Partnering with international communities to create sustainable livelihoods
CSIRO scientists are researching development issues including food security, sustainable forestry and natural resource management.
22 June 2011 | Updated 27 June 2012
Working with communities and local researchers we are identifying pathways to develop and improve sustainable livelihoods and increase the capability of our partners.
CSIRO is developing strong international research partnerships that can assist rural communities to raise agricultural and forest productivity, whilst minimising greenhouse gas emissions and reducing unintended impacts of these production practices.
Priority research areas include addressing issues of food and fibre security in Africa, Asia and the Pacific.
Benefits to Australia
Through working with developing countries, CSIRO aims to provide technical assistance to developing sustainable livelihoods.
However, many of the experiences and knowledge of our international partners could inform domestic approaches to natural resource management in Australia. Hence the Flagship is seeking to form meaningful two-way relationships with our international partners.
Read more about Sustainable Agriculture Flagship.