Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Economics and Public Policy
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Jack Hetherington is a PhD student at the Centre for Global Food and Resources (GFAR), School of Economics of Public Policy. His project aims to understand and support the Australian dairy sector adopt sustainable food loss and waste management practices. Jack research is supported by the Fight Food Waste CRC, the University of Adelaide and the CSIRO.
Prior to starting his PhD, Jack was a Project Coorindator at GFAR for the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) funded 'IndoDairy' project, which is led by Professor Umberger. Jack came to the University of Adelaide after working at the for over two years at ACIAR where he supported the development and implementation of a range of Agribusiness research projects.
He is broadly interested in understanding how our agricultural and food systems can be more environmentally sustainably and socially inclusive, while maintaining commercial viability.
Graduating from the University of Sydney with Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience in 2014, he completed an honours project analysing the interactions of livestock ownership, consumption behaviour and child nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa.
Jack has been heavily involved in the Researchers in Agriculture for International Development (RAID) Network and the Crawford Fund, including being President of RAID between 2017 and 2019. He is involved in various industry and community groups, including the SA Crawford Fund Committee, Ag Institute of Australia (AIA) SA Division and Landcare Association of South Australia (LASA).
Jack works in an interdisciplinary research team with the aim to improve the supply, competitiveness and livelihoods of smallholder dairy value chains in Indonesia – a.k.a IndoDairy
Date Position Institution name 2021 - ongoing PhD Student University of Adelaide 2017 - 2021 Research Associate University of Adelaide 2017 - 2017 Agribusiness Program Coordinator Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research 2015 - 2017 Research Program Officer Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Date Institution name Country Title 2011 - 2014 University of Sydney, Sydney Australia B.Animal and Veterinary Bioscience
Year Citation 2023 Fadillah, A., van den Borne, B. H. P., Poetri, O. N., Hogeveen, H., Umberger, W., Hetherington, J., & Schukken, Y. H. (2023). Smallholder milk-quality awareness in Indonesian dairy farms. Journal of Dairy Science, 106(11), 7965-7973.
2022 Coggins, S., McCampbell, M., Sharma, A., Sharma, R., Haefele, S. M., Karki, E., . . . Brown, B. (2022). How have smallholder farmers used digital extension tools? Developer and user voices from Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia. Global Food Security, 32, 10 pages.
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2022 Hetherington, J., Juliano, P., MacMillan, C., & Loch, A. (2022). Circular economy opportunities and implementation barriers for Australia's food, feed and fibre production. Farm Policy Journal, (Spring), 30-43. 2017 Hetherington, J., Wiethoelter, A., Negin, J., & Mor, S. (2017). Livestock ownership, animal source foods and child nutritional outcomes in seven rural village clusters in Sub-Saharan Africa. Agriculture & Food Security, 6(1), 11 pages.
Year Citation 2023 Hetherington, J. B., Juliano, P., & García-Flores, R. (2023). Developing closed-loop dairy value chains and tools to support decision-makers. In Developing circular agricultural production systems. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing.
Year Citation 2023 Hetherington, J., Juliano, P., Loch, A., & Umberger, W. (2023). Most Australian cheese manufacturers do not reuse whey in value added products, despite the opportunities to utilise it more sustainably and strategically. In 67th AARES Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.
Year Citation 2018 Akzar, R., Peralta, A., Umberger, W., & Hetherington, J. (2018). Simultaneous Decisions of Indonesian Smallholder Dairy Farmers Adoption of Multiple on Farm-level Innovations. Poster session presented at the meeting of The 62th AARES Annual Conference. Adelaide Australia.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2023 Hetherington, J., Umberger, W., & Akzar, R. (2023). Final Report: Improving milk supply, competitiveness and livelihoods of smallholder dairy chains in Indonesia (IndoDairy) (FR2023-005). Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). 2022 Umberger, W., Granzin, B., Hetherington, J., Ritchie, Z., & Maligalig, R. (2022). Philippine Smallholder Dairy: Landscape Analysis and Research Priorities (FR2021-054). Canberra: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.
Original Creative Works
Year Citation 2023 Authors: Hetherington J. Title: Little Miss Muffet Finds a Better Whey. Description: N/A. Extent: 1min 10sec.
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2023 - 2023 Principal Supervisor Exploring the viability and expected adoption of smallholder mushroom cultivation to prevent crop residual burning in India The University of Adelaide Masters of Global Food and Agricultural Business Master Full Time Akhil Palla 2020 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Evaluating the Outcomes and Impacts of the RAID Network Using the Success Case Method The University of Adelaide Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business Master Full Time Wei-Te Lu 2019 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Characterization of Women Empowerment in Agriculture in Smallholder Dairy Households in West Java, Indonesia The University of Adelaide Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business Master Full Time Dimas Yudo Bramantyo 2018 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Study of Dairy Cooperative Business Models in West Java, Indonesia The University of Adelaide Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business Master Full Time Dewi Karlina Batubara
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2022 - ongoing Member Management Committee Landcare Association of South Australia (LASA) Australia 2022 - ongoing Vice-Chair South Australian Division Ag Institute of Australia Australia 2021 - ongoing Member South Australian Committee Crawford Fund Australia 2018 - ongoing President Researchers in Agriculture for International Development (RAID) The Crawford Fund Australia 2017 - ongoing Vice-President Researchers in Agriculture for International Development (RAID) - Australia
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