What we do
DPI is ranked in the top 1% of research institutes globally in the fields of agriculture, fisheries, forestry, biosecurity, environment, and ecology – we are a world leader in delivery of research explicitly relevant to sustainable primary industries. Combined with more than 25 locations across NSW, and relationships and networks that go deep into national and international knowledge circles, we influence outcomes that make a difference to prosperity and enhance opportunities.
We have been at the forefront of outcome-driven discovery for more than 130 years, delivering meaningful impact to biosecurity, traceability, and carbon technology advances improving food security, yields, sustainable productivity, and speed to market.
Our researchers have expertise across all primary industries and aquatic environments, all agro-ecological areas and marine bioregions throughout NSW, and the Murray-Darling Basin and across a range of R&D disciplines (pests, diseases, weeds, genetics, nutrition, ecology, fisheries, and more) to provide our collaborators and partners with the scale and diversity of research activities that they need to make an impact where it counts.