Agriculture Food & Wine

The University of Adelaide is the site of the southern hemisphere’s largest concentration of expertise in sustainable agriculture, cereal breeding, plant and animal biology and dryland farming.

It is committed to the challenge of growing food for 9 billion people by 2050, and ensuring profitable and productive agriculture can face the threats of climate change, increased costs of energy, limited natural resources, urbanisation and environmental degradation.

Research theme

Food innovation

Through research and education, we’re leading thought for food to drive the next wave of innovation for the food sector.

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Faculties, institutes and research units


Waite research precinct

The Waite is a co-located partnership of 15 complementary organisations and centres engaged in world-class Research and Development in plant, agricultural, food, wine and natural resources science.

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Agriculture impact stories

A deeper shade of green

It’s no secret: in humanity’s give-and-take planetary contract, we’re not keeping our end of the bargain. With big changes required throu...

Vodka from potato waste with Potatoes SA

Discarded potato peelings and pulp created by potato product manufacturers could soon be turned into a Premium South Australian Vodka.


Food and wine impact stories

High Omega-3 eggs with Solar Eggs

Getting some extra omega-3 fatty acids in your diet will soon be easier with enriched eggs developed through a collaboration between the ...

Producing market-ready low-emissions fuel from food waste

Four major global and national challenges - clean energy, food wastage, competition for arable land, and energy security - are being addr...



Andrew Lowe

Primary contact: Andrew Lowe

Director, Food Innovation

Phone: (08) 8313 1149


Val Morris

Primary contact: Val Morris

Business Partnerships Manager

Phone: (08) 8313 3926


Stephen Hardy

Secondary contact: Stephen Hardy

Business Partnership Specialist

Phone: (08) 8313 4461