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  1. 3 November 2021 - Science Matters

    Redefining Farmland value for climate and food security

    Regenerative agriculture can translate environmental health of farmland into economic value and address climate change, explain University of Melbourne experts.

  2. 1 November 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    Five priorities for managing nitrogen pollution

    Nitrogen is essential for life on Earth but excess can damage the environment. University of Melbourne researchers recommend five areas of focus for management.

  3. 10 August 2021 - Engineering & Technology

    We need to stop flushing opportunity down the toilet

    A new technology that converts human urine into fertiliser onsite could enable a sustainable expansion of urban farming says a University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 14 May 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    Smaller plants show promise for future food crops

    University of Melbourne researchers have bred smaller soybean plants with the same yield, raising hopes smaller crops could grow more food on less land.

  5. 31 August 2020 - Public Affairs

    Women reorganising local food networks with technology in Jakarta

    Research involving the University of Melbourne finds Women in Jakarta are using online technology to develop local food networks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  6. 28 April 2020 - Design

    Securing India’s food supply during COVID-19

    India’s old system of subsidised crop prices for farmers and the needy is proving its worth during the COVID-19 crisis, say University of Melbourne experts

  7. 22 January 2020 - Science Matters

    Food to fight hidden hunger

    University of Melbourne researchers are redesigning wheat to create healthier versions of one of the world’s favourite foods – bread.

  8. 21 January 2020 - Animals, Food & You

    A question of quinoa

    Traditional knowledge from the Andean peoples is inspiring University of Melbourne research on quinoa flowering and the development of future breeding programs.

  9. 4 May 2019 - Science Matters

    Planning for climate extremes in global farming

    A new study, led by the University of Melbourne, finds that climate extremes, like heatwaves and droughts, are impacting on the food we get from global crops.

  10. 6 February 2019 - Animals, Food & You

    We can have urbanisation and enough to eat

    Changing our diet and food choices can balance the impact of our rapid urbanisation on food security say agricultural experts at the University of Melbourne.