Grant-Funded Researcher (C)
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Dr Tamara Jackson has worked in South and South East Asia for the past decade with projects funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), spending most of that time living in the Lao PDR and Nepal. She has worked on farming and food systems projects that spanned a range of goals from improving farming and marketing systems, building capacity in systems thinking, and stakeholder engagement to foster communication and collaboration.
Tamara has a background in the water-energy-food nexus, as a way of framing and understanding food systems. She has undertaken applied research on these issues in the context of agriculture and food security both in Australia and internationally. Her PhD research in Australia explored water use efficiency, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission relationships for different irrigation systems. She previously coordinated a program of research for ACIAR that aimed to maximise agriculture’s contribution to sustainable food systems in the Eastern Gangetic Plains of Bangladesh, India and Nepal, for improved food, energy and water security.
Tamara currently leads the ACIAR funded Rupantar project, which aims to enable transformation of smallholder food systems in the Eastern Gangetic Plains of Bangladesh, India and Nepal. With international and national partners, the project is exploring the processes and practices project (technical options, scaling interventions, policy settings and implementation) that can be applied to achieve sustainable, efficient, diversified food systems at scale in the Eastern Gangetic Plains.
Tamara has postgraduate qualifications in applied hydrology and research management. Her current research interests include food systems transformation, sustainable groundwater development, and climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Date Position Institution name 2021 - ongoing Senior Research Fellow University of Adelaide 2017 - 2021 ACIAR SDIP Program Manager Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research 2011 - 2017 Research Fellow Charles Sturt University
Date Institution name Country Title 2008 - 2009 Southern Cross University Australia Graduate Certificate in Research Management 2006 - 2009 Charles Sturt University Australia PhD 2005 - 2005 Charles Sturt University Australia Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) 2002 - 2004 Charles Sturt University Australia Bachelor of Agriculture (Irrigation)
Year Citation 2022 Sengxua, P., Inthavong, S., Sihatep, V., Samson, B. K., Newby, J., Jackson, T. M., . . . Wade, L. J. (2022). Nutrients enhance genotype and water responses in rainfed lowland rice in southern Lao PDR. Crop and Environment, 1(1), 50-58.
2020 Gathala, M. K., Laing, A. M., Tiwari, T. P., Timsina, J., Islam, M. S., Chowdhury, A. K., . . . Gerard, B. (2020). Enabling smallholder farmers to sustainably improve their food, energy and water nexus while achieving environmental and economic benefits. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 120, 109645-1-109645-16.
2020 Dahal, H., Karki, M., Jackson, T., & Panday, D. (2020). New State Structure and Agriculture Governance: A Case of Service Delivery to Local Farmers in the Eastern Gangetic Plains of Nepal. Agronomy, 10(12), 1874-1-1874-17.
2020 Samson, B. K., Sengxua, P., Vorlason, S., Douangboupha, K., Eberbach, P., Vote, C., . . . Wade, L. J. (2020). Short-duration mungbean (Vigna radiata (L.) R. Wilczek) genotypes differ in performance, water use and apparent water-use efficiency in southern Lao PDR. Field Crops Research, 245, 107662-1-107662-7.
2019 SENGXUA, P., JACKSON, T., SIMALI, P., VIAL, L. K., DOUANGBOUPHA, K., CLARKE, E., . . . WADE, L. J. (2019). INTEGRATED NUTRIENT–WEED MANAGEMENT UNDER MECHANISED DRY DIRECT SEEDING (DDS) IS ESSENTIAL FOR SUSTAINED SMALLHOLDER ADOPTION IN RAINFED LOWLAND RICE (ORYZA SATIVA L.)–CORRIGENDUM. Experimental Agriculture, 55(04), 526-527.
2019 Sengxua, P., Jackson, T., Simali, P., Vial, L. K., Douangboupha, K., Clarke, E., . . . Wade, L. E. N. J. (2019). Integrated nutrient-weed management under mechanised dry direct seeding (DDS) is essential for sustained smallholder adoption in rainfed lowland rice (Oryza Sativa L.). Experimental Agriculture, 55(4), 509-525.
