World experts in food security will meet in Brisbane to address one of the most urgent challenges humanity is currently facing: how to improve crops to feed the growing population while dealing with the devastating impacts of drought, water insecurity and climate change.
QUT has partnered with Hort Innovation under the Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI) to advance the use of next-generation genetic sequencing technologies, giving Australia’s horticulture sector a competitive boost through faster access to new plant stock.
Applications are open for the Sugar Industry Travel and Learning Awards (STLA) through Sugar Research Australia (SRA).
Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovations, be it simple solutions or satellite-based technologies, will help prevent a drought from turning into famine and forced displacement and to reverse desertification, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said.
Helping high rainfall zone (HRZ) grain growers and their advisers to reduce the gap between current and potential crop yields will be the focus of coming Western Australian events.
Despite Adelaide experiencing its wettest day in more than two years in June 2019, a new study by UniSA shows droughts are becoming longer and more severe in South Australia.