International Tropical Agriculture Conference

Shaping the science of tomorrow

11-13 November 2019

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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.

QAAFI’s vision is to improve the productivity, competitiveness and sustainability of tropical and subtropical food, fibre and agribusiness industries.

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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


Agricultural research institution in Australia - UQ (NTU rankings 2019)


Global agriculture research institution - UQ (NTU rankings 2020)


UQ is ranked 18th globally for Plant & Animal Science (NTU 2020). 

General enquiries

Phone: +61 7 3346 0550 (QAAFI UQ St Lucia)
QAAFI media enquires: Margaret Puls, +61 7 3346 0553
UQ media enquires: M: +61 429 056 139 (after hours)


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 4069, Australia

International Tropical Agriculture Conference

11-13 November 2019 | Brisbane Australia​

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