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Laurie Bonney

Associate Professor in Value Chain Innovation

Room 305, Life Sciences Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 7460 (phone)

Lawrence.Bonney@utas.edu.au

Associate Professor Laurie Bonney views innovation and creativity in value chains as mysterious processes that are not responsive to purely rational economic management approaches. He is intrigued by how successful businesses combine social and technical business factors involving trust, co-operation, power and politics, to create value by implementing innovations across organisational boundaries. Laurie sees his ultimate challenge as using this understanding to help create innovative agrifood systems within regions and industries in Australia and Developing Countries.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis TitleUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDInsights into 'mysterious processes': incentivising co-innovation in agrifood value chains.University of TasmaniaAustralia2012
MSc(Strategic Foresight)CourseworkSwinburne University of TechnologyAustralia2005
MEdMan(Hons)Change takes no prisoners: lessons for transforming the VET sector from a decade of corporate and government changeUniversity of Western AustraliaAustralia2001
GradDipEdAdminA decade of change: government policy and community needs for Burnie College of TAFE (1979-1988)University of TasmaniaAustralia1989
GradDipAgricHerbicide control of weeds of crucifer crops in TasmaniaHawkesbury Agricultural CollegeAustralia1983
DipAgricSciCourseworkDookie Agricultural CollegeAustralia1970

Biography

In his previous career Laurie was the Managing Director of a successful strategy, foresight and value chain consultancy operating in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. He provided strategic advice on new ventures and international alliances to some of Australia’s largest financial and property development corporations as well as planning change management, new venture and merger advice to SMEs. His clients encompassed agriculture, agribusiness, biotechnology, private forestry, property development, funds management, health, vocational education and training, higher education, media, gas transmission, and water utilities.

Prior to that, he built a reputation as an accomplished strategic manager and chief executive in the field of vocational education and training, winning national and international recognition for his innovative solutions to educational challenges, particularly in regional Australia.  He has served on strategic government committees in Tasmania and WA and also been a lecturer in agriculture and education at the University of Tasmania.

Research Themes

The new locus of competition in a globalised world increasingly lies with whole chains rather than individual businesses. The competitiveness of any product or service is only as good as the value chain that creates and delivers the desired value to the consumer. The agrifood industry's core strategy is continuous innovation to create/adapt new products, processes, raw materials, markets or governance. The scale and intensity of this continuous innovation requires close collaboration between the chain partners and contributions by the community of tangible and intangible capitals to innovative capacity.

Laurie's systems research interests in Value Chain Innovation, Production and Marketing Clusters and Innovation Platforms align closely with the University's sustainable environmental, economic and social development goals of Theme 1: Environment, Resources and Sustainability and with Theme 2: Creativity, Culture and Society. His goal is to contribute to the construction of a more sustainable competitive advantage for Australia's agrifood chains, regions and industries through developing collaborative innovation and the place-based capacity of regions. He is particularly interested in the contributions that can be made by utilising social media, new technologies and 'big data' for this goal.

Laurie's leadership of the multi-disciplinary Global Value Chain Research Group focuses on developing a national leadership within the field, and international recognition for developing integrated research solutions for meeting the future challenges of global food supply through sustainable production and marketing systems.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Member, Association of Professional Futurists (APF)
  • Member, Institute of Project Management

Administrative expertise

  • Chief Executive Officer (Public Sector)
  • Company Director (three companies)
  • Board of Management (two companies)
  • Board Member, Public-Private Partnership
  • Board Member, Commonwealth Government Industry Training Advisory Board (six boards across two states)
  • Board Member, Ministerial Advisory Committees (seven committees)
  • Chair of agency advisory committees (two committees)
  • Deputy Director, Finance & Physical Resources (Vocational Education & Training)
  • Head of School (Vocational Education & Training)
  • Project Manager

Teaching

Value Chain Innovation, Value Change Management, Strategic Foresight and Planning, Knowledge Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Alignment, Change Management in Value Chains, Rural Marketing Systems Analysis and Development

Teaching expertise

Laurie currently teaches value chain innovation and value chain analysis at master’s level and also has sessional input to undergraduate units in this area.

As a consultant for ten years, Laurie has also specialised in Strategic Foresight, Strategic Planning, Organisational Management and Strategic Human Resource Management designing and conducting large corporate supply chain development programs over several years. He also conducted biennial strategic and regional planning for Skills Tasmania for a wide range of industries.

For large corporate clients, Laurie has also co-developed investment memoranda and business plans for Australia’s first, private-for-profit university. This was based on designing fast-track double undergraduate and double-master’s degrees jointly delivered by an Australian and a Top-100 USA University. This project eventually was implemented as the Swinburne University of Technology Global Leadership Program with Northeastern University in Boston. Laurie was also involved in planning the University of Southern Queensland (Springfield), City University Seattle dual degree program in Commerce and Accounting.

Earlier in his career in the VET sector, Laurie co-developed articulation from Tasmanian VET agricultural courses to the then Utas School of Agriculture’s BAppSci. He was also a member of the National VET curriculum development committees which developed the national competency-based agricultural curriculum from 1983-94.

Teaching responsibility

KLA603 Value Chain Innovation (part of the MBA (Professional) Agricultural Innovation and available to Master of Applied Science students). This unit provides the theoretical perspectives and methodological skills for students to be able to investigate, improve or develop collaborative innovation (co-innovation) in agrifood value chains in Developed and Developing Economies. It provides an understanding of value chains as systems that create value for consumers and how that value is shared amongst members of the chain.

