CSIRO and food production: securing our food future
Limiting weeds and pests
Increasing globalisation has lead to an increase in invasions by new species around the world, and Australia is no exception.
In Australia, 25 per cent of the cost of food products come from invasive weeds, pests and diseases.
CSIRO research has helped Australian agriculture remain relatively free of many of the pests and diseases that attack crops and livestock in other countries.
Some examples of the work we do: