CSIRO and food production: securing our food future
Delivering science to enhance food production and quality in Australia and internationally.
10 November 2010 | Updated 14 October 2011
Access to food and the need to increase food production are two major issues for the world. The world's food supply faces unprecedented challenges from:
- population growth
- increased competition for land and water
- diversions of food to other uses such as biofuels
- climate change
- economic development leading to changes in food consumption.
Agriculture and food research is typically cross-disciplinary, incorporating aspects of agronomy, economics, ecology, plant and animal biology, genetics, social science, material science and climate science.
CSIRO researchers are working with industries and communities across Australia and internationally to raise agricultural productivity; preserve land, water and biodiversity assets for the long term; and improve livelihoods for rural communities.
Learn more below or find out more about some of our research on the following pages.