Research Appointments

In April 2015, Laurie was appointed by the Tasmanian Minister for Primary Industries & Water as a Member of the Workforce Development Implementation Reference Panel for the duration of the Panel to June 2017. This Panel is part of the State Government's commitment to grow the annual farm gate value of produce to $10 billion by 2050 and create jobs.

In 2009/10 Laurie was also appointed as a Member of an Expert Panel on Value Chain Management to the Primary Industries Standing Committee (PISC) of the Primary Industries Ministerial Council (PIMC).

Research Invitations

Laurie has been invited to conduct research into value chain systems into the Canadian Pork Industry in its four Atlantic Provinces and Papua New Guinea’s fresh produce system. On two occasions Laurie has also been invited by rural research and development corporations to conduct research projects into regional innovation systems in Australia.

Laurie is regularly invited to be a speaker, provocateur or rapporteur for conferences and industry forums in Australia and overseas by organisations such as SCION Forestry Crown Research Institute (NZ), the Fresh Produce Development Agency (PNG), Horticulture Innovations Australia, Produce Marketing Association (A-NZ), the Tasmanian Farmer’s & Graziers Association and the Agribusiness Outlook Australia Conference.

Topics have focused around exploiting agricultural export opportunities, developing the global agrifood, pasture seed industries and forestry value chains into the Asia-Pacific and agricultural marketing.

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Expertise

  • Agrifood value chain management
  • Agrifood value chain innovation
  • Production and marketing clusters (networks)
  • Innovative regions and industries
  • Innovation platforms
  • Strategic foresight
  • Change management

Awards

  • 2007 Cuthbertson Tasmania Research Scholarship to undertake doctoral research Agricultural Value Chain Innovation at the University of Tasmania;
  • 2004 Business & Higher Education Round Table (BHERT) Award - 'Best Education and Training Collaboration' between Higher Education Institutions and Business/Industry (Shared Project Award). This was for a University project that developed a research-based industry short course program for industry and a program to recruit elite science students into tertiary agricultural science courses;
  • 1994 APEC HURDIT Award – An international award for an innovative human resource development project developing research/training collaboration and agricultural course articulation between TAFE & the University of Tasmania;
  • 1986 Winston Churchill Fellow – Agricultural education systems in Britain and North America.

Collaboration

Value chain research is a field incorporating disciplines from both soft and hard systems. Hence, research and development projects require collaborative multi-disciplinary teams to undertake both systems and disciplinary-based research.

Laurie chairs the Global Value Chain Research Group within the University, a research collaboration of over thirty researchers across departments, combining value chain innovation, logistics, food production systems, food product innovation, food processing and food safety, business and marketing innovation, regional development, supply chain management information technology and the power of big data. This combination provides a unique ability to generate integrated research solutions for the contemporary global challenges in food supply. Over the last four years, the Centre has been involved in research projects for Australian vegetable, fruit and wine chains, and in developing innovative methods and tools for strengthening place-based regional agriculture.

In the last five years, Laurie has been involved in seven international projects aimed at linking smallholder farmers to markets in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Papua New Guinea. In each country, he works with multi-disciplinary teams comprised of in-country researchers from up to four institutions. This research assists smallholder farmers to commercially engage with modern retailing systems thus avoiding being locked into poverty and social dislocation. Laurie's work is based on universal economic and social principles and this international research contributes to the theoretical development of this core theory. It not only benefits Australia by assisting our neighbours' social and economic development but brings the business and cross-cultural knowledge, networks and relationships on which trade can be based.

In 1993, Laurie’s report for the Tasmanian Department of Employment, Industrial Relations and Training Tasmanian agricultural education and training towards the twentyfirst century contributed to the support for the formation and the conceptualising of the Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research (TIAR) and the UTAS Cradle Coast Campus.

Current projects

  • Director, Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Research Hub Pathways to Market (PTM). PTM aims to be an exemplar to Australian Agriculture of how to build international competitiveness through targeting niche markets, albeit large ones, with premium products and rigorous attention to food safety and product quality. It has developed a dashboard which aggregates existing public and private data sets to visualise prescriptive analytics for both consumers and producers that aids decision-making on the farm, in processing, and distribution and facilitates the targeting of consumer segments that optimise profit. In doing so, it allows full traceability and provenance for consumers validating the sustainability of the premium export products.
  • Project Leader, ACIAR LPS/2012/062 Developing productive, sustainable and profitable smallholder beef enterprises in Central Vietnam. Laurie is leading a multi-disciplinary team which is developing more efficient smallholder cow-calf and cattle growing systems, stronger integration with markets for beef cattle producers and knowledge exchange and adoption pathways in the dynamic Vietnamese beef cattle industry.
  • He is also advising the value chain and social research components of ACIAR Project LPS/2015/037 Intensification of beef cattle production in upland cropping systems in North West Vietnam which aims to improve the income of smallholder cattle producers through intensification of beef cattle production and increased market linkages in mountainous crop-livestock systems in the North West of Vietnam.
  • Component Leader, ACIAR SMCN/2014/088 Integrating soil and water management in vegetable production in Lao PDR and Cambodia aiming to improve soil and irrigation water management to achieve sustainably improved vegetable yields and household economies.

Fields of Research

  • Regional Analysis and Development (120505)
  • Farming Systems Research (070107)
  • Horticultural Production (070699)
  • Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences (079999)
  • Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
  • Sustainable Agricultural Development (070108)
  • Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusiness (070106)
  • Land Capability and Soil Degradation (050302)
  • Post Harvest Horticultural Technologies (incl. Transportation and Storage) (070605)
  • Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling (070105)
  • Horticultural Crop Growth and Development (070601)
  • Agricultural Land Management (070101)
  • Agriculture, Land and Farm Management (070199)
  • Specialist Studies in Education (130399)
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management (150309)
  • Animal Growth and Development (070202)
  • Consumer-Oriented Product or Service Development (150501)
  • Animal Production (070299)
  • Animal Nutrition (070204)
  • Biomedical Instrumentation (090303)
  • Ecological Impacts of Climate Change (050101)
  • Animal Reproduction (070206)
  • Marketing Research Methodology (150505)
  • Agricultural Economics (140201)
  • Management Accounting (150105)
  • Computer System Security (080303)
  • Agronomy (070302)
  • Animal Breeding (070201)
  • Entrepreneurship (150304)
  • Applied Economics (140299)
  • Economic Development and Growth (140202)
  • Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
  • Crop and Pasture Post Harvest Technologies (incl. Transportation and Storage) (070307)
  • Sustainability Accounting and Reporting (150106)
  • Agro-ecosystem Function and Prediction (070301)
  • Business Information Management (incl. Records, Knowledge and Information Management, and Intelligence) (150301)
  • Veterinary Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (070701)

Research Objectives

  • Vegetables (820215)
  • Beef Cattle (830301)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)
  • Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis (940204)
  • Technological and Organisational Innovation (910406)
  • Marketing (910403)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences (970107)
  • Education and Training (939999)
  • Stone Fruit (820211)
  • Management (910402)
  • Ornamentals, Natives, Flowers and Nursery Plants (820209)
  • Horticultural Crops (820299)
  • Climate Change Adaptation Measures (960301)
  • Livestock Product Traceability and Quality Assurance (839903)
  • Sustainability Indicators (960609)
  • Almonds (820201)
  • Land Stewardship (960704)
  • Agricultural and Environmental Standards (910501)
  • Management and Productivity (910499)
  • Pigs (830308)
  • Soils (961499)
  • International Aid and Development (940302)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production (829899)
  • Harvesting and Packing of Plant Products (820699)
  • Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management (960904)
  • Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Water Management (960905)
  • Economic Growth (910103)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health (920301)
  • Processed Fruit and Vegetable Products (incl. Fruit Juices) (860108)
  • Consumption (910201)
  • Processed Food Products and Beverages (excl. Dairy Products) (860199)
  • Communication Across Languages and Culture (950201)
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade (900204)
  • Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops (830499)
  • Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne) (830406)
  • Cultural Understanding (959999)

Publications

As a late career, non-traditional researcher Laurie’s publications are strongly focused on applied research that can be used by industry to promote sustainable competitive advantage, market access and improve the performance of value chains. Notwithstanding this, he seeks to contribute to the development of the theoretical base of the field in leading international supply chain and management journals. The multi-disciplinary nature of value chain research means that he publishes with project teams in a wide range of disciplines. Laurie also seeks to develop value chain methodological approaches used in Overseas Development Assistance (ODA).

Laurie has been a reviewer for journals such as Supply Chain Management: An International Journal and the European Management Journal and many refereed conferences.

Total publications

67

Journal Article

(13 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Adhikari RP, Bonney L, Miles MP, 'When can a farmer be an entrepreneur? Taking entrepreneurship back to the future', International Journal of the Nepalese Academy of Management, 5 pp. 117-129. (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Adhikari RP

2017Ho LPK, Nguyen CN, Adhikari RP, Miles MP, Bonney L, 'Exploring market orientation, innovation, and financial performance in agricultural value chains in emerging economies', Journal of Innovation and Knowledge pp. 1-12. ISSN 2444-569X (In Press) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jik.2017.03.008 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Adhikari RP; Miles MP

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2016Birch CJ, Bonney LB, Sparrow L, Doyle R, Palaniappan G, et al., 'An integrated approach to a vegetable research, development, extension and training project in a developing country, Papua New Guinea', Acta Horticulturae, 1128 pp. 111-116. ISSN 0567-7572 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1128.15 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Birch CJ; Sparrow L; Doyle R; Palaniappan G; Boersma M; Gracie A

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2016Palaniappan G, Bonney L, Birch C, Chambers B, Seta-Waken P, et al., 'Local capacity building through transformational learning - PNG case study', Acta Horticulturae, 1126 pp. 179-185. ISSN 0567-7572 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1126.23 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Palaniappan G; Birch C

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2016Ridoutt B, Sanguansri P, Bonney L, Crimp S, Lewis G, et al., 'Climate change adaptation strategy in the food industry - insights from product carbon and water footprints', Climate, 4, (2) Article 26. ISSN 2225-1154 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/cli4020026 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Lewis G

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2015Bonney LB, Shantapriyan PT, Muscat P, Worinu M, 'A feasibility study for a new wholesale fresh produce market in Port Moresby', Acta Horticulturae, 1103 pp. 83-90. ISSN 0567-7572 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1103.13 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Shantapriyan PT

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2015Chang C, Bonney L, Griffith G, Maino G, 'Assessing the potential for expanding vegetable production in Central Province, Papua New Guinea', Australian Agribusiness Perspectives, 103 Article 103. ISSN 1442-6951 (2015) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2015Mehlhorn JE, Bonney L, Fraser N, Miles MP, 'Benchmarking entrepreneurship education in U.S., Australian, and New Zealand university agriculture programs', Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 20, (3) Article 1550017. ISSN 1084-9467 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1142/S108494671550017X [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Fraser N

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2014Birch CJ, Bonney L, Murray SL, 'Exciting future for graduates in the food industry - from agroecosystem to consumer health', Chronica Horticulturae, 54, (1) pp. 7-11. ISSN 0578-039X (2014) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Birch CJ; Murray SL

2014Lewis GK, Crispin SH, Bonney L, Woods M, Fei J, et al., 'Branding as innovation within agribusiness value chains', Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, 16, (2) pp. 146-162. ISSN 1471-5201 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/JRME-03-2014-0005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Lewis GK; Crispin SH; Woods M; Fei J; Miles MP

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2013Bonney L, Collins R, Miles MP, Verreynne M-L, 'A note on entrepreneurship as an alternative logic to address food security in the developing world', Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 18, (3) Article 1350016. ISSN 1084-9467 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1142/S1084946713500167 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Miles MP

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2010Bridle K, Bonney L, 'Food for thought: Biodiversity management on farms - links to demand-driven value chains', Social Alternatives, 29, (3) pp. 31-38. ISSN 0155-0306 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Bridle K

2007Bonney L, Clark RJ, Fearne A, 'From serendipity to sustainable competitive advantage: insights from Houston's Farm and their journey of co-innovation', Supply Chain Management, 12, (6) pp. 395. ISSN 1359-8546 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/13598540710826326 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 44Web of Science - 31

Co-authors: Clark RJ; Fearne A

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Conference Publication

(27 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Ba NX, Dung BV, Mui NT, Van NH, Mai HT, et al., 'Cow calf production systems and effect of concentrate supplement for cross Brahman cows at pre-and post-partum on reproductive performance in households in Binh Dinh province', Proceedings of the 1st Animal Production Conference 2017, 22-23 April 2017, Hanoi, Vietnam, pp. 122-127. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Parsons D; Smith R

2017Benny D, Gwabu C, Bonney L, Birch CJ, 'Labour costs are an issue in agriculture in a developing country too', 29th International Horticultural Congress 2014, 17-24 August 2014, Brisbane, Australia (In Press) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Birch CJ

2017Bonney LB, Nicetic O, Le QA, Dang TH, Hoang TT, et al., 'Tam Hoa plums (Prunus salicina) in the maize based system in the North West Highlands of Vietnam', Proceedings of the 29th International Horticultural Congress 2014, 17-24 August 2014, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1-8. (In Press) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2016Adhikari RP, Bonney L, Woods M, Clark S, Coates L, et al., 'Creating regional Australia's future: development of CED framework', 29th Annual SEAANZ Conference, 10-12 August 2016, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-17. (2016) [Conference Extract]

DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.13408.69122 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Adhikari RP; Woods M; Clark S; Coates L; Harwood A; Eversole R

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2015Birch CJ, Bonney LB, Ives SW, McPhee J, Bounneuang D, et al., 'Whole of System and Value Chain Analyses reveal research needs in horticulture in Laos and Cambodia', Proceedings of the Tropical Agriculture Conference, 16-18 November 2015, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1-2. (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Birch CJ; Ives SW; McPhee J

2015Meinke H, Batt PJ, McKenzie B, Bonney L, Pratley J, et al., 'Tertiary agricultural education in Australasia: where to from here?', Proceedings of the Agricultural Higher Education in the 21st Century, 15-17 June 2015, Zaragoza, Spain, pp. 67-79. ISSN 1016-121X (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Meinke H; Botwright Acuna T

2015Turner L, Corfield J, Thao NTD, Bonney L, 'Development of Farmer Champions and their role in progressing smallholder beef production in Vietnam', Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Animal Agriculture for Developing Countries, 27-30 October 2015, Pattaya, Thailand, pp. 624-627. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Turner L

2014Ha DN, Hung PV, Huyen NTT, Bonney L, Ives S, 'Impacts of socio-cultural factors on beef cattle value chain: a case study of producers in the northwest region of Vietnam', Proceedings of the 16th Asian-Australasian Associations of Animal Production Socities, 10-14 November 2014, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, pp. 1000-1004. ISBN 978-602-8475-87-7 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Ives S

2014Sparrow L, Boersma M, Birch C, Kapal D, Bonney L, et al., 'The role of soil organic matter in temperate vegetable value chains in Central Province, Papua New Guinea: a short review', Acta Horticulturae 1018: 1st International Symposium on Organic Matter Management and Compost Use in Horticulture, 7 April 2011, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 149-155. ISSN 0567-7572 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Sparrow L; Boersma M; Birch C; Doyle R

