CSIRO and food production: securing our food future
CSIRO's international research
As Australia's leading research agency, CSIRO is contributing to food research both at home and internationally. We work with farming communities particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.
CSIRO is involved in over 740 international research activities per year. We are working with other Australian Government agencies and are in partnership with institutions in more than 80 countries to build capacity and help address critical development challenges.
We are working with:
Some of the biggest gains in food production can be achieved in the developing world. For example, reducing losses of crops from rodent pests could make a significant difference. Rodent pests are one of the main causes of rice losses throughout Asia causing an average loss of 15 per cent of rice crop every year.
Some examples of the work we do: