Research, science and technology for agriculture

Research, science and technology underpins growth in the agriculture sector, including improving plant varieties, health and food knowledge, and biosecurity.

Use the links below to help you learn more about:

  • current research areas in your industry
  • organisations that conduct research
  • ways to access research outcomes and future plans
  • facilities for trials, developing technology and innovation.

You may also find research papers and outcomes available through the links below that will help you advance your business, adopt informed innovation and support your development and investment proposals.

Agriculture and food

Agribusiness research, innovation and technology

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) and Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment invest in research, innovation and technology that is vital to improve and grow Australia's agriculture, fisheries, forestry and food industries.

AgTech industry development support

Learn about technology support for primary industries and associated supply chains to improve efficiency and profitability, including current and emerging technologies.

Agriculture and food research by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

CSIRO agriculture and food research helps improve productivity, profitability and sustainability in cropping, livestock production, aquaculture, horticulture and the food industry.

Agriculture and food research stations and facilities in Queensland

Find out about the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries' research stations and facilities as well as other food and agriculture research centres in Queensland.

Fisheries and food systems

Read this open access journal to explore the importance of small-scale fisheries and food systems to the challenges of food security at local, regional and global levels.

International agricultural systems research

The Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research delivers the Australian Government's overseas aid program supporting the development of productive and sustainable agriculture systems for developing countries and Australia.

Queensland Government agriculture research, development and extension

Learn about Queensland Government research, development and extension services, including fisheries and aquaculture research, extension services in reef catchments, food pilot plan and a 10-year roadmap and action plan for agriculture and food.

Rural Research and Development Corporations network

The rural research and development corporations network across agriculture, fisheries and forestry will assist you to research, develop and extend your primary production to become more productive, profitable and sustainable, with flow-on benefits for the community.

Northern Australia Environmental Research Portal

The Northern Australia Environmental Research Portal brings together more than a decade of environmental knowledge used to underpin improved planning, management and policy in northern Australia. Find out how learning from this research is being applied and built on.

Industry-specific research and development

The following industry-specific organisations invest in scientific research, new innovative technologies, and new systems and management activities:


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