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  1. 20 October 2022 - Animals, Food & You

    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.

  2. 13 June 2022 - Inside Business

    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.

  3. 31 May 2022 - Animals, Food & You

    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

  4. 4 March 2022 - Animals, Food & You

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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