Sustainable farming overview

CSIRO is identifying ways to improve farm management to help agriculture remain productive, profitable and environmentally sustainable into the future.

CSIRO and food production: securing our food future

CSIRO is delivering science to improve food production systems and food quality in Australia and internationally.

Gene technology

Learn more about gene technology, how it impacts our lives and the research CSIRO is undertaking in this field.

Farm management overview

CSIRO researches farm management including crops, pastures and livestock to improve production.
CSIRO researches farm management including crops, pastures and livestock to improve profitability and sustainability along the entire production chain.

The High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre

The High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre is constructing a flotilla of phenomics instruments to take into the field, improving phenomic analysis of plants.

Small-scale commercial preservation of acid foods

The acidity of a food affects its ability to resist spoilage. Food preservation techniques must take account of acidity to ensure optimal quality.

Grapes and wine overview

CSIRO is contributing to improving the production, processing and marketing of grapes and grape products.  

Developing a sustainable plantation-based wood supply in Indonesia and Vietnam

Over the last two decades, CSIRO has worked with research agencies, wood-growing and wood-processing industries, and rural communities in Indonesia and Vietnam to develop a sustainable plantation resource based on tropical Acacia species.

Low gluten foods

This two-page information sheet is about CSIRO research into developing low gluten barley. This is the first step towards providing the Australian public with a range of low gluten products.

Native plants and forestry

CSIRO studies Australian native plants to better understand their variety, needs and role in contemporary ecosystems.

New stock assessment techniques for the Northern Prawn Fishery

New data and innovative modelling technology have led to more accurate stock assessments for the Northern Prawn Fishery.

Creating omega-3 in grains

Scientists from our Food Futures Flagship are working to create commercial oilseed varieties that produce healthy omega-3 oils.

Precision Agriculture: profiting from variation

CSIRO's Precision Agriculture research is helping farmers understand and benefit from landscape variation.

Sustainable food manufacturing

Food manufacturers who respond effectively to climate change will have the advantage of being at the forefront of a new consumer trend - sustainably manufactured foods.

Improving tiger prawn farming

Captive breeding techniques could grow better quality tiger prawns and achieve higher income for Australian farmers.

Protecting crops against Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus

Plants with total immunity to the devastating Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus could be a step closer thanks to breeding of resistant species and the creation of a synthetic gene primed to recognise the virus and destroy it. (2 pages)