Plant and Food Sciences

  • Alumni honoured at achievement awards[22 October 2014]

    Dr Barry McCleary

    Adjunct Professor Barry McCleary, winner of the Alumni Award for International Achievement in recognition of his commitment to improving food quality throughout the world. More

  • Managing diseases to protect the world's food supply[15 October 2014]

    The University of Sydney's Professor Robert Park

    Efforts to control plant diseases which contribute significantly to global hunger will be the centerpiece of tomorrow's Sydney Science Forum lecture at the University of Sydney. More

  • Faculty Community Garden[15 October 2014]

    FAE Community Garden

    The Faculty of Agriculture and Environment (FAE) and the University of Sydney Sustainability Office (CIS) have combined to establish a Community Garden on the main University of Sydney campus. More

  • Prof Les Copeland recipient of the AACCI Excellence in Teaching Award[8 September 2014]


    Prof Les Copeland was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award for significant contributions through teaching in the broad field of cereal science and technology by the American Association of Cereal Chemists-International More

  • Timor-Leste Fieldschool Placement Experience[25 August 2014]

    Eleanor Percival, Olivia Agar and Connie Mort visiting local farmers

    Three Agriculture students from the University of Sydney have visited Timor Leste to investigate food security issues facing the developing nation and talk to farmers about the daily challenges they face in producing food. More

  • Australasia Stays Ahead Of The Curve On Fresh Produce Safety [11 August 2014]

    New Fresh Food Safety Centre

    The Australian and New Zealand fresh produce industries joined together today to take proactive steps to further protect this region's well-earned reputation for producing safe, quality food by committing to a new centre dedicated to investigating and promoting the safety of the fruit and vegetables we eat and export. More

  • Graduate honoured as 2014 World Food Prize Laureate[19 June 2014]

    Image of Dr Sanjaya Rajaram

    PhD graduate, Dr Sanjaya Rajaram, has been honoured as the 2014 World Food Prize Laureate for developing new wheat breeding technologies to provide the world with higher yields of better quality food. More

  • 'Nobel prize' for soil science received by Professor Alex McBratney [18 June 2014]

    Fresh Produce Safety Centre

    The highest honour in the discipline of soil science was presented to Professor Alex McBratney, from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, at the recent 20th World Congress of Soil Science in Jeju, Korea. More

  • New centre addresses Australian food safety gap[27 May 2014]

    Fresh Produce Safety Centre

    A centre aimed at ensuring the continued safety of fresh food produced in Australia and New Zealand, hosted by the University of Sydney, opens today. More

  • Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Award for Banchgize Getie.[21 May 2014]

    Banchgize Getie receiving her award from Jeanie Borlaug Laube

    Banchgize Getie, a PhD student at the PBI, was awarded the Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Award. This award for early-career women wheat researchers, established in 2010, provides professional development opportunities for women working in wheat during the early stages of their career. More

  • Wasting food comes at a future cost[10 April 2014]

    Image of apples

    Feeding 23 million people in Australia every day, or 7 billion-plus worldwide is an almost unimaginably complex undertaking. More

  • Agriculture Economics and Resource Economics to join the School of Economics[9 April 2014]

    Image of wheat crop

    To equip Australia to better respond to challenges in agriculture, resources, energy and commodity pricing, the University of Sydney's disciplines of Agriculture Economics and Resource Economics (ARE) will join the School of Economics. More