Our world-leading research addresses complex international concerns about food security and sustainable agricultural production.

Balancing how to feed a growing world population against rising affluence in developing countries, diminishing natural resources, and the need to improve productivity while minimising environmental insult is our primary focus.

Our unique geographical location, multidisciplinary and collaborative nature, and stellar track record of innovation and research translation make us global leaders in tropical and sub-tropical agricultural systems research.

Research clusters

Our research is focused within four broad areas, although our individual researchers’ expertise and methodologies cross these boundaries.

Collaborate, discover, innovate

Our vibrant, cross-disciplinary research environment ensures continuity of our activities and impacts within the broad food-environment-rural community nexus.

Case study: growing ideas for a better future

UQ is leading a vital agricultural partnership between research institutions and industry to increase efficiency in crop plant breeding, ultimately helping to overcome global food shortages.

Read our case study