In April 2015 a Symposium and Workshop were held in Delhi, India. The symposium and workshop demonstrated the benefits from collaboration, considered the issues, and in the workshop, commenced development of processes to overcome barriers as a step to establishing a virtual hub to advance mutual understanding and cooperation for rural development.
In doing so, the Symposium harnessed the knowledge and skills of participants from India and Australia who are leaders in their fields and are influential in research and its application in both the field and policy. It built new, and expanded current relationships between Australian and Indian researchers, practitioners, educators and farmers.
The symposium focused on the opportunities and benefits from collaboration across distances. In particular, it provided examples from current collaborative projects and activities to illustrate the exciting opportunities, and explore approaches to enhance those opportunities.
Key written papers from the Symposium are provided on this site.
The symposium papers have been organised into the following three themes:
The symposium and workshop were supported by the Commonwealth of Australia through the Australia-India Council (AIC) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through the project "Advancing Mutual Understanding and Cooperation for Rural Development".
To view papers presented at the Symposium, please click on the links below.
|1||Creating space for smallholder farmer innovation: reflections from Australian researchers [PDF]||Bill Bellotti|
|2||Learning, research and collaboration: challenges and opportunities [PDF]||Gavin Ramsay|
|3||The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research experience in international research partnerships [PDF]||Evan Christen|
|4||Value and challenges of embedding hydrogeology research in agriculture, livelihoods and NRM programmes on East India Plateau (EIP) [PDF]||Siddarth Patil|
|5||Farmers voices [View Presentation on Graham Centre YouTube Channel]||Ashok Kumar|
|1||Building a case for the co-production and re-integration of practice and theory: PRADANs Development Apprenticeship Programme [PDF]||Nivedita Narain|
|2||Practice in the field: dialogues, dilemmas and discourses [PDF]||Rukmini Sen|
|3||Action research: writing on righting wrongs? [PDF]||Anup Dhar|
|4||Transforming the political – politising transformation: beyond developmentalism[PDF]||Bhavya Chitransh|
|5||The diary and the field: methodological reflections on transformative praxis or the lesson from anthropology[PDF]||Wrick Mitra|
|6||The role of faculty vis-a-vis the field in development practice [View Presentation on Graham Centre YouTube Channel]||Anil Persaud|
|1||Development, inequality and climate change [PDF]||Colin Butler|
|2||Promoting food, nutrition and livelihood security for the rural poor through a process of dialogue and action reflection [PDF]||Ardhendu Chatterjee|