The Waite Research Institute brings together researchers from a range of disciplines including plant biology, genetics, soil sciences, agronomy and agricultural economics. Research undertaken with the Institute aims to find solutions to global problems including the challenge of ensuring global food security, and ensuring Australia’s agricultural, wine and food industries remain competitive by providing innovative […]
The World Food Crisis Forum
Professor Randy Stringer is a Professor of Agriculture and Food Policy in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine at the University of Adelaide.
Professor Roger Leigh is the Head of the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine and the Director of the Waite Research Institute at the University of Adelaide.
Associate Professor Rachel A. Ankeny has a BA in Liberal Arts, and MA degrees in Philosophy and in Bioethics and a PhD in the History and Philosophy of Science.
The beginning of the 21st century presents the interwoven challenges of climate change, rapid population growth and increasing freshwater, food and energy pressures. These challenges will be discussed as will the manner in which humanity has sought to meet them so far and is likely to do so in the future. The interconnection between climate change and energy use is producing innovative alternative energy ideas which are rapidly gaining ground. This promises to impinge favourably on freshwater and food supply and to ameliorate climate change. There is reason to be cautiously optimistic.