of China Australia Food Security Cooperation Initiative (CAFSCI)

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Australian-China Research Centre for Crop Improvement

Overview of Project

"ACRCCI focuses on discovering key genes and biological processes controlling plant development and stress tolerance to improve food security and agricultural sustainability. Improving crop productivity and stress tolerance is crucial to underpin sustainable agriculture and social stability worldwide. The issue has become particularly urgent in recent years in light of

  1.  the demand to double world crop yield by 2050 to feed more people with less arable land and
  2.  the increased incidents of Global warming-associated drought, salt and heat stresses and pathogen and pest infections.

To tackle this challenge, plant biologists and crop scientists from both countries have initiated strategic collaborative research in recent years with complementary expertise and facilities. The collaboration has begun to yield valuable outcomes and opened enormous opportunities and potentials for crop genetic improvement"

Project Dates

01 Jan 2013 - On Going

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