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.
This World Chocolate Day, our resident expert, Professor David Guest, talks about the chocolate shortage crisis and why you should follow your passion.
Agricultural scientists are working with the Indigenous community, farmers and food processors in Narrabri to understand and share knowledge about the biology and ecology of native food plants, and their agricultural potential.
In celebration of World Chocolate Day, we caught up with Professor David Guest, our favourite chocolate scientist (perhaps that just makes him our favourite scientist) to find out about the state of the food of the gods.