Science, research and development
We place a high priority on world-class science by conducting innovative, practical and focused research servicing the needs of Victoria's primary and energy industries.
We fund important research, development, demonstration, commercialisation and practice change that would not occur sufficiently if left entirely to the market.
Our innovation programs seek to provide various benefits, notably:
- improving primary industry productivity, environmental impacts and animal welfare
- developing new food export markets
- improving knowledge of the State's geology
- reducing greenhouse emissions and water use.
Our science functions and activities
Innovation in science and practice is a major focus of our work. Most of this work is done by areas of the department's Agriculture Research and Development Group, primarily through our:
AgriBio is a new world-class centre for agricultural biosciences research. The centre accommodates up to 400 staff, including scientists, students and support staff.
Innovation in science and practice is a major focus of our work
More information about our science work is available in the industry sections of our website.