For Priti Krishna, Foundation Chair of Sustainable Agriculture at Western Sydney University and lead researcher on the CRC’s Blueberry nutritional optimisation project, it’s not just about growing better crops; it’s about growing crops better.
Discussion at RDA’s Food in the Capital event centred on what’s needed to reposition Canberra and the surrounding region as a sustainable, economically viable agrifood hub.
The focus of the Food in the Capital conference, held over two days in October 2020 and May 2021, was on the critical role food production, consumption and new technology will play in helping Canberra to become a fully sustainable city.
From the CEO As anticipated, 2021 is presenting a range of stimulus opportunities for firms in food and related technology sectors. A new Department of Industry Commercialisation Fund has been established to support small manufacturers and their research partners – potentially one of the CRC’s universities – in delivering discrete […]
From the CEO On April 7, the NSW Government, the Namoi Joint Organisation of Councils (JO) and the CRC announced that the Namoi region would become the state’s fourth Regional Jobs Precinct. The CRC has been working with the JO for the past six months to develop a super-cluster initiative […]
From the CEO It’s been a productive month as the team works with industry and research partners to complete a raft of new project agreements before the end of the year. New projects in the works include three with Western Australian partners, a Greenbio/QUT vertical farming initiative, and a major […]
From the CEO This month, the CRC has taken its food-industry cluster and value-chain transformation activities to a new level, with major projects in discussion in both Peel, Western Australia, and the Namoi region of New South Wales. These projects will align closely with local, state and Commonwealth Government programs […]
From the CEO COVID-19 is highlighting the need for greater security and efficiency in food supply chains. Nutrition, provenance and safety are at premium. Rising demand in segments such as alternative proteins and trusted fresh food is creating new opportunities for partners. At the same time, the Commonwealth’s Regional Deal […]
To gain the edge in global markets, Australia needs to produce blueberries with superior quality and health benefits. This project will ascertain the production conditions needed to maximise key ‘nutraceutical’ traits in polytunnel-grown berries.