The Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy’s Agrifood Systems Program brings a social scientific lens to the complex systems of agriculture, food, economy, environment and society.
We deliver multidisciplinary research at the interface of science, society and business. Food and agriculture are embedded in broader social, environmental and economic systems and innovative solutions for our agrifood systems must align with the aspirations of society and business more broadly to succeed.
Through the collaborative expertise of social and natural sciences, we deliver robust research across the entire agrifood system, tackling environmental sustainability, food waste and food insecurity in the following key areas.
- Sustainable and resilient food systems
- Food waste
- Food insecurity
- Food system governance
- New and emerging food paradigms
- Community engagement
- Social licence to operate
Our research program team oversees the following projects.
Professor Carol Richards
Adjunct Associate Professor Marguerite Renouf
Dr Elaine Mitchell
Dr Rudolf Messner
Dr Chris Lehnert
Dr Hope Johnson
Associate Professor Bree Hurst
Associate Professor Paul Corry
Dr Shoufeng Cao
Professor Marcus Foth
Associate Professor Felicity Deane
Dr Ayesha Tulloch