The number of people experiencing hunger in Timor Leste has reduced dramatically thanks to an enormously successful agricultural project led by The University of Western Australia.
Professor William Erskine from UWA’s Centre for Plant Genetics and Breeding and Institute of Agriculture led the Seeds of Life Project to address food security in Timor-Leste, a small country ranked the fourth lowest on the Global Hunger Index in 2015.
Increased connectivity, innovation and investment are needed to address agriculture and food security in the Indo-Pacific zone, according to a new report launched by the Perth USAsia Centre at the In the Zone 2016: Feeding the Zone forum in Jakarta today.
Fear and anxiety will compete alongside hope and success in the zone as the Indo-Pacific region reaches new thresholds of population growth and inequality, according to Former Indonesian President His Excellency Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
Has your Facebook feed been full of running man challenge videos in the past week?
What started with two basketballers from the University of Maryland has quickly spread around the world. UWA took part in the challenge with staff and students from around the campus getting involved, including star performers from UWA’s Recreation and Fitness Centre and Dance UWA.