Our research aims to solve societal problems to assist to create a world where humanity and the environment can thrive.
We strive to achieve real impact in the diverse agricultural communities and environments in which we work. This means that we want to see our research used to drive the global agenda to adapt food systems to global change and make diets healthier, make agricultural systems more sustainable, and improve productivity and profitability of smallholder farms.
We plan impact pathways for our projects and activities, by identifying how project outputs can feed into desired outcomes and have far reaching impact.
See below for examples of how our work has resulted in changes or benefits to the economy, society and environment.
Catalysing collaboration between industry and research Applied Research and Innovation Systems in Agriculture (ARISA) was an AUD 8 million program under the Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Rural Development (AIP-Rural) that supported the Government of Indonesia’s development strategy to accelerate poverty reduction through inclusive economic growth. The program focused on commercial application of innovation in agriculture, bringing together […]
The challenge Livestock are crucial to the livelihoods of more than 900 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. However, there are large production yield gaps in livestock systems in these two regions. This means that most of the time, farmers produce much lower yields than they could achieve. To increase yields sustainably, development […]
The challenge Globally, 800 million people are hungry, two billion suffer from micronutrient deficiencies, and two billion are overweight or obese. The structure of global food production, and diversity of food supply are key to debates on how food should be produced and are fundamental for the design of feasible responses to improve food production […]