Group of farmers in field
Continued on-farm monitoring and evaluation can improve production outcomes
Woman in field working with field irrigation
Small-scale irrigated agriculture can sustainably increase agricultural production.
Woman collecting eggs
Village poultry provide an important contribution to livelihoods. Photo: R Alders, FAO
Maize drying after harvest
Food security can be improved by reducing post-harvest losses. Photo: M Wood AIFSC
Man selling produce at local market, Malawi.
Improving market access will help promote food security. Photo: F Wyborn, AIFSC
Woman using two wheeled tractor
Improved access to mechanisation can improve farming practices. Photo: L Ogutu, AIFSC

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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 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.

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