The Resilience Initiative for Food and Agriculture is a partnership between the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Australian National University (ANU) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

We deliver science-backed, development-ready solutions for pressing agriculture and food security needs in Asia and the Pacific.

The Initiative formed in 2020 amid multiple shocks to the region’s food systems, including COVID-19, emerging pests and diseases, climate change and extreme weather events.   It was announced alongside the launch of the report on COVID-19 and food systems assessment in the Indo-Pacific on 10 November 2020. View the announcement by Ambassador for the Environment Jamie Isbister in the video below.

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