The Resilience Initiative for Food and Agriculture
The Resilience Initiative for Food and Agriculture (RIFA) is a partnership between CSIRO, ANU 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
Dr Lilly Lim-Camacho
Research Group Leader, Climate Smart Agriculture
CSIRO Agriculture and Food
T: +61 7 3327 4730
Dr Steven Crimp
Research Fellow, Climate Change Institute
Fenner School of Environment and Society
Australian National University
T: +61 2 6125 7265