Faculty of the Professions
I am the Faculty Research Administrator in the Faculty of Professions. Prior to this, I was a Research Associate at the Centre for Global Food and Resources (CGFAR). I am also a graduate of the Master in Global Food and Agricultural Business offered by Centre for Global Food and Resources. In my role with CGFAR I have managed and coordinated projects for the South Australian state government through PIRSA (Primary Industries and Regions South Australia) and provided executive support to multiple international projects in South East Asia funded by Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. Apart from working on projects, I manage the communications portfolio for CGFAR including social media management and provide executive support with student advice, alumni and industry engagement. My research interests include agrifood innovation systems, pathways to enhance collaboration in the agrifood sector and value chain analysis.
Date Position Institution name 2019 - ongoing Faculty Research Administrator University of Adelaide 2016 - 2019 Research Associate University of Adelaide
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review French Can speak and understand spoken Hindi Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Kannada Can speak and understand spoken Marathi Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2014 - 2015 University of Adelaide Australia Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business 2006 - 2010 University of Huddersfield, UK India B.A. (Hons) Culinary Arts
Year Citation 2018 Yargop, R. L., Akzar, R., & Umberger, W. (2018). A study on Smallholder Inclusive Agrifood Value Chains in South East Asia. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australasian Agriculture and Resource Economics Society Annual Conference. Adelaide, Australia. 2017 Yargop, R., Malek, L., Nelle, S., & Umberger, W. (2017). A study of drivers for industry growth and innovation in the South Australian food and agribusiness sector. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. Corner Merivale And Glenelg Streets, South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland.
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Year Citation 2018 Loch, A., Cummins, J., Zuo, A., & Yargop, R. (2018). Value chain and policy interventions to accelerate adoption of zero tillage in rice-wheat farming systems across the Indo-Gangetic Plains.
Teaching Assistant for Innovation Systems and Policy Transformation delivered by the Centre for Global Food and Resources
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2017 - ongoing Member The Crawford Fund - South Australia Committee The Crawford Fund Australia 2017 - ongoing Member Researchers in Agriculture for International Development (RAID) Researchers in Agriculture for International Development (RAID) Australia
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