AgriFutures Australia is the trading name for Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC). AgriFutures Australia invests in research, leadership, innovation and learning to support industries that do not have their own research and development function, new and emerging industries, and the issues that affect the whole of agriculture.

Latest Publications


Propolis harvest – an economic opportunity for Australian beekeepers


Residue studies to enable acceleration of commercial Plantago production in the Ord River Irrigation Area


Development of game birds welfare standards and guidelines


Review of Fresh Litter Supply, Management and Spent Litter Utilisation

Latest News and Events


Green banana rum? Waste crusader Krista Watkins takes on new opportunities

The past six months have been overwhelmingly successful for Walkamin local Krista Watkins, who was named the 2018 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award National Winner. Together with her husband Rob, the business-savvy duo have built the world’s first pharmaceutical-grade processing facility. Evolution Industries takes raw products such as bananas and broccoli and transforms them into nutritionally-rich flours.


AgriFutures™ Thoroughbred Horses Program researcher spotlight: Dr Martina Jelocnik

This April we’re shining the spotlight on Dr Martina Jelocnik, a researcher from the University of the Sunshine Coast. Dr Jelocnik is working to reduce pregnancy losses in Australia’s thoroughbred horses industry by revealing basic information on the epidemiology of the Chlamydia psittaci infection.