AgriFutures™ Rice Program researcher spotlight: Esther Callcott

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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


An Economic Evaluation of AgriFutures’ Investment in the AgriFuturesTM Honey Bee & Pollination Program (2015-2019)


Project summary: Improved subterranean clover seed production from multiple disease resistance


Improved subterranean cloverseed production from multiple disease resistance


Improved use of seasonal forecasting to increase farmer profitability

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Preparing Australian agriculture for a digital future

Australia stands at the precipice of improved agricultural output through the adoption of digital agriculture, but what is required to kick-start and navigate the process to capitalise on this future prosperity?


Hungry Jacks founder Jack Cowin says farmers can capitalise on new diets

The burgers are better at Hungry Jacks’ and now, according to the Founder of the fast food chain, they are also better for our world. And whilst the recent release of the plant-based Rebel Whopper has attracted a new customer base, Cowin’s primary ambition is to produce more of these economical alternative proteins in Australia, leading to additional jobs and greater investment.