Agriculture, Food & Wine

Our agricultural, food and wine producers face a complex task: satisfying and sustaining a growing population, in an increasingly harsh natural environment and fiercely competitive global marketplace. Our research is revealing better ways.

We’re home to the southern hemisphere’s largest cluster of agricultural research expertise. We’re committed to helping the world feed 9 billion people by 2050. And we’re finding effective new ways for producers to cope with climate change, rising energy costs, environmental degradation and more.

Impact stories

Cleaning up the farm

The Discovery Pod | Season 2, Episode 4
Australia’s farmers are increasingly turning to transient migrant labour to keep their properties running. 

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What people’s beef is with gene editing?

Gene editing in the beef industry could provide significant new strategies for producing far superior livestock. It could be used to produce cattle that are heathier, more environmentally resilient and allow for higher levels of animal welfare by eliminating the need for painful common procedures.

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Genetically modified foods

The Discovery Pod | Season 1, Episode 10 
Unnatural, Harmful and Unsafe? Does genetic modification really have a role to play in our food futures?

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Food and water security

The Discovery Pod | Season 1, Episode 7 
Access to food and water is set to become the next conflict horizon. So how do we secure the future of food and water for all?

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Farmer to pharma? Creating new products from agricultural waste

Our researchers are supporting South Australia’s primary producers by turning their waste into high-value products, potentially worth over $100m per annum.

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A little water can go a long way when battling heatwaves

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.

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Wild yeasts may hold key to better wines from warmer climates

Our researchers have found yeasts that naturally occur on wine grapes may improve wines produced in warmer climates.

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Agrifood and Wine

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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Who to contact

Professor Matthew Gilliham is the lead academic coordinator for the Agrifood and Wine Industry Engagement Priority. As leader of this Industry Engagement Priority area for the University, Professor Gilliham’s role is to stimulate and support new research initiatives across the spectrum of agricultural research, from policy and economics to animal, soil and crop sciences.

P: (08) 8313 8145
E: matthew.gilliham@adelaide.edu.au

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