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Sustainable and profitable farming

We're working on integrated solutions that will provide sustainable diets for all amid global challenges.

To feed the world's population and support national economies and rural livelihoods, we need to continue finding innovative solutions for agriculture, land use and food security. At the same time, there are challenges of resource competition, degradation and climate change.

Boosting production alone will not be enough to maintain a healthy population; we also need to increase the availability of nutritious food.

We are taking an integrated approach to addressing many of the challenges facing Australian and global agriculture, including the following.

  • Providing expertise in participatory design, and value chain analysis that contribute to research for development and policy platforms.
  • Researching how agriculture and food systems can transform to achieve sustainable diets for all, contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Researching global land use and the economic context in which food is produced through contributing to global integrated assessments and international research initiatives.
  • Developing technologies and practices to reduce and account for greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation potential across the value chain.
  • Providing practical adaptation strategies that will ensure the long term viability of rural enterprises and communities threatened by climate change.
  • Providing in-depth knowledge of systems and innovation to help partners target interventions that deliver the greatest impact.
  • Identifying challenges and opportunities for innovation in agri-food systems.
  • Brokering partnerships across agri-food research and business.

Agricultural challenges

A range of solutions and contributions are needed across the public and private sectors, from biotechnology to implementing ecological principles into agricultural systems.

Our research aims to create opportunities for agriculture internationally that helps deliver on the global sustainable development goals and positions Australian agriculture and agricultural research to prosper in a rapidly changing world.

For more information on our work, visit Food Systems and Global Change.

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