2014Duteurte G, Truong HX, Hai DT, Bonney L, Ives S, 'Policies and institutions governing the beef cattle value chain in the north-west highlands of Vietnam', Proceedings of the 16th Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies Conference, 10-14 November 2014, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, pp. 1005-1008. ISBN 978-602-8475-87-7 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Ives S

2013Birch CJ, Bonney L, Sparrow LA, Doyle RB, Chambers B, et al., 'Vegetables are a major part of the diet in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and demand for temperate vegetables is growing from the emerging middle class and increasing expatriate population', 29th International Horticultural Congress 2014, 17-24 August 2014, Brisbane, Queensland (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Birch CJ; Sparrow LA; Doyle RB; Palaniappan G; Boersma M; Gracie AJ

2013Bonney L, Ayala S, 'Value chain innovation and the opportunities for horticulture value chain innovation is becoming a source of sustainable strategic advantage for agrifood chains', Horticulture Australia Limited Forum - Global Outlook, 21 November 2013, Sydney, Australia (2013) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2013Palaniappan G, Chambers B, Bonney L, Birch C, 'Comparing training preferences by gender in Central Province, Papua New Guinea', Socioeconomic Agricultural Research in Papua New Guinea, 5-6 June 2013, Lae, Papua New Guinea, pp. 67-74. ISBN 978-1-922137-67-8 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Palaniappan G; Birch C

2012Pham THT, Dao TH, Trinh VT, Bonney L, Ives SW, 'Value chain appraisal for an action research approach to sustainable and profitable beef enterprises in the North West highlands of Vietnam', Sustainable Land Use and Rural Development in Mountain Areas Conference 2012, 16-18 April 2012, Stuttgart, Germany (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ives SW

2011Palaniappan G, Chambers B, Simeon L, Bonney L, Hopa S, et al., 'Small scale vegetable production to local markets - a case study', Proceedings of Horticulture for the Future Conference, 18 -22 September 2011, Mantra Erskine Beach Resort, Lorne, Victoria (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Palaniappan G; Birch CJ

2011Birch C, Sparrow L, Woruba M, Kapal D, Maino G, et al., 'Future vegetable farming in Papua New Guinea - responding to resource constraints and population in a developing country: a case study', Proceedings of the 5th World Congress of Conservation Agriculture incorporating 3rd Farming Sytems Design Conference, September 2011, Brisbane, Queensland, pp. 1-4. (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Birch C; Sparrow L; Doyle R

2011Boersma M, Gracie AJ, Sparrow LA, Bonney L, Doyle RB, et al., 'Agronomic research to support the development of vegetable value chains in Papua New Guinea', Oral Presentation at the 5th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture incorporating 3rd Farming Systems Design Conference, 26-29 September 2011, Brisbane, Queensland (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Boersma M; Gracie AJ; Sparrow LA; Doyle RB; Birch CJ

2011Bonney L, Palaniappan G, Atuai M, Gwabu C, Sparrow L, et al., 'Using value chain systems modelling to develop more sustainable cool temperate vegetable marketing systems in a transitional economy: a case study in PNG', Proceedings of the 5th World Congress of Conservation Agriculture incorporating 3rd Farming Sytems Design Conference, September 2011, Brisbane, Queensland, pp. 1-4. (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Palaniappan G; Sparrow L; Boersma M; Doyle R; Birch C

2011Palaniappan G, Bonney L, Chambers B, Birch C, 'Chain members' perception of vegetable value chains in Papua New Guinea (PNG)', Proceedings of the 2011 Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research Vegetable Centre Industry Communication Forum, 14 July 2011, Longford, Tasmania, pp. 1-1. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Palaniappan G; Birch C

2011Palaniappan G, Chambers B, Bonney L, Simeon L, Hope S, et al., 'Building social resilience through understandng capacities of smallholder farming in Papua New Guinea', Proceedings of the 5th World Congress of Conservation Agriculture incorporating 3rd Farming Sytems Design Conference, September 2011, Brisbane, Queensland, pp. 1-4. (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Palaniappan G; Birch C

2011Birch CJ, Sparrow L, Bonney L, Doyle R, 'Increasing vegetable production in Central Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG) to supply Port Moresby markets', Proceedings of the 2011 Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research Vegetable Centre Industry Communication Forum, 14 July 2011, Longford, Australia (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Birch CJ; Sparrow L; Doyle R

2011Palaniappan G, Chambers B, Simeon L, Bonney L, Hopa S, et al., 'Small scale vegetable gardens to local markets - a case study from PNG', The APHC/AuSHS/NZIAHS Joint Conference Handbook 2011, 18-22 September, Lorne, Australia (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Palaniappan G; Birch C

2011Sparrow LA, Boersma M, Kapal D, Bonney L, Kambuou R, et al., 'The Role of Soil Organic Matter in Temperate Vegetable Value Chains in Central Province, Papua New Guinea: a short review', Proceedings of the International Symposium Organic Matter Management & Compost Use in Horticulture , 4 to 7 April 2011 , National Wine Centre Adelaide, SA, Australia (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Sparrow LA; Boersma M; Doyle RB; Birch CJ

2010Birch CJ, Doyle RB, Sparrow LA, Bonney L, 'Vegetable Project to Guide Production Under Current and Future Climates', Proceedings of the Climate Change Research Strategies for Primary Industries Conference, 15-17 February 2011, Melbourne, Victoria (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Birch CJ; Doyle RB; Sparrow LA

