The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) is a world leading research institute, and among only a handful of similar scientific organisations anywhere in the world.

Formed from the combined scientific expertise of researchers from The University of Queensland and the Queensland Government, QAAFI is comprised of three 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. 


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


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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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