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8 tips to get into ag research for international development

Published on July 7, 2015 by Career Harvest

Many students are interested in international aid, helping the world beyond the borders of Australia. At Career Harvest we like to encourage students to consider studying agriculture as a fantastic means of helping developing nations. How does this work? Here’s a blog at Researchers in Agriculture for International Development (RAID) with some tips on how to set your foot on this career path.

“I’M INTERESTED IN INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOR DEVELOPMENT, BUT HOW DO I GET MY FOOT IN THE DOOR?”

This was the question posed by many early to mid-career researchers at a recent RAID Networking Event in Adelaide and probably at every other RAID event we have held too! International agricultural research for development is undoubtedly an exciting career prospect. I mean, who doesn’t like the idea of sipping back a gin and tonic (or some version of chai) in the humidity of Asia and talking about farming???

Of course it’s not all about the gin, and really, working internationally gives you an opportunity to apply your skills as a research scientist in a totally different context. Read more at RAID here.

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