2010Birch CJ, Sparrow LA, Doyle RB, Bonney L, 'Implications of soil resources for vegetable crop options and agronomic paractice for sustainable production - a comparison of Eastern Highlands and Central Provinces, Papua New Guinea', Proceedings of the World Congress on Soil Science, 1-6 August 2010, Brisbane, Queensland, pp. Published on line. (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Birch CJ; Sparrow LA; Doyle RB

2010Doyle RB, Bonney L, Birch CJ, Sparrow LA, 'Increasing food security for Port Moresby, PNG - issues of land suitability, technology, tenure, and tribalism', Proceedings of the 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Soil Solutions for a Changing World, 1-6 August 2010, Brisbane, Australia, pp. Published on line. (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Doyle RB; Birch CJ; Sparrow LA

2007Bonney L, Collins R, Fearne A, Clark RJ, 'The role of inter-personal and inter-organisational communication in value chain innovation', Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Supply Chain Management, 9-12 December 2007, Monash University EJ (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fearne A; Clark RJ

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(20 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Adhikari R, Harwood A, Woods M, Clark S, Coates L, et al., 'Policy brief: Darling Down and South West Regional Profile', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australia (In Press) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Adhikari R; Harwood A; Woods M; Clark S; Coates L; Eversole R

2017Coates L, Adhikari R, Woods M, Clark S, Harwood A, et al., 'Policy brief: Barossa Yorke & Mid-North Regional Profile', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australia (In Press) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Coates L; Adhikari R; Woods M; Clark S; Harwood A; Eversole R

2017Coates L, Eversole R, Woods M, Adhikari R, Clark S, et al., 'Policy brief: Policy Opportunities', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australia (In Press) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Coates L; Eversole R; Woods M; Adhikari R; Clark S; Harwood A

2017Coates L, Harwood A, Woods M, Clark S, Adhikari R, et al., 'Policy brief: Murraylands and Riverland Regional Profile', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australia (In Press) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Coates L; Harwood A; Woods M; Clark S; Adhikari R; Eversole R

2017Coates L, Woods M, Clark S, Adhikari R, Harwood A, et al., 'Policy brief: Northern Inland Regional Profile', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australia (In Press) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Coates L; Woods M; Clark S; Adhikari R; Harwood A; Eversole R

2017Woods M, Adhikari RP, Clark S, Coates L, Harwood A, et al., 'Policy brief: Innovation in Regions', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australia (In Press) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Woods M; Adhikari RP; Clark S; Coates L; Harwood A; Eversole R

2017Bonney L, Woods M, Adhikari R, Clark S, Coates L, et al., 'Policy brief: EVAD framework', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australia (In Press) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Woods M; Adhikari R; Clark S; Coates L; Harwood A; Eversole R

2016Adhikari R, Woods M, Clark S, Coates L, Harwood A, et al., 'Policy brief: Regional Comparisons of Drivers and Constraints', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australia (2016) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Adhikari R; Woods M; Clark S; Coates L; Harwood A; Eversole R

2015Bonney L, Castles A, Eversole R, Miles M, Woods M, 'Accounting for agriculture in place-based frameworks for regional development: A value assessment and development framework and toolbox for building constructed advantage in agriculture-based regions', Tasmanian State Government, Tasmania, 1-61 (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Castles A; Eversole R; Miles M; Woods M

2015Collins R, Dent B, Bonney L, 'A Guide to Value-Chain Analysis and Development for Overseas Development Assistance Projects', Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Australia, 178 (2015) [Contract Report]

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2014Birch CJ, Bonney L, Ives SW, McPhee JE, 'Integrating resource management for fruit and vegetable production in Laos and Cambodia', Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, SMCN/2014/015 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Birch CJ; Ives SW; McPhee JE

2014Lim-Camacho L, Crimp S, Bonney L, Ridoutt B, Somogyi S, et al., 'Adaptive value chain approaches: Technical Report 2 prepared for the Department of Agriculture as part of the Filling the Research Gap Program', CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Lewis G

2014Woodburn V, Bonney L, Castles AK, Eversole R, Miles MP, et al., 'Promoting agriculture in north west Tasmania - RIRDC report summary', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Castles AK; Eversole R; Miles MP; Woods M

2013Bonney L, Anh DT, Nicetic O, Tung HT, Collins R, et al., 'Tam Hoa plums and other complementary crops in the upland maize system in the North West Highlands of Vietnam', Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, AGB/2008/002 (2013) [Contract Report]

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2013Bonney L, Castles A, Eversole R, Miles M, Woods M, 'A State of the Region Report for North West Tasmania: Accounting for agriculture in place - based frameworks for regional development', Tasmanian State Government, Tasmania, 1-34 (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Castles A; Eversole R; Miles M; Woods M

2013Bonney L, Castles A, Eversole R, Miles M, Woods M, 'A Regional Agricultural Development Strategy for North West Tasmania: Accounting for agriculture in place ‐ based frameworks for regional development', Tasmanian State Government, Tasmania, 1-53 (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Castles A; Eversole R; Miles M; Woods M

2013Bonney L, Castles A, Eversole R, Miles MP, Woods M, 'Strengthening the Role of Agriculture in the North West Region of Tasmania: Issues and Approaches: Accounting for agriculture in place - based frameworks for regional development', Tasmanian State Government, Tasmania, 1-37 (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Castles A; Eversole R; Miles MP; Woods M

