About QAAFI

We are a research institute of The University of Queensland, one of the world’s leading research providers in tropical and sub-tropical agriculture and food production. We work across crops, horticulture, animals, and nutrition and food sciences, and are supported by industry and the Queensland Government. 

QAAFI is comprised of four inter-related research centres, with a focus on the challenges facing tropical and sub-tropical food and agribusiness sectors in the tropical and subtropical systems. Our vision is sustainable agriculture and food achieved through science and innovation.

#1

agricultural research institution in Australia - UQ (NTU rankings 2017)

#5

global agriculture research institution - UQ (NTU rankings 2017)

#1

agricultural patents lodged in Australia - UQ (2015 Thomson Reuters)

QAAFI's mission and vision

Our mission is to significantly improve the competitiveness and sustainability of tropical and sub-tropical agriculture and food sectors through high-impact science. Our vision is sustainable agriculture and food achieved through science and innovation. We aim to be a world leading research institute in plant science, animal science, and nutrition and food sciences, delivering outcomes in discovery, learning, and engagement. 

  • 450

    people at QAAFI

  • 238

    HDR students advised to date

  • $225 M

    external research funding

  • 165

    active research contracts

  • 30+

    countries collaborating in research

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