 4) created space for funders’ perspectives. Indeed Jayne Curnow, Research Program manager at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) kicked off the day by challenging us to be prepared for the backlash against gender equality, and to reach out to our colleagues who don’t understand gender…

SoC participants (photo credit: Sean Davey)

‘Seeds of Change’ update – Day 2

Wednesday April 3rd was the first full-swing conference day, including a couple of important plenary sessions. The delegates attended with much interest and engagement. In the opening keynote, Prof. Katherine Gibson (Western Sydney University) told five stories that challenged everyone to consider our current ‘game-changing’ era of the ‘anthropocene‘ and to think carefully about the informal economy and the place…

Practice Workshops in full swing on day 1 (photo credit: R. Ryan / WLE)

‘Seeds of Change’ update – Day 1

On this first day of the conference, the nearly 300 participants were directly invited to attend one of the 6 ‘practice workshop’ sessions that were on the menu. In the presentation on practical matters of qualitative and quantitative aspects of pro-WEAI, engaging small group work brainstorming about sample pairs of questions that could be asked in different scenarios. In the…