Precision crop stubble grazing to benefit farmers in vulnerable times
The nutritional value of crop stubble for grazing sheep has been reassessed for the first time in 25 years. A new tool will also help farmers review their practices to get the most benefit.
A $25bn economic opportunity for food and agribusiness industry
CSIRO Futures Lead Economist, Dr Katherine Wynn, discusses how investment and innovation in Australian agribusiness could drive billions of dollars in economic growth.
How to bend the curve of future biodiversity loss
New research, published in Nature, shows that it's possible to both feed the world and bend the curve on biodiversity loss.
FarmPrint: a monitoring and benchmarking tool to help farmers reduce their emissions
Work is underway to help Australian farmers better understand their emissions via a new monitoring and benchmarking tool to help them make their farms more sustainable.
Soils ain’t soils – carbon farming offers fertile future
Increasing the amount of carbon stored in agricultural soils can help mitigate rising greenhouse gas emissions and sustain agricultural productivity. Carbon farming is a key plank of Australia’s climate mitigation efforts, and CSIRO scientists are looking for new and innovative approaches to help realise the benefits for all.
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.