As International Women’s Day gives the centre an opportunity to reflect on the role of women in agricultural research for development, Project Officer and PhD student, Dr Julia De Bruyn,...
Written by Emma Zalcman
Women play a crucial role in smallholder agriculture, both in Africa and universally. It is estimated that 43 percent of the world’s agricultural workers are women, yet...
What we do
The Australian International Food Security Research Centre (AIFSRC) is accelerating the delivery and adoption of agricultural innovations for food security. We are doing this by bridging the gap between the development and adoption of research outcomes. These innovations include technologies, enabling policies and improved farming practices.
The AIFSRC works through collaborative partnerships to help understand and overcome barriers to adoption, whether these barriers are social, economic or technical. Our approach to enhance innovation uptake aims to increase agricultural productivity, generate additional income and promote food security. This will in turn improve the resilience and livelihoods of smallholder farmers and ultimately contribute to economic development.
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This film highlights the Food Security Centre’s activities and how it is helping to accelerate the delivery and adoption of research innovations for food security. See how we are helping smallholder farmers and other poor households access nutritious food. For more detail on our projects view an extended version of this film.