Protected Cropping

Climate change, natural disasters and the pandemic all reinforce the need to pivot the Agrifood sector in a changing landscape.

Protected cropping uses controlled facilities for growing plants, regardless of external conditions and climatic extremes.

The Protected Cropping GCRN will draw together a range of stakeholders including biologists, material scientists, hydrologists, and designers as well as the agricultural and food industries.

This GCRN is creating a sustainable future for the agriculture industry in Australia.

UQ research partners on the protected cropping initiative include the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, Institute for Molecular Biology, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Centre for Solar Biotechnology, PVC Research Infrastructure, School of Business, and UQ Faculty of Medicine.

Protecting cropping is also a Global Change Research Network supported by GCI.


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