Understanding genomics of agriculture, soil, and water to improve food sources is a key focus of UQ’s response to the feeding the world challenge.

UQ is a global leader in agriculture and food research. Our expertise in feeding the world includes:

  • Sustainable agricultural production for food and fodder crops to support a resilient environment;
  • Production animal genetics (including cattle, sheep, pigs, chickens);
  • Discovery and development of drought and pest resistant crops;
  • Plant genomics and the genetics of targeted food crops (including rice) for high yield safe, nutritious food.

Feeding the world is a challenge not only for agricultural and veterinary scientists, but also incorporates environmental challenges and impacts from pesticides, inefficient land use, erosion, climate change, population spread.

UQ research stories about feeding the world