Research and development activities

Research and development is critical to maximise the economic contribution of Queensland's agricultural industries. It must be geared to the needs of local industry and backed by cutting edge technologies that are sustainable and sensitive to consumer demands.

The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries works to provide higher quality and affordable food and fibre to consumers, and to boost the economic performance and environmental sustainability of Queensland agriculture.

Effective and targeted research and development will steer the next wave of productivity growth in Queensland agriculture, in partnership with industry, universities and other research providers.

Research areas

Our scientists work in partnership with industry, universities and other research providers to find solutions that will maintain international competitiveness, viability and profitability, and increase market share within environmentally sustainable production systems. Programmes available include the following:

Research facilities

The following facilities within Queensland focus on different research and development activities, depending on the agricultural opportunities within each region.


Animal and plant science

Food science

More information

  • Contact our Customer Service Centre if you have any questions about research and development activities within Queensland agriculture.