Agricultural Intelligence Transformation Project (AITP) – Between November 2015 and July 2017, as a consultant Senior Business Analyst, Christopher Auricht provided strategic and technical input to the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources AITP Project aimed at delivering improved intelligence and insight to the Department and its associated Stakeholders, based on modernising business
The national economies of many Sub-Saharan African countries are growing at a rapid rate. As a result Governments and African regional organizations (such as the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, FARA), and development platforms (such as the Comprehensive Africa
Commissioned by the South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) and prepared for Natural Resources South East involved the development of an assessment framework to enable an innovative assessment of agricultural productivity linked to drainage in the South
Auricht Projects is currently leading the Spatial and Information Analysis Team for the Joint ACIAR-ICRAF-UN-FAO publication Dixon et al (in press) ‘Farming Systems and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa’. This study is an update and expansion of the 2000 Joint FAO-World Bank Global Study on Farming Systems and Poverty Alleviation see www.fao.org/farmingsystems/ where Mr Auricht also lead the data team.
Undertaken for the South East NRM Board under contract with the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources and involved the development of sub-regional boundaries based on stakeholder and community feedback related to various social and ecological values. Involved workshops, focus sessions, stakeholder questionnaire,
The northern Australian tropical savannas extend over 1.9 million km2 of the continent and include the northern reaches of Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland. Contemporary fire regimes across this area have significant implications for greenhouse gas emissions, carbon
Auricht Projects was contracted by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources to develop a series of broad scale conceptual models for the major social and ecological systems (SES) or landscapes in the South East NRM Region of South
Auricht Projects was contracted by the South East Natural Resources Management Board and Natural Resources South East to develop a framework to identify, illustrate and document Aboriginal values for different wetland types and watercourses in a format suitable for input into the
In 2012 Auricht Projects co-led the development of a background report to underpin a major Australian International Food Security Research Centre (AIFSRC) and International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) workshop on Food Nutrition in Eastern and Southern Africa.
Auricht Projects was recently engaged by the South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) as part of the National Partnership Agreement between the Australian Government and Jurisdictions, to facilitate the development of a state-wide spatial database of water related assets and an assessment of their vulnerability to Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development.
Auricht Projects was engaged by the Office of Water Science in 2014 to facilitate an expert workshop and lead the development of a Technical Report for the Independent Expert Scientific Committee (IESC) on ‘Modelling water related ecological responses to coal seam gas extraction and coal mining’.
Auricht Projects led the development of conceptual models for the South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) to identify and illustrate key aquatic ecosystem types in the Lake Eyre Basin and their potential vulnerability to Coal Seam
Auricht Projects recently completed the development of a series of conceptual models for major Social and Ecological Systems to support NRM planning in the SE NRM Region. Involved development of specific models identifying landscape components, processes, values and threats plus a
Between 2008 and 2013 Auricht Projects proposed the concept and led the development of the interim Australian National Aquatic Ecosystem Classification (ANAE). The outputs of this process have been incorporated into the Australian Governments Aquatic Ecosystems Toolkit Involved high level
Auricht Projects was engaged by the Australian International Food Security Research Centre (AIFSRC) to develop a simple web mapping application identifying where they work, with links to specific project details. Functionality is also included to link to either a project
Auricht Projects was engaged by AgResearch Limited in New Zealand to develop a proto-type weed mapping application to capture information on weed occurrence for over 100 weed species in New Zealand. Key requirements included administrator and moderator functionality, ability to
The national and regional planning framework for the systematic development of a comprehensive, adequate and representative ‘CAR’ National Reserve System is provided by the Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA). IBRA is endorsed by all levels of government as a