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Caspar W. Roxburgh

Caspar W. Roxburgh
Oikoi Pty Ltd

PhD (Agricultural Science); Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Hons)/International Development

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Introduction
I am passionate about improving the world we live in. My technical background is as a scientist and international development expert specialized in food security, with an initial research background in cropping systems and risk in smallholder farming systems. I have since used the scientific method to solve wider problems than just those affecting food security, but often with a connection to rural communities in developing countries. I've worked in projects covering social and demographic research, spices, value chains, quality and integrity management, supply chain systems, data for commodity trading. I've worked in systems in Africa, Southeast Asia and Australia. I speak English and French fluently, and have intermediate skills in Spanish and Portuguese. I am studying Indonesian.
Additional affiliations
October 2016 - October 2017
The University of Queensland
Position
  • Research Officer
April 2013 - April 2015
The University of Queensland
Position
  • Casual Academic
Description
  • Grading/marking assignments (literature reviews) from 3rd year course on land and soil management.
March 2012 - November 2012
La Trobe University
Position
  • Honours Student
Education
April 2013 - July 2016
The University of Queensland
Field of study
  • Agricultural science
February 2008 - October 2012
La Trobe University
Field of study
  • International Development
February 2008 - October 2012
La Trobe University
Field of study
  • Agricultural Science

Publications

Publications (11)
Book
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Increasing agricultural productivity, sustainability and resilience through technological innovation is a key mandate of ACIAR. Since 1982, ACIAR has organised and funded research to inform agricultural development programs that are applied to the wide range of cultures, resources, growing conditions, political climates, food and livelihood needs o...
Method
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A series of simple protocols for rapid soil analysis that have been adapted specifically for use by local extension officers in Eastern and Southern Africa. Includes protocols for: Site Characterisation, Soil texture, Soil Colour, Soil Bulk Density, Soil gravimetric water content, Soil pH, Electrical Conductivity, and Soil Mineral Nitrogen (Nitrate...
Article
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Research design is arguably the most important and genuinely powerful skill a scientist can have. It is here, where problems arising in the real world can be addressed. And yet instead of occupying the primary focus of our working lives, research design is too often left on autopilot. This opinion article discusses the factors driving a overlooking...
Article
It has been suggested that during the first half of the 21st century food production will need to increase by 50-70% using nearly the same amount of land, and under increasing pressures of climate change, to meet the demand of an increasingly crowded world. The challenge is significant, though there are also opportunities, particularly in sub-Sahar...
Technical Report
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The adoption of mobile acquired data (MAD) technologies can be a transformative undertaking for international agricultural research projects. However, the success of MAD adoption is highly dependent on project scope, activities, support, and (of course) management. To help understand what makes a project suitable for MAD, and how that it is success...
Conference Paper
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Sorghum production is a major cropping activity in Australia's northern grain region. The Darling Downs is one of the most important agricultural areas of this region. Between 2005 and 2015, average on-farm sorghum yields in the Eastern Darling Downs were 4.15 t ha-1 , but yields can be as high as 12 t ha-1. We conducted interviews with 12 highly-e...
Chapter
Climate variability affects the lives and livelihoods of farmers in many diverse ways, directly it affects farmers levels of food security, income and poverty; indirectly it affects farmers’ behaviours and decisions, as well as prices and markets. On the one hand climate variability it presents farmers with risks and challenges; however during the...
Article
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Food production research in rangelands depends heavily on the National Agricultural Research System for its research and development outcomes. Future outcomes are uncertain as funding sources are limited and much of the expertise is entering the retirement phase without a succession plan. Private research investment has contributed to some extent b...
Conference Paper
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Grasslands research depends heavily on the National Agricultural Research System for its R&D outcomes. Future outcomes are uncertain as funding sources have contracted and much of the expertise enters the retirement phase without a succession plan. Private funding has contributed to some extent but there remains a need for governments to continue t...

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