Private sector, government, international and other funders were urged to work together to transform agriculture in the Indo-Pacific region, and more effort was needed to explore potential synergies between these sectors, according to a discussion on strategic investment by business and academic leaders at the In the Zone 2016: Feeding the Zone forum in Jakarta today.
Innovation lies at the core of Indo-Pacific agricultural production and food security. Innovative practices from battery operated plasma guns to break the cycle of mould growing on food, to three dimensional vertical farming hubs harnessing natural energy and minimising land use, were outlined at the In the Zone 2016: Feeding the zone forum in Jakarta today.
The Indo-Pacific region’s agricultural needs cannot be met by individual countries and will need international co-operation to find shared solutions for the zone’s shared problems, according to speakers at the In the Zone 2016: Feeding the Zone conference in Jakarta today.
His Excellency Professor Doctor Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, former President of the Republic of Indonesia, remains hopeful that relations between Australia and Indonesia will be able to withstand the strain of recent events.
The Hon Colin Barnett, Premier of Western Australia, said today that the state's ongoing economic and social relationships with key Asian countries would continue to strengthen, and Western Australia would "bounce back just as quickly as it has done every other time" from current issues such as iron ore pricing and supply.
Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, former president of the Republic of Indonesia, will soon be welcomed as a visiting Professor at The University of Western Australia and as a Senior Fellow with the Perth USAsia Centre, expanding opportunities for deeper regional understanding and cooperation.
Western Australia's premier forum on questions of regional significance, In the Zone, extends the zone narrative beyond Perth today with its first venture into Asia to commence this year's discussions on Capital Ideas for the 21st Century.
In the Zone is The University of Western Australia's premier forum on regional affairs. This ambitious conference series aims to engage stakeholders in Australia and in key Asian cities directly, to encourage networking and collaboration between decision makers across the zone and to share UWA's vision of Perth and Western Australia's place in this dynamic region.
The University of Western Australia Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson marked the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Arts building and the university's ongoing commitment to research collaboration and wider engagement in the region by awarding three ‘personal chairs' in Asian Studies to senior staff. The positions highlight the significance of Australia's relationship with Indonesia, Japan and Korea.
The Confucius Institute at The University of Western Australia (UWACI) has received global recognition for its success in teaching Chinese language and cross-cultural understanding in Western Australia.
Julie Weekes has been a lawyer and works part-time as a vet, but she's back at The University of Western Australia studying for a third career change - this time one that revolves around her first love, ancient languages.
There is a general level of optimism about relationships in the Indo-Pacific Asia zone over the next two decades, despite potential for inter-country competiveness, issues around resource access and changes in countries' military strength, the annual In The Zone conference has been told.
Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, has hosted the largest diplomatic delegation ever to visit Western Australia. The 80 ambassadors and Heads of Mission attended the In the Zone Conference at The University of Western Australia this morning as a key part of their three day visit to the State.
Heads of Mission and dignitaries from across our time zone, the Western Australian Premier, Australian Foreign Minister and other prominent national and international thought leaders will converge at the University Club of Western Australia on Thursday 1 May for In the Zone 2014.
Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh is one of several distinguished Western Australians whose contributions to the community has been recognised at The University of Western Australia during its autumn series of graduations for more than 3,800 students.