Time to beef up agrifood supply chains
COVID-19 has exposed vulnerabilities in our global food systems, which have become designed around “just-in-time” principles to maximise efficiency. As we start to look at what life will be like after this pandemic, can we reconfigure our supply chains around resilience and sustainability to guard against the impact of future shocks?
Livestock producers weigh drought recovery options
With droughts predicted to increase in frequency and duration, the time of recovery is when livestock producers need to prepare for future droughts.
How community level transition planning is critical for recovery and resilience in drought affected regions
Regional communities can make necessary changes in response to droughts and other related challenges including the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic using a transition planning approach that builds their resilience and sustainability into the future.
Recovery of Australia’s soils following bushfires
While attention to bushfire recovery often centres on above ground developments – rebuilt buildings and a return of green tree canopies – it's what happens below the surface that often determines how successful recovery actually is.
Should I eat more or less dairy if I want a low emission diet?
Australian adults are not eating enough dairy. Some are concerned dairy products have high greenhouse gas emissions. New research shows healthier diets with lower GHG emissions can include dairy.
Global trade crucial to resilient food systems: lessons from African swine fever
Disease outbreaks, like extreme events can strike anywhere, at any time. Hot on the heels of severe bushfires in Australia over the summer, heat waves in India and Japan, and locust plagues in Eastern Africa, we have COVID-19. Another disease outbreak is looming large in the agriculture sector: African swine fever.
WA farmers staying ahead of the curve, despite 100-year rainfall decline
Despite a rainfall decrease in Western Australia’s wheatbelt between 1900 and 2016, which has shifted wheat yield potential southwest by an average of 70km, actual wheat yields have increased.
Helping sugarcane farmers reduce impacts of cropping on the Great Barrier Reef
In a world first, we've developed a new suite of apps to help sugarcane farmers in far north Queensland manage fertiliser use and reduce nitrogen runoff onto the Great Barrier Reef.