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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.

CSIRO and food production: securing our food future

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

Farming systems

Finding better ways to manage agricultural systems and lands so that food and fibre production can be sustained in balance with environmental and socioeconomic outcomes.

Carbon and rural land use: key findings

This report brings together much of the latest research on emission reduction and offsets in rural land, including the potential of forests as carbon sinks.

Dr Aysha Fleming: understanding community responses to climate change

Dr Aysha Fleming is a social scientist working in the Science into Society group, based in Hobart, Tasmania. Dr Fleming brings an academic background in adult education, social research in agriculture, communication of climate change and rural sociology.

New edition of soil analysis 'bible' released

A new ‘bible’ on analysing soils for factors like carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and toxic substances, was released in Canberra last night at the Australasian Soil & Plant Analysis Council Conference.

More efficient use of farm inputs key to growth

More efficient use of farm inputs is critical to ensuring continued productivity growth in Australia and New Zealand agriculture, according to CSIRO scientist Dr Michael Robertson.

CSIRO and Bayer to focus on sustainable crops

CSIRO and Bayer CropScience are embarking on a new two-year research program designed to assess the sustainability of new generation crops.

World Food Day – CSIRO rising to the challenges

Australian farmers feed over 60 million people a day and CSIRO research aims to maintain and grow this productivity in the face of the significant challenges of greenhouse gas abatement, climate change and land degradation.

Bringing back the box gum grassy woodlands (Podcast 20 Dec 2011)

Australian agriculture faces a big challenge: to produce more food to feed a growing population while using fewer resources, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, coping with climate change, and looking after natural ecosystems. (4:05)

Environmetrics

Australia's largest team of environmental statisticians is working on the big issues that face environmental managers, policymakers and ... all of us.

Waite Campus, Adelaide, South Australia

CSIRO at the Waite Campus undertakes a range of research in land and water management, sustainable farming systems, precision agriculture, plant science and mathematics and statistics.

Catchment response to farm scale land use change: the journey

This 23-page technical report documents the journey of the Catchment Response to Farm Scale Land Use Change project in the Simmons Creek catchment, which exports salt into Billabong Creek near Walbundrie in southern New South Wales, Australia.

A National Indigenous Climate Change Opportunities Roadmap

This information outlines the process and outcomes anticipated from the project to develop new opportunities for Indigenous communities and enterprises. (2 pages)

National Research Flagship Collaboration Fund: Sustainable Agriculture Flagship Cluster Specification

Read the specifications for the Sustainable Agriculture Cluster Specification 2010: Measuring and Managing Methane Emissions from Livestock: from Laboratory to Landscape. (2 pages)

National Research Flagship Collaboration Fund: Sustainable Agriculture Flagship Cluster Specification

Read the specifications for the Sustainable Agriculture Cluster Specification 2010: Bio-economic Drivers of Agricultural Productivity. (2 pages)

Soil Carbon Sequestration Potential: A review for Australian agriculture

This report clarifies some of the uncertainties around soil carbon and the role of soil carbon sequestration in reducing greenhouse gas emissions (89 pages).

Contributing authors: Northern Australia Land and Water Science Review 2009

This three page document lists the contributing institutions and authors involved in producing the Northern Australia Land and Water Science Review 2009. The report was coordinated by CSIRO to inform the Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce.

Science for tomorrow: New developments

This article from Farming Ahead contains three stories on influenza diagnosis and surveillance in South-East Asia, a sustainable bioenergy report and dual-purpose crops. (1 page)

Catchment response to farm scale land use change

A 92-page report of the Catchment Response to Farm Scale Land Use Change project in the Simmons Creek catchment, which exports salt into Billabong Creek near Walbundrie in southern New South Wales, Australia.

CSIRO Times: Cattle Methane Research Update 2011

This edition of the CSIRO Times was produced in conjunction with the Lansdown Field Day in May 2011. It highlights CSIRO's research to accurately measure methane emissions from Australia's northern beef herd. (2 pages)

Water footprints of wheat, barley and oats in New South Wales

The potential impacts on water resources from wheat, oats and barley have been examined in a pilot project. (22 pages)

Scientists draw a line in the sand on climate change (Podcast 28 Sep 2009)

CSIRO has contributed to a new approach to help safeguard the world from dangerous levels of climate change and other global environmental threats through the setting of planetary boundaries. (9:25)

Improving the livelihoods of coffee growers in the highlands of Papua New Guinea

CSIRO is working with smallholder families to increase the productivity of coffee-based farming systems.

Science for tomorrow: New developments

This extract from Farming Ahead contains four stories on rainfall decline, Fusarium, the 'Cottonscope' and sustainable crops. (1 page)

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