CSIRO and food production: securing our food future
Our scientists have developed new techniques to integrate farming operations and crop varieties to deal with many of the challenges to plant food production that lie ahead.
Maximising resource use efficiency in crop production means there is less environmental impact, less costs to farmers and increased yields.
Our researchers are breeding varieties of food crops and developing farming systems to produce crops with:
- higher yields
- improved reproduction
- tolerance to droughts and increased carbon dioxide
- tolerance to extreme conditions
- greater resistance to pests and diseases.
Some examples of the work we do: