These themes have a dual goal of informing policy and decision making, and building capacity among early-career researchers and academics.

Cross-cutting, novel and comprehensive research is being produced in the following broad areas:

  • Agriculture-environment-health nexus
  • Water-energy-food nexus
  • Climate variability and change and resilience
  • Early warning systems (Big data)

These overarching, inter/trans/multidisciplinary themes are underpinned by robust work being done within the following focused pillars of research:

  • Agricultural water management
  • Seed Knowledge and systems
  • Breeding and crop improvement
  • Crop physiology
  • Crop-climate modelling
  • GIS and remote sensing
  • Primary production, farming and cropping systems
  • Post-harvest handling and storage
  • Processing and product development