TropAg international agriculture conference 

Monday 31 October to Wednesday 2 November 2022 at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

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Sustainable agriculture and food

The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) is a research institute of The University of Queensland (UQ), supported by the Queensland Government.

As one of the few research-intensive universities worldwide located in a subtropical environment, UQ is a global leader in agriculture and food science research in subtropical and tropical production systems.

Agriculture-related research at UQ is consistently ranked among the best in the world.

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QAAFI's vision and purpose

Our vision is to enable Queensland and Australia to be the globally recognised leader in high impact subtropical and tropical agrifood research and knowledge leadership, advancing the competitiveness and sustainability of agriculture and food systems.

Our purpose is to solve major challenges in a rapidly changing world by conducting and leading collaborative research, innovation and capacity building through trusted partnerships in agriculture, food, and nutrition.

Our strategic plan aligns five drivers for success across four centres and strategic themes.

Strategic Drivers – Aligning our five drivers of success:

1. Sharp focus on innovation, industry outcomes and local and global opportunities (for Queensland, Australia, and the region).
2. World-class multidisciplinary research excellence with critical mass delivering relevant and actionable solutions.
3. Being a strategy and team-driven Institute unleashing individual brilliance.
4. Leveraging across the full capacity of our alliance partners, UQ and DAF.
5. Strengthening the development of industry-engaged world-class higher degree students and researchers.

Strategic Themes – QAAFI will build on its four discipline Centres (Crop Science, Animal Science, Horticultural Science and Nutrition & Food Sciences) to establish four cross-cutting themes that focus on solutions and impact:

1. Agribusiness, Value Chains, and the Bioeconomy
2. Predictive Agriculture
3. Sustainable Agrifood Systems
4. Healthy Agriculture and Food for Healthy Communities 

Critical Success Factors and Key Enablers

  • Alliance Partner Engagement
  • Collaboration & External Stakeholders
  • Industry & Community, Impact & Translation
  • People, Culture & Leadership
  • Resources & Funding

 

QAAFI research centres

The digital revolution continues to transform agriculture, in the way it has transformed other key industries, such as telecommunications, banking and mining.

Digital agriculture makes use of integrated and connected computerised tools and information, to improve decision-making and productivity across all stages of food production – from genetics to farm management, transport and to the consumer.

Agriculture is yet to experience the full effect of digital technology but leads the way in some of the frontier digital sciences, such as linking remote sensing and predictive systems with genetics and genomics. Read more about digital agriculture.

Explore our capabilities in Digital Agriculture

#1

Agricultural research institution in Australia - UQ (NTU rankings 2020)

#3

Global agriculture research institution - UQ (NTU rankings 2020)

#1

Food science and technology in the AWRU Global Ranking (Australia) 2021.

General enquiries

Email: qaafi@uq.edu.au
Phone: +61 7 3346 0550 
(QAAFI UQ St Lucia)
QAAFI media: +61 7 3346 2092
UQ media: +61 429 056 139 (AH)

Location

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)
​Level 2, Queensland Bioscience Precinct (Building #80)
306 Carmody Road
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia

 

UQ acknowledges the Traditional Owners and their custodianship of the lands on which UQ is situated. — Reconciliation statement