Agriculture

Soil is at the centre of our lives – it’s keeping us alive, literally! So it’s important we look after the soil that looks after us. A big part of that is access to quality soil data. A new collaborative initiative, the Australian National Soil Information System (ANSIS), is aiming to do just that – provide online access to shared, nationally consistent soil data and information. ANSIS will give us a better understanding of our soils, enabling us to better manage them.

Cattle in a pasture drinking from trough

New maps reveal how climate change could shift agricultural and pastoral margins in Africa by 2050. The CSIRO led data-driven research aims to give farmers – and the global community – insights to safeguard food security and livelihoods into the future.

What do our gut microbiome, soil, persistent chemicals and dung beetles have in common? That’s what our MOSH Future Science Platform is working to find out.

In a world where nutrient deficiencies are common and food costs are rising, could a healthier form of rice be a solution?

How do we produce more protein to feed more people in a more sustainable way? One innovative technique that has emerged as a potential frontrunner in Australia is precision fermentation.

CSIRO Agriculture and Food Director Dr Michael Robertson discusses the trends and research opportunities shaping the industry’s future.

Yellow flowers of a canola field under a clear blue sky.

A changing climate, declining arable lands and an increasing demand for more environmentally friendly products is making us think outside the box when it comes to food production and traditional agricultural production. How can we produce more food with fewer resources?

Australia’s red meat industry has set itself a goal to be carbon neutral by 2030. CSIRO is working with Meat & Livestock Australia on the science to support this ambition.

Nitrogen is key to producing the world’s crops – but it comes at a cost. New research from CSIRO is developing future crops that produce their own fertiliser.