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March 2017
Does Australia have 'food security?'   View Summary
15 March 2017
Hug a farmer, they've just saved Australia's economic baconAgricultural growth surged by an extraordinary 27.6 per cent in 2016, the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics national accounts have revealed, following a record harvest in every state.
February 2017
Indigenous Land and Food Knowledge: Where Cultures Combine, Collaborate and Create    View Summary
21 February 2017
Indigenous Land and Food Knowledge: Where Cultures Combine, Collaborate and Create Enrolments are now open for students to participate in a thoroughly engaging, thought provoking and immersive learning experience that is the unit of study in Indigenous Land and Food Knowledge. The unit is open to senior undergraduate students in the Faculties of Science, Arts and Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, and the University of Sydney Business School, as well as postgraduate students in the Masters of Agriculture and Environment.
United States of Agronomy    View Summary
2 February 2017
United States of Agronomy Winners of the individual first and second places at the 2016 Australian Universities Crops Competition have accepted the challenge to compete in a similar competition in the USA.
January 2017
What's that weed in my rice field?   View Summary
25 January 2017
Whatâs that weed in my rice field?A new smartphone application has been developed by University of Sydney researchers that will help the plight of Cambodian farmers to manage weeds in their rice fields.
Digital Agriculture for Food and Soil Security   View Summary
20 January 2017
Digital Agriculture for Food and Soil SecurityTo address the global demand for digital soil and crop health information for food security and global environmental management in India and Australia, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment staff was awarded the Australia Awards Fellowships (AAF) from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), to conduct a two-week workshop from 6 - 18 November 2016.