CSIRO and food production: securing our food future
Sustainable agriculture and natural resource management
Australia's agriculture is highly susceptible to climate variability and change. There are increasing constraints on irrigation water availability, changes in soils, land use, pests, diseases, biodiversity decline, and changes in markets and social systems.
Many countries, including Australia, are facing increased degradation of natural resources. Key CSIRO research is informing the sustainable use of land and water for food and fibre production, healthier environments, biodiversity and sustainable livelihoods.
Some examples of the work we do:
CSIRO's national irrigation research and development program is addressing a range of issues including water savings, water allocation, groundwater-dependent irrigation systems, irrigation system harmonisation and climate risk management.
Discover more about our National Research Flagships.