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About our research

Future Farm Industries CRC developed innovative farming systems that will set new standards for profitability and environmental protection through the incorporation and sustainable use of perennial plants in the broadacre farms of southern Australia.

The CRC's research has developed farming systems:

  • EverGraze farming system
  • EverCrop farming system
  • Enrich farming system
  • Woody crops (tree crops) farming system
  • Saltland systems

Enabling technologies, including decision support tools and new plant varieties, were developed within these farming systems. The CRC's day-to-day research was organised in discrete projects which aligned with these farming systems.

For administrative purposes, the CRC's research projects were also organised into five programs:

Two research projects sat outside of this structure as they have implications and involvement across all of the CRC's work. These projects:

In September 2013, Future Farm Industries CRC was a Gold Sponsor of the International Grasslands Congress and organised a pre-conference satellite tour in Western Australia that investigated forages in Mediterranean agriclture. The four-day tour included a symposium at Albany, details of which are available here.

At teh close of Future Farm Indsutries CRC in June 2014, all research information was completed or transferred to partner organisations.

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Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) ceased trading on 30 June 2014.

This website contains information about the CRC’s research into perennial plant based farming systems.

This site will remain live until 30 June 2017 but is no longer being updated or reviewed.

Further information about CRC research projects can be obtained by following links from relevant project pages or by viewing the research transfer page.

The CRC was funded for seven years (2007-2014) under the Australian Government Cooperative Research Centre program.