Wheat’s ancient roots of viral resistance
University of Melbourne research has found that a gene that protects wheat from destructive Wheat Yellow Mosaic Virus originated in an ancient wild relative
Smart fertilisers for food security
Fertilisers that increase nitrogen efficiency may boost crop productivity, while reducing farm costs and environmental harm say University of Melbourne experts.
The cascading crisis of global food supply chains
The world is experiencing a food crisis linked to war and climate change, but there are some solutions to soften the blow, says University of Melbourne expert.
Australia’s new government must tackle food insecurity
Australia’s ability to weather shocks to its food security deserves more attention from the in-coming government, says new University of Melbourne research
Australia’s risky food supply chains
University of Melbourne experts say Australia can’t rely on industry and charities to feed people during disasters - government must lead in food security.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.