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University of Queensland student researches tan spot resistance in wheat at CIMMYT

January 21, 2019

In 2018, Tamaya Peressini, from the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), a research institute of the University of Queensland (UQ), travelled to CIMMYT in Mexico as part of …


With multi-sector support for climate-sensitive practices, African farmers can boost food security and resilience

December 14, 2018

Support for smallholder farmers to trial and select sustainable practices suited to their varying conditions is essential to build resilient farms needed to feed Africa’s soaring population, said econ …


Scientists seek key to boost yields, ensure future food supply

March 23, 2018

Crop genetic gains remain too low, and international scientists are making a concerted effort to determine how best to increase yields.


New publications: How climate-smart is conservation agriculture?

November 23, 2017

A new study shows that while CA is well suited to helping farmers adapt to, and even increase profits in changing climates, there is considerable uncertainty about how much CA contributes to the mitig …


Project helps African farmers identify regional best practices

October 11, 2017

Traditional farming systems in Africa must be updated for today’s climate and market challenges, according to a new article from the University of Queensland.