CSIRO has operated in northern Australia for more than 70 years and continues to maintain a strong presence in the region.
Northern Australia’s beef herd comprises 12.5 million cattle and makes up 90 per cent of Australia’s live cattle exports. CSIRO has developed a series of tools to help improve the efficiency of the transport that keeps this industry moving.
Dual-purpose Cropping in the High Rainfall Zone
A new CSIRO project takes dual-purpose crops to the whole-farm level, increasing flexibility for farmers as climate conditions become more challenging and offering potential extra earnings of A$150m per year in New South Wales alone.
Bee sensors take flight to help farmers
Thousands of honey bees in Australia are being fitted with tiny sensors as part of a world-first research program to monitor the insects and their environment using a technique known as 'swarm sensing'.
Investing in our future
An estimated one billion people around the world go to sleep hungry each night. With the global population expected to rise from seven to nine billion by 2050, one of the biggest challenges the world faces is food security – that is, ensuring there is enough food for all.
Australian Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship
CSIRO’s Sustainable Agriculture Flagship and the University of Tasmania, via the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA), invite self-funded candidates or those qualifying for Australian Postgraduate Awards or equivalent base scholarships to apply for an elite (top up) scholarship to conduct a PhD in sustainable agricultural systems.