#083 Adam Dawes about the wool industry on the Falkland Islands
Adam Dawes is the Senior Agriculture Advisor for the Falkland Islands Government. In his Wool Academy Podcast interview, Adam gives an introduction to the sheep and wool industry of the Falkland Islands. He gives insights into the benefits of the islands' wool as well as the struggles and opportunities the industry faces.
About Adam Dawes
Adam Dawes is the Senior Agriculture Advisor for the Falkland Islands Government. He grew up on a superfine wool farm in Southern New South Wales (Australia). Adam studied Agronomy at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga before working as an agronomist, providing advice to sheep and cattle farmers near his hometown. Leaving agronomy Adam worked for 8 years in the Australian government in various roles relating to plant biosecurity. In 2015 Adam was attracted to a role working with the Falkland Islands Government seeking a career break and a once in a lifetime adventure for his young family. Adam has enjoyed the move back to the wool industry and is looking forward to the global wool industry developing as consumers begin to develop a well-deserved appreciation for the positive attributes and sustainability of our wonderful fiber.
[spp-timestamp time="01:16"] About Adam Dawes
[spp-timestamp time="05:04"] About the Falkland Islands wool industry
[spp-timestamp time="09:10"] How did the sheep industry develop on the Falkland Islands
[spp-timestamp time="10:13"] The landscape of the Falkland Islands
[spp-timestamp time="11:42"] What makes the Falkland Islands wool special
[spp-timestamp time="12:57"] Where is the Falkland Islands wool exported to
[spp-timestamp time="13:39"] What kind of bi-lateral agreements do the Falkland Islands have
[spp-timestamp time="14:03"] What kind of products is Falkland wool used for best?
[spp-timestamp time="15:51"] The challenges of the Falkland Islands wool growers face
[spp-timestamp time="16:45"] A typical day of Adam Dawes
[spp-timestamp time="18:03"] Where penguins and sheep are best friends
[spp-timestamp time="19:56"] The importance for the Falkland Islands to connect internationally
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