The Sydney Institute of Agriculture was established to bring together agricultural research from across the University of Sydney and contribute valuable knowledge to the agriculture and food sector.
With the first chair of agriculture in Australia in 1910, the University of Sydney has been a leading contributor to Australian agricultural knowledge for more than a century. Our contribution to agricultural knowledge remains vital and what we offer is highly valued by our industry stakeholders, making us a leading participant in transforming Australian agriculture.
Agribusiness offers Australia one of the largest opportunities for economic growth in the coming decades. Our research staff are made up of industry leaders influencing policy locally and internationally. They are finding solutions to the biggest challenges our planet faces, from sustainable food production for an increasing population, to environmental management issues.
Food and fibre production, processing, distribution and consumption are under increasing scrutiny. Positive digital technology and innovation will result in a competitive, transparent, resilient and profitable agriculture and food sector. This transformation will require considerable new investment and capacity in agricultural research and development.
University of Sydney engineer Professor Salah Sukkarieh has won the 2017 CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science, presented at a gala dinner on 30 August in the Sydney Town Hall.