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AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ACIAR THE SCIENCE OF FOOD SECURITY Nick Austin ACIAR
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AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ACIAR THE SCIENCE OF FOOD SECURITY Nick Austin ACIAR.

Jan 03, 2016

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  • AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCHACIARTHE SCIENCE OF FOOD SECURITY

    Nick AustinACIAR

  • The number of mouths to be fed will have no limit; but the food that is to supply them cannot keep pace with the demand for it; we must come to a stop somewhere, even though each square yard, by extreme improvements in cultivation, could maintain its man.Reverend Thomas Malthus, 1798ACIAR

  • The ChallengeFeeding 1 billion hungry people todayFeeding 9 billion people in 2050Food and financial crisesClimate changeLess agricultural research

    Agricultural researchTrack record of successCollective insuranceACIAR

  • Agricultures share of ODAACIARSource: OECD DAC

  • Productivity plateauingACIARSource: Alston et al. (2009)

  • CGIARThe Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research A microcosm of trends in agricultural R&D

    ACIAR

  • CGIAR investment

    ACIARSource: Alston et al. (2006)

  • A new approachPublic support essentialCountry and situation-specific responsesA series of mini green revolutions?Understanding the environmentLeveraging intellectual capital

    ACIAR

  • ACIARAustralias RoleWorld leader in agricultural researchExpanding food security programACIARResearch to help developing countries to help themselves, by contributing to solving agricultural problems and building research capacityLinks Australian expertise to needs of developing country agricultureEnhances spillover of research outcomes and flow of public good benefits

  • Seeds of Life Photo I

  • Seeds of Life Photo II

  • Science of Food SecurityAgricultural research: powerful driver of development and provider of food security

    Future gains will require unique solutions

    Intellectual capital will sustain future gainsACIAR

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