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Research that secures the future

The Food Futures Institute is working to improve the accessibility and availability of sufficient, safe, sustainably-produced and nutritious food.

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Food security is the challenge of our generation

The Food Futures Institute works to provide solutions on the sustainable use of limited land and water resources to economically and ethically improve food, forestry and fibre production. Our successes range from MSA certification of beef and lamb quality, double cropping, reduced tillage practices and improved use of saline land and water, to creating better Wagyu marbled beef and better malting barley for beer.

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70% more food is needed to feed 9.5 billion people by 2050

We work to improve quality and yield through ecologically sound, economically viable, humane and ethical approaches.

Our strengths in production are supported by Murdoch’s recognised excellence in biotechnology, and the only School of Veterinary Medicine in Western Australia.

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Excellence in research

Our team draws on decades of academic and industry experience to deliver focused, translational research that addresses some of our most pressing food-related challenges.

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Professor Peter Davies

Our people

The Food Futures Institute is led by Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Peter Davies - a renowned freshwater scientist with extensive experience in the management and rehabilitation of water ways. Professor Davies has published widely in this area, including highly-cited papers in Nature, and developed partnerships and high-performance multidisciplinary research teams to address pressing global challenges in food, water and energy.

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