Tess Marslen


Crisis in Yemen: food, water and the ‘slow motion coup’

Ongoing political instability and conflict undermine food security in Yemen by damaging economic infrastructure, causing internal displacement and contributing to food price inflation. Summary Yemen is critically food, water and energy insecure. Political turmoil and resource constraints mean that the situation is likely to worsen...

Policy briefing paper: Australian food systems

This paper identifies and discusses key areas affecting Australia's long-term food security and a sustainable food system. Introduction Australia’s long-term food security and the sustainability of its agricultural sector require commitment and prioritisation from all levels of government and private industry. Key considerations affecting us...

Empowering women in agriculture: Australia and beyond

This report argues that Australia is lagging behind the rest of the developed world in empowering rural women. Summary Globally, women are not sufficiently recognised for their contributions to farming. Women play a key role in the global rural workforce, comprising nearly halfof all agricultural...

Nepal, hydropower and geopolitics: balancing interests in the Tibetan Plateau

Nepal, endowed with perennial rivers and mountainous topography, has enormous scope to generate hydroelectricity, but only one per cent of that potential has been realised. Summary The Himalayan river basins in the Tibetan Plateau Region provide a key source of water to the populations of...

Australian aid: investing in agricultural research and development

It is imperative that Australia remains at the cutting edge of agricultural research, this report argues, so as to maintain regional leverage and to safeguard domestic food security. Summary The global agricultural research and development market provides opportunities for Australia to assist developing nations whilst...