Education and outreach
Project Feed 10 billion
What will you be eating in 2050? Fake meat? Insects? Gene edited plants?
In 2050 the world population is expected to reach almost 10 billion. Feeding this population with nutritious foods that can be sustainably produced is a huge challenge.
Researchers at the La Trobe Institute for Agriculture and Food are finding ways to increase food production in a changing climate, growing more with fewer resources and harsher circumstances. We invite you to become part of the solution and partner with us to find new ways to improve Agriculture and Food production.
STEM in Agriculture, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines are key to the future productivity of Agriculture in Australia as together they help solve of real world problems.
We invite your school to partner with our Ambassadors for LIAF and enhance your year 9 to 11 curriculum. Our agriculture researchers will facilitate authentic learning experiences with the latest equipment and technologies, STEM training and mentorship. Students will have the opportunity to run citizen science projects using specialised laboratory equipment. These include portable DNA barcoding machines capable of diagnosing diseases in the field and hand-held fluorescence meters for measuring the amount of energy captured by plants in the laboratory, greenhouse or field.
We would love to hear from you! Please register your interest in our program and find out more here.