International development leadership for a better world

International Development is one of the leading university development groups in the Asia-Pacific region. We provide development expertise and program management leadership to help build the capacity of people and organisations around the world to achieve their development goals.

We do this through client focussed, professionally managed activities that connect and apply the knowledge and expertise of The University of Queensland.

Our work includes long-term development activities, customised short training programs and aid advisory services. Since 1994, International Development has successfully contributed to more than 500 projects across 80 countries. Find out more about us.

Australia Awards – Africa Agribusiness Short Course

The Australia Awards – Africa Agribusiness Short Course, designed by The University of Queensland's International Development (UQID) specifically for participants from African countries, provides learning experiences related to Agribusiness to enhance participants’ ability to engage with and influence challenges regarding sustainable economic development in their home country, profession, workplace and community. Key features include using Value Chain methodology as the context around which the curriculum is delivered. The program balances content and experiences to maintain engagement and interest, and enables participants to access value chains of major Australian agricultural industries from a South-East Queensland training base. Furthermore, the course collaborates with African partners during the course design phase to ensure participants are supported upon their return to Africa.

A study of value chain thinking in Ghana

“Applying value chain thinking to improving the livelihoods of farmers means firstly focusing on what the farmer produces through the lenses of consumer value, and secondly examining how the chain creates, distributes and shares that value.” 

Professor Ray Collins, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia

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