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With more than one hundred years of continuous scientific research and as the State's largest provider of public sector research, the Science and Research Division of NSW DPI is well-placed to provide cutting-edge research to ensure the continued production of safe and healthy food, sustain a livelihood for NSW's primary producers and the communities they support, improve environmental outcomes, and, assist primary producers manage the challenges ahead.
Find out about the likely impacts of climate change on agriculture.
Primary industries are a major user of the developed water resources in NSW, and manage 76% of the land.
Primary Industries Science & Research investment is focused on key centres, which are strategically located across NSW and linked with the industries and communities that co-invest in their R&D.
NSW DPI undertakes projects aimed at increasing the profitability, sustainability and adaptability of the agricultural sector.
Partnerships and alliances
Our scientists develop linkages with stakeholders to identify and prioritise areas of research and develop partnerships with other research providers, e.g. universities, other government departments, the CSIRO and funding agencies.
NSW DPI scientists have been ranked in the top 1% of world research institutions in agricultural science, and plant and animal science. Their agricultural research is focussed in the following areas:
|Science and Research Branch||Research focus, projects and scientists|
|Productivity and Food Security|
Farming Systems (North)
Forest Health Research
|Climate and Water Research|
Water in Primary Industries
|Research Operations||NSW DPI Laboratory Services |
|Science Strategy and Planning|
Examines investment and options to achieve sound management of the primary industries' R&D potfolio