Feed the world

14 August 2018

With the global population expected to reach eight billion by 2040, the pressure is on to feed everyone, particularly in the tropics and subtropics where more than half the world’s population lives.

QAAFI scientists in Queensland are developing purple sweetcorn varieties with the horticulture industry to help growers respond to increasingly health-conscious consumers. Read more. 

Researchers at the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) are dedicated to improving the competitiveness and sustainability of Queensland’s tropical and subtropical agriculture and food sectors through high-impact science.

Conceived as a strategic joint initiative between the Queensland Government and The University of Queensland, QAAFI forges direct links with the agriculture industry that neither partner could achieve on their own.

According to Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj, QAAFI is a stand-out generator of innovation and impact in tropical and subtropical agriculture and food sciences, and will help meet the growing global demand for sustainable, nutritious and safe food. 

QAAFI’s extensive industry linkages, globally recognised expertise, and research infrastructure across a broad range of interconnected disciplines ensure the delivery of high-impact outcomes for the tropical and subtropical agriculture and food supply chains.

Read more for some examples