Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP170100747 [ 2017 - 2023 ]

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Researchers Prof Christoph Antons; Prof Michael Blakeney; Prof Kadambot Siddique; Prof Dr Philippe Cullet; Prof Dr Yunita Triwardani Winarto; Dr Gregory Acciaioli; Dr Jagjit Plahe

Brief description This project aims to discover how local farming communities’ practical knowledge can improve food security. 795 million undernourished people rely on small farmers for food. To protect these farmers from multinational agribusiness and climate change, this project will examine how small farmers turn useful plant material into cultivated crops through plant selection and breeding under conditions of climate change; identify how regulatory structures in India and Indonesia help or hinder this process; and identify opportunities to apply local knowledge and its regulatory framework in Australia. Better understanding local conditions should benefit regulators, NGOs, businesses and aid agencies.

Funding Amount $257,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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