• More food with fewer emissions

    Alan Stevenson     |      October 4, 2023

    Agriculture generates about a quarter of the world’s total greenhouse emissions but new research shows it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, agriculture could become not carbon neutral, but carbon negative in a couple of decades.

  • A more resilient food supply

    Andrew Henderson     |      May 18, 2023

    Australian agriculture is efficient, safe, and reliable and can play a large role in meeting growing demand in international markets.

  • The hardscrabble lives of the selectors

    Bernie O'Kane     |      April 28, 2023

    In the second half of his family memoir, Bernie O’Kane explains the struggles of early farmers in Victoria, the trials of family life and the coming of mechanisation in the late 19th century.

  • Resilience in Australian agriculture

    John Coyne     |      March 16, 2023

    Prioritising the right places to invest in national resilience will be challenging, but shoring up the resilience of our food production to reduce vulnerabilities is a logical place to start.

  • Is Australia prepared for foot-and-mouth disease?

    Andrew Henderson     |      July 16, 2022

    Foot-and-Mouth diseases was detected last week in the tourist hotspot of Bali, closer to mainland Australia than it has been in the 130 years since it was last eradicated.

  • Blockchain and mangos

    Open Forum     |      December 5, 2020

    A new blockchain platform has proven to be a game-changer for one of Australia’s largest mango producers, providing real-time, secure information from the tree to the supermarket.

  • Indonesian investment in north Australian agriculture

    Ashley Vines     |      July 23, 2020

    The Indonesia–Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, which came into force on the 5th of July, could pave the way for greater Indonesian investment in Australian agriculture.

  • Saving vines from bushfire smoke

    Stuart Winthrope     |      September 1, 2019

    Wine vintages can be ruined by smoke contamination from nearby bushfires, but new digital agriculture tools could help both large and small winemakers reduce the damage.

  • EU extends the life of glyphosate

    Jim Pratley     |      November 29, 2017

    After months of indecision the European Union voted to extend the licence of the herbicide Glyphosate for five-years. Charles Sturt University (CSU) Emeritus Professor Jim Pratley from the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation writes about the implications for Australian agriculture.