2018 Samson, B. K., Voradeth, S., Zhang, S., Tao, D., Xayavong, S., Khammone, T., . . . Wade, L. J. (2018). Performance and survival of perennial rice derivatives (Oryza sativa L./Oryza longistaminata) in Lao PDR. Experimental Agriculture, 54(4), 592-603.
2018 Clarke, E., Jackson, T. M., Keoka, K., Phimphachanvongsod, V., Sengxua, P., Simali, P., & Wade, L. J. (2018). Insights into adoption of farming practices through multiple lenses: an innovation systems approach. Development in Practice, 28(8), 983-998.
2017 Sengxua, P., Samson, B. K., Bounphanousay, C., Xayavong, S., Douangboupha, K., Harnpichitvitaya, D., . . . Wade, L. J. (2017). Adaptation of rice (Oryza sativa L.) genotypes in the rainfed lowlands of Lao PDR. Plant Production Science, 20(4), 477-484.
2015 Mushtaq, S., Maraseni, T. N., Reardon-Smith, K., Bundschuh, J., & Jackson, T. (2015). Integrated assessment of water-energy-GHG emissions tradeoffs in an irrigated lucerne production system in eastern Australia. Journal of Cleaner Production, 103, 491-498.
2012 Hanjra, M. A., Blackwell, J., Carr, G., Zhang, F., & Jackson, T. M. (2012). Wastewater irrigation and environmental health: Implications for water governance and public policy. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 215(3), 255-269.
DOI Scopus186 Europe PMC26
2011 Jackson, T. M., Hanjra, M. A., Khan, S., & Hafeez, M. M. (2011). Building a climate resilient farm: A risk based approach for understanding water, energy and emissions in irrigated agriculture. Agricultural Systems, 104(9), 729-745.
2010 Jackson, T. M., Khan, S., & Hafeez, M. (2010). A comparative analysis of water application and energy consumption at the irrigated field level. Agricultural Water Management, 97(10), 1477-1485.
2008 Jackson, T. M., Khan, S., & Hafeez, M. M. (2008). A framework for evaluating the consumption patterns and environmental impacts of irrigation methods: A case study from South-Eastern Australia. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 112, 245-254.
Year Citation 2014 Jackson, T., & Hanjra, M. A. (2014). Energy, water and food: Exploring links in irrigated cropping systems. In Sustainable Energy Solutions in Agriculture (pp. 171-193). CRC Press.
2013 Hanjra, M. A., Ferede, T., Blackwell, J., Jackson, T. M., & Abbas, A. (2013). Global food security: Facts, issues, interventions and public policy implications. In Global Food Security: Emerging Issues and Economic Implications (pp. 1-35).
Year Citation 2015 Jackson, T., Sengxua, P., Kirk, E. R., Bouahom, B., & Wade, L. J. (2015). Capacity building and external linkages assist use and integration of technology options for research and development projects
• Sengxua, P., Jackson, T. M., Kirk, E. R., Bouahom, B., & Wade, L. (2015). Capacity building and external linkages assist use and integration of technology options for research and development projects. Paper presented at the Australian Society of Agronomy Conference.. In Australian Society of Agronomy Conference. Hobart.
2015 Jackson, T., Bouahom, B., Wade, L. J., & Sengxua, P. (2015). Drawing together information and practice through integrated on-farm research. In Australian Society of Agronomy Conference. Hobart. 2007 Jackson, T. M., Khan, S., & Ahmad, A. (2007). Exploring energy productivity for a groundwater dependent irrigated farm using a system dynamics approach. In MODSIM 2007 - International Congress on Modelling and Simulation - Land, Water and Environmental Management: Integrated Systems for Sustainability, Proceedings (pp. 156-162).
Date Role Membership Country 2021 - ongoing Member Peter Cullen Trust Australia
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