News: Completed projects

Transitioning to a water secure future in the Basin

 Transitioning to a water secure future in the Basin

This study aims to identify and analyse the impediments in water markets in the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB).

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Value chain and policy interventions to accelerate zero-till adoption across the Indo-Gangetic Plains

Burning

This project is aimed at accelerating the adoption of ZT seed drills (including the Australian-Indian designed Happy Seeder) to reduce crop residue burning and boost sustainable food energy water security across the Gangetic Plains of northern India.

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Adapting for an uncertain future: farmer behaviour in water-stressed basins

BASIN

This project aims to develop a greater understanding of farm behaviour and adaptation to water stress, to allow a new approach to water policy in a range of water catchments.

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Understanding current meat consumption trends in Australia: An analysis of the factors leading to increasing vegetarianism in Australia

Meat

The focus of the survey is on understanding reasons for recent changes in meat consumption; and identifying the importance of animal welfare as a reason for vegetarian status relative to: health and food safety; environmental concerns; a desire to exhibit different social preferences and behaviour; religion and culture, among other reasons.

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Getting to the meat of the matter: social and economic issues in animal welfare in Australia’s livestock industries

Beef Cattle

This project aims to document understandings of animal welfare along the animal production value chain in Australia, determine how these perceptions influence both consumer and industry behaviours, and provide insight on how to foster better alignment between industry practices and consumer demands.

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Developing smallholder inclusive food value chain models for local and global markets

Agrifood market

The project studies the dairy, meat, fish and horticulture sectors and draw on the experience of farmers in six economies.

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Asian Food in Transition: Priority Research for Food Security and Sustainable Futures in Australia, China and the Asia-Pacific Region

Asian Food in Transition: Priority Research for Food Security and Sustainable Futures in Australia, China and the Asia-Pacific Region

The Group Mission successfully identified a range of critical challenges and impacts facing China, and connected the need to understand and inform debate regarding how China's responses to these will affect Australia, the region (including developing countries) and global markets.

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Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative (PARDI)

Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative (PARDI)

The PARDI research program sought to promote sustainable livelihood outcomes for South Pacific households. The project involved collaborative teams of researchers from NGOs, government agencies, universities and private enterprises.

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Infant Formula Use and Decision Making Study (InFormD): Infant formula purchase decisions

Infant formula purchase decisions

The findings from this study will help to inform Food Standards Australia New Zealand’s review of infant formula product regulations in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

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‘Growth through Innovation’ – South Australian Agrifood Industry

South Australian Agrifood Industry

The goal of this project was to identify drivers and barriers of growth through innovation in the South Australian Agrifood sector.

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