The UWA Institute of Agriculture released its Annual Research Report 2015 to the agriculture industry and scientific community today.
It is the ninth annual report since The UWA Institute of Agriculture (IOA) was re-established, and provides an overview of how IOA is serving agriculture and the management of natural resources through research, education and training in a regional, national and international context.
IOA Director, Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique said the role of the IOA is to enhance UWA’s contribution to agriculture and related areas, with a vision to provide research-based solutions to food and nutritional security, environmental sustainability and agribusiness.
Recognising industry opportunities and existing strengths of the University, IOA aims to further develop research themes in the following areas as identified in its strategic plan 2015-2019: Crops, Roots and Rhizosphere; Sustainable Grazing Systems; Water for Food Production; Food Quality and Human Health; and Agribusiness Ecosystems.
“Excellent progress in agriculture research and research training was made during the reporting period and I acknowledge IOA staff, associates, board members and theme leaders, as well as our national and international collaborators and funding bodies for their ongoing support and assistance throughout 2015,” Hackett Professor Siddique said.
For more information, download an electronic copy of The UWA Institute of Agriculture Annual Research Report 2015.