Tim Fischer’s Contribution and the Ongoing Challenges
4 August 2023
Securing the world’s crop diversity is a global concern and a prerequisite for future food and nutrition security. Both crop diversity conservation and food and nutrition security were a passion (amongst many others) of The Hon Tim Fischer AC, a senior Australian politician who rose to the position of Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and then brought his focus to these global issues.
Tim was the chair of the Crawford Fund ;from 2001 – 2006 and then a foundation patron of the Fund from 2016, and served as Vice-Chair of the Crop Trust Executive Board from 2013-17 and subsequently Chair until 2019. Tim passed away in August 2019.
The Crop Trust and Crawford Fund are hosting a webinar to honour Tim and his passionate advocacy for food security and biodiversity conservation. It will also provide an opportunity to learn more about related work underway in Australia and abroad and identify the ongoing challenges ahead.