2013Ives SW, Lane PA, Bonney L, Cuong PK, Cuong VC, et al., 'Overcoming technical and market constraints to the emergence of profitable beef enterprises in the north-western highlands of Vietnam', Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, LPS/2008/049 (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Ives SW; Lane PA

2012Bonney L, Worinu M, Muscat P, 'Yu tokim mi long planim kai kai na maket we? A feasibility study for a new wholesale fresh produce market in Port Moresby', New Zealand Aid and Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Wellington, NZ, Final Report (2012) [Contract Report]

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2009Birch CJ, Bonney L, Doyle RB, Sparrow LA, 'Sustainable Vegetable Production in Central Province, Papua New Guinea', Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Project Number SMCN/2008/032 (2009) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Birch CJ; Doyle RB; Sparrow LA

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Bonney L, 'Insights into 'Mysterious Processes': Incentivising co-innovation in agrifood value chains' (2012) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Bonney L, Turner P, Wills BD, Mirowski LT, Vo SA, 'Traceability Systems for Wild Caught Lobster, Via Sense-T and Pathways to Market', Fisheries Research Development Council, Deakin, ACT (2017) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Turner P; Wills BD; Mirowski LT; Vo SA

2016Adhikar R, Bonney L, Woods M, Clark S, Coates L, et al., 'Creating regional Australia's future: development of a community entrepreneurship development (CED) framework', Best Practical Orientation Paper Award at 2016 National Small Business Conference, 10-12 August 2016, Melbourne, Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand, Australia (2016) [Award]

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Co-authors: Adhikar R; Woods M; Clark S; Coates L; Harwood A; Eversole R

2015Birch CJ, Bonney L, Doyle RB, Sparrow LA, Chambers B, et al., 'Final report: increasing vegetable production in Central Province for Port Moresby markets', Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Australia, SMCN/2008/008, pp. 1-82. (2015) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Birch CJ; Doyle RB; Sparrow LA; Palaniappan G; Boersma M; Gracie AJ; Dell M

2014Birch CJ, Bonney L, Doyle R, Sparrow L, Chambers B, et al., 'Increasing vegetable production in Central Province for Port Moresby markets', Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Australia, SMCN/2008/008, pp. 1-131. (2014) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Birch CJ; Doyle R; Sparrow L; Palaniappan G; Boersma M; Dell M; Gracie A

2011Palaniappan G, Birch CJ, Chambers B, Bonney L, 'Locally rooted', Farming Matters Magazine, The Netherlands (2011) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Palaniappan G; Birch CJ

2010Birch CJ, Bonney L, 'Australia and PNG working together on vegetable project', Press release for the National Newspaper, Port Moresby PNG, National Newspaper, Port Moresby PNG (2010) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Birch CJ

Grants & Funding

Value chain development projects are usually medium to large, multi-year (typically 3-5 year) projects conducted by multi-disciplinary teams. Laurie often provides either project or value chain component leadership.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

