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Australia’s Deputy PM and Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, addressing July 2017’s FAO Ministerial Conference in Rome, said the world must act now to meet growing global food demand – and that doing so means backing farmers, innovating and improving infrastructure and trade.
This short animation from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) depicts the current state of global soil resources and offers options for managing soils sustainably.
NSW Department of Primary Industries, working with US scientists, are on track to deliver dual-purpose perennial wheat varieties tailored to conditions Down Under that enable more flexible, sustainable cropping systems.
Get your entries in for this year’s Royal Melbourne Show sheep and wool competitions, with prestigious awards for best stud sheep in breed, best interbreed and best fleece in show – and tens of thousands of dollars in prize money up for grabs.
The early findings of UNE researcher Dr Matt Tighe, who’s been measuring the long-term effects of copper smelting at sites in central Thailand that date back 3,000-4,000 years raise troubling questions about the longevity of soil pollutants and the threat they may pose to future food security.
There is a fearful irony to recent news of flooding at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway. This was supposed to be humanity’s most impregnable bulwark against famine, but it is now endangered by global warming, one of the very threats that it was supposed to protect us from.
The University of Newcastle’s brand-new $15m laboratory facilities will be used for cutting-edge research to help improve agricultural soils and remediate polluted sites across Australia and the world.
The Australian Academy of Science’s new Decadal Plan for Australian Agricultural Sciences 2017-26, set to inform the nation’s next decade of ag R&D, puts the focus on innovation and technology – from genomics and big data to climate and metabolic engineering.
A revolutionary nanotech film developed by researchers at the Electron Science Research Institute in Perth promises to power next-gen greenhouses that can grow food sustainably and self-sufficiently virtually anywhere on Earth.
The Australian Government will contribute $8.3m over four years to help industry implement the new Livestock Global Assurance Program (LGAP), a scheme designed to cut red tape for Australian livestock exporters and boost trade efficiency and competitiveness.