The University of Adelaide is working to develop solutions to the major social, environmental and economic megatrends that will have an impact on food production and supply, at local and global scales, over the coming decades, including:
- A growing population
- Changing consumers
- Health challenges
- Transformative technologies
Read our featured stories to see how our research is working with industry to address these trends.
Our researchers are supporting South Australia’s primary producers by turning their waste into high-value products, potentially worth over $100m per annum.
It appears that how you use water is more important than how much you use when trying to protect vines from the impact of heatwaves.
Our researchers have found yeasts that naturally occur on wine grapes may improve wines produced in warmer climates.
The correct type of cover crop does not adversely affect vine yield and performance, a current research project has found.
Plant-based liquids have been called milk for centuries.
A worrying global decline threatening food security.
A government-commissioned report estimated that South Australia’s ban on genetically modified crops cost canola growers A$33 million since 2004.
Our research has led to new sophisticated technology that is increasing crop yields in difficult environmental conditions caused by climate change.
South Australian winemakers are looking to Europe as the climate—and what drinkers want—is changing.
Increasing temperatures and frequency of heat waves are affecting vine harvests and our researchers are investigating potential solutions.