12

Total funding

$10,398,965

Projects

Integrating soil and water management in vegetable production in Lao PDR and Cambodia (2016 - 2019)$408,040
Description
Lao PDR and Cambodia are developing countries with low agricultural productivity, the major contributing factors being poor soil physical conditions, low to moderate chemical fertility, unscientific and inefficient irrigation, and high incidence of pests. This project will work with smallholder farmers in identifying and implementing interventions to improve sustainability of vegetable production and increase farm profitability. The project will achieve this through analysis of the effectiveness of agricultural input supply chains, livelihood analysis and studies of socio-economic and socio-cultural factors that affect adoption of improved practices, and field experimentation and demonstration of improved soil and irrigation management. Research will be complemented by building human capacity for ongoing support of improved practices.
Funding
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research ($408,040)
Scheme
Grant-Research and Development
Administered By
University of Southern Queensland
Research Team
Ives SW; Bonney L; McPhee JE
Period
2016 - 2019
Rapid assessments of regional primary industry competitiveness (2015)$100,000
Description
To further apply the Value Assessment and Development Framework to identify how it can be used to identify national issues or opportunities that could enhance primary industry competitiveness.
Funding
AgriFutures ($100,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bonney L; Eversole R; Woods M; Miles M; Coates L; Ross Sophie; Adhikari RP; Harwood A
Year
2015
Developing productive and profitable smallholder beef enterprises in Central Vietnam (2014 - 2018)$1,049,989
Description
The overall objective of this project is to assist in developing productive and profitable smallholder beef enterprises in Central Vietnam. To take advantage of growing market opportunities, the specific objectives of the project are to: 1) develop more efficient smallholder cow-calf and cattle growing systems through improved feeding and management; 2) develop stronger interaction with markets for beef cattle producers who already have a production orientation; 3) identify and develop knowledge exchange and adoption pathways for expanding impacts within smallholder beef cattle enterprises.
Funding
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research ($1,049,989)
Scheme
Grant-Research and Development
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bonney L; Smith RW; Malau-Aduli AEO; Lane PA; Parsons D
Period
2014 - 2018
Pathways to Market: Transforming Food Industry Futures through Improved Sensing, Provenance and Choice (2014 - 2018)$4,450,000
Description
This project aims to transform the Australian food industry by innovatively integrating leading-edge applied research with commercial partner expertise and business priorities in two distinct food supply chains. It will demonstrate how new knowledge on food production and consumption generated through novel sensing technologies and advanced modelling techniques can be implemented in smart applications. The project will produce the world's first holistic investigation of how intelligent use of information can contribute to powering food industry competitiveness, environmental sustainability and innovation in food value chains from producers through to end-consumers.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($2,500,000)
Collaborators
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($400,000); Greenham Tasmania Pty Ltd ($250,000); Grey Innovation Pty Ltd ($800,000); National Australia Bank Limited ($100,000); Southern Rocklobster Limited ($400,000)
Scheme
Grant-Industrial Transformation Research Hub
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bonney L; Tamplin ML; Duh B; Louviere J; Turner P; Arundel A; Marquez L; Harcourt J; Greenham P; Palmer J; Courville S; Chinthammit W; Ancev T; Gardner C; Swait J; Gooday P; Fielding J
Period
2014 - 2018
Grant Reference
IH120100021
Improved market engagement and profitability for smallholder beef enterprises in central Vietnam (2013)$8,500
Funding
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research ($8,500)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Parsons D; Smith RW; Bonney L; Lane PA; Malau-Aduli AEO
Year
2013
Adaptive value chain approaches to climate change (2013 - 2015)$798,000
Funding
Department of Agriculture ($798,000)
Scheme
Grant-CarbonFarmingFuture-Filling the Research Gap
Administered By
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation
Research Team
Bonney L; Nelson R; Lewis GK
Period
2013 - 2015
Crawford Fund Training Award - Enopa Lindsay (2013)$8,186
Description
Research training is provided in a wide variety of skills, ranging from basic research techniques to applied production technologies.
Funding
Crawford Fund Limited ($8,186)
Scheme
Award - Individual Training Award
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Boersma M; Gracie AJ; Bonney L
Year
2013
Accounting for agriculture in place-based frameworks for regional development (2013)$102,922
Description
The project objective is to develop a framework and toolbox that can be used to accurately describe the current and expected future contributions of agriculture to regions, and to implement this framework and toolbox to examine the contribution of agriculture to regional development in the case study region of North West Tasmania. The project methodology consists of three phases, each involving multiple steps which will be conducted concurrently. It relies on both existing and new qualitative and quantitative data sources, and uses a mixed methodology to analyse the data once collected. Expected data sources include: demographic and economic datasets; desktop analysis, including theoretical and practical frameworks and tools derived from the literature review and key practitioners; peer commentary and targeted conversations; interviews with key stakeholders including industry and government as well as other targeted individuals involved in the value chain (e.g. Input suppliers, producers, processors or wholesalers, third party logistics (3pl) providers, retailers and consumers); observations arising from scenario modelling and analysis, including inputs into this process; subregional workshops which will be used not only to collect data but also for testing purposes.
Funding
AgriFutures ($102,922)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bonney L; Nelson R; Miles MP; Eversole R; Castles AK; Woods M
Year
2013
Feasibility Study for a Port Moresby Wholesale Fresh Produce Market (2012)$72,793
Funding
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade ($72,793)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bonney L
Year
2012
Overcoming Technical and Market Constraints to the Emergence of Profitable Beef Enterprises in the NW Highlands of Vietnam (2011 - 2014)$1,244,173
Funding
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research ($1,244,173)
Scheme
Grant-Research and Development
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lane PA; Ives SW; Bonney L; Malau-Aduli AEO; Parsons D
Period
2011 - 2014
Increasing Vegetable Production in Central Province, Papua New Guinea, to Supply Port Moresby Markets (2010 - 2014)$2,006,362
Funding
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research ($2,006,362)
Scheme
Grant-Research and Development
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Birch CJ; Doyle RB; Sparrow LA; Bonney L; Gracie AJ
Period
2010 - 2014
Co-op Atlantic Pork Value Chain Analysis (2009)$150,000
Funding
George Morris Centre ($150,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Clark RJ; Bonney L
Year
2009

Research Supervision

Most of Laurie's Research Higher Degree students are linked to the projects in which he is involved. He is particularly interested in working with Australian students who see career opportunities in this high demand field of research. His students focus on contributing to our understanding of how to solve the intransigent problems in developing innovative value chains using mixed qualitative and quantitative research methods. Research is based both in Australia and overseas.

Current

5

Completed

2

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDE De cattle value chain Innovation and its effect on smallholder livlihood in Vietnam Central Highland2014
PhDValues-based Decision Making in Livestock Value Chains: The cases of smallholder pig and beef cattle producers in Vietnam2015
PhDAchieving Competitiveness in Fresh Fruit Enterprises through an Integrated Value Chain Approach: A case study from the Pakistan mango industry2015
PhDValue Chain Governance in South Central Vietnam Beef Cattle Chain and its Effects to the Adoption of New Beef Cattle Production and Marketing Practices2016
PhDThe Impact of Education on Attitude Change for Improving Livelihoods of Small Holder Livestock Farmers in North West Vietnam2016

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDRural-Urban Linkages and Local Economic Development in Nekemte and its Surroundings, Oromia, Ethiopia
Candidate: Megerssa Tolessa Walo
2016
PhDHow Collaborative Practices Influence a Global Agricultural Value Chains Capability to Co-Innovate
Candidate: Sarah Ann Ayala
2016