There is increasing demand for sustainable land management.
Advancing Agricultural Productivity and Environmental Health
The Sustainable Agriculture Flagship researchers are working to identify opportunities and pathways to increase productivity whilst maintaining natural resource function and ecosystem health.
16 September 2010 | Updated 8 October 2012
In Australia, as in the wider world, the food production challenge is now set in an environment where land, water, energy and labour resources are more constrained and competition for these resources is more intense.
Research opportunities include trialling new land-use systems and innovative farm industry management practices.
To address these challenges, agricultural production requires innovative and practical research.
Research opportunities include trialling new land-use systems, innovative farm and industry management practices and improving the efficiency with which producers use natural resources such as soil and water.
Research for productivity improvements
There are five areas of research targeting productivity improvements while enhancing environmental health.
1. Frontiers of farm productivity
2. Efficient and sustainable water use
3. Enterprise efficiency
4. Multi-functional biodiverse landscapes
5. Functional soils for sustainable farming systems
Read more about CSIRO's research in the Sustainable Agriculture Flagship.