Agriculture is a powerful resource for promoting sustainable development and is a resource that must be constantly renewed through knowledge and innovation.
The kinds of knowledge and innovation required in agriculture will not be the same from year to year or from place to place. Agriculture requires a widening and perpetually changing array of local-global knowledge and innovation to meet the diverse needs of the world’s growing population and to resist or mitigate the effects of climate change. Funding from this program especially supports new thinking about changing sources of innovation.
Sustaining a Future for Young People in Agriculture: Red Meat and Wool Industry Project – Hamilton – 2006-2008
This project researched skill shortages in the red meat and wool industries as that posed one of the greatest threat to the future viability of farming enterprises.Find out more Sustaining a Future for Young People in Agriculture: Red Meat and Wool Industry Project – Hamilton – 2006-2008
Using Treated Wastewater for High Value Horticulture in Rural Communities – Coleraine – 2003-2004
This project is a good example of genuine co-operation between a small rural community and public sector agencies in the pursuit of common objectives.Find out more Using Treated Wastewater for High Value Horticulture in Rural Communities – Coleraine – 2003-2004