The Resilience Initiative for Food and Agriculture

Boy and carabao among rice fields

Boy and carabao among rice fields. Image by Monica van Wensveen

The Resilience Initiative for Food and Agriculture (RIFA) is a partnership between CSIROANU and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It delivers science-backed, development-ready solutions for pressing agriculture and food security needs in Asia and the Pacific.

The Initiative formed in 2020 amid multiple shocks to the region’s food systems, including COVID-19, emerging pests and diseases, climate change and extreme weather events. 

Stay tuned for the RIFA website.

Partnerships for Resilience

The Resilience Initiative for Food and Agriculture brings together Australian agri-food research and industry expertise and partners in Asia and the Pacific with the aim of building more resilient agri-food systems. 

The goals of the Initiative are to:  

  • Gain better insights into food system resilience in the Asia-Pacific
  • Deliver development-ready solutions based on excellent science, shaped by local contexts  
  • Build capacity for resilience through in-country partnerships  


Contact Us

Dr Lilly Lim-Camacho

Co-Coordinator, RIFA

Research Group Leader, Climate Smart Agriculture

CSIRO Agriculture and Food


T: +61 7 3327 4730


Dr Steven Crimp 

Co-coordinator, RIFA

Research Fellow, Climate Change Institute 

Fenner School of Environment and Society

Australian National University 


T: +61 2 6125 7265