agriculture

a numbat stands on a log

The first Threatened Species Strategy fizzled out last year without making a big difference to conservation. With the next strategy due to roll out this year, let's look at what needs to change.

A tank of ammonia at a chemical plant with blue sky in background.

Ammonia has sustained humanity since the early 20th century, but its production leaves a huge carbon footprint. Now researchers have found a way to make it 100 per cent renewable.

Gwydir River, part of the Murray-Darling Basin

A new UNSW study demands better transparency around the idiosyncratic water management rules governing water allocation in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Waim artefacts

It is well known that agriculture developed independently in New Guinea 7000 years ago, but evidence of its influence on how people lived has eluded scientists – until now.

Dr Joshua Zeunert

Dr Joshua Zeunert's new project will forecast potential scenarios to inform decision-makers and help ensure our food supply security.

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Analysis suggests import restrictions on bananas in Australia are a classic rent‐seeking policy, leaving Australians to subsidise each grower by more than $250,000 a year.

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The development of agriculture marked the greatest shift in human history, but it came with consequences, writes Darren Curnoe.

Internet of Things

A new centre launched by industry and UNSW will bring the power of networking, artificial intelligence – and even sensor-laden drones – to the farm gate.

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UNSW researchers are trialling new robotic technology to help wine producers better predict the coming grape yield, knowledge that could save the local industry as much as $200 million a year.

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