Australia’s agriculture and food sectors are rapidly evolving, driven by changing consumer needs and pressure on our resources to feed more people. New science and technology to help these industries thrive are continuously in development, and the pace of change is accelerating.
Our consultancy team, CSIRO Futures, brings together expert knowledge in science, technology and economics to help organisations and governments explore emerging opportunities across agriculture and food, enabling business growth and competitiveness and industry development.
We can help you explore what’s possible for your agricultural/food business or organisation by offering:
- Techno-economic analysis to investigate the costs and revenue potential of a particular technology, innovation or sub-sector to help you prioritise your investments.
- Analysis of emerging tech-based opportunities that have the potential to transform existing industries, with tailored guidance on how you can make the most of them.
- Exploration of tech-based opportunities that have the potential to create new industries, such as in the developing areas of synthetic biology or alternative proteins, with in-depth analysis of how your specific area/business can leverage these opportunities.
- Development of national-scale roadmaps that provide longer-term blueprints of tech-based opportunities and ecosystem priorities to drive investment and industry development in Australia.
Agriculture and Food
Australia's Protein Roadmap
This Roadmap provides a strategic overview of Australia’s potential to help meet growing global protein demand by producing a wider variety of protein foods and ingredients and reaching new markets.
Australia’s Biosecurity Future: Unlocking the next decade of resilience
The Australia's Biosecurity Future report provides a transformational vision for a resilient biosecurity system in 2030, and outlines what needs to happen to get there.
On-farm applications of advanced bioengineering
AgriFutures Australia engaged CSIRO to assess eight on-farm applications of advanced bioengineering techniques for Australia’s agriculture, aquaculture and forestry industries over the next 10 years.
Growth opportunities for Australian food & agribusiness
This report from 2017 provides an economic analysis of the sector's opportunities as well as its potential market size.
Food and Agribusiness Roadmap
This Roadmap developed in 2017 identified major growth opportunities in the food and agribusiness sector.
Plastic pervasive in food supply: new study
Micro and nano plastics are pervasive in our food supply and research is needed to learn more about potential food safety and security risks.
Energy and Resources
CSIRO provides a range of consultancy services in the Energy and Resources sectors. Our latest reports demonstrate an evidence-based analysis of long term trends and how they could impact industries and nations in the future.
CSIRO provides a range of consultancy services across a range of future industry sectors. Our latest reports demonstrate an evidence-based analysis of long term trends and how they could impact industries and nations in the future.
Health and Biosecurity
CSIRO provides a range of consultancy services in the health and medical technology sectors. Our latest reports demonstrate an evidence-based analysis of long term trends and how they could impact industries and nations in the future.