UQ has a strong focus on agricultural research and agribusiness and Agriculture and Food Sciences is one of UQ's Research Strengths. In the 2014 Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities, UQ was ranked #1 in the Asia-Pacific region and #10 in the World in the field of Agriculture Research. Plant Biology, Soil Sciences, Horticultural Production and Crop and Pasture Production and Veterinary Sciences all received a rating of 'above world-standard' or 'well above world-standard' in the recent 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment.

Research in the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences and the School of Veterinary Science includes animal, crop, horticultural and soil science, as well as social, economic and environmental research relating to agriculture. Agricultural scientists at UQ are committed to finding solutions to global issues related to diminishing natural resources, climate change and feeding a growing population. 

Key areas of research include:

Staff from the Faculty of Science collaborate closely with the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation - a joint initiative between UQ and the Queensland State Government.

Read more about our Agricultural Sciences researchers here, including more information on specific projects, publications and research student opportunities.