QAAFI, food innovation, plant science, animal science, Queensland, nutrition

THE Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) is a unique UQ research institute, comprised of three frontline centres, which was formed as a strategic alliance between The University of Queensland and the Queensland Government.

QAAFI brings together scientists from across the plant, animal and food sciences, working closely with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF).

plant science

Centre for Plant Science

animal science

Centre for Animal Science

Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences

Centre for Nutrition & Food Sciences


To significantly improve the competitiveness and sustainability of tropical and sub-tropical food, fibre and agribusiness sectors through high-impact science.

Our vision is sustainable agriculture and food achieved through science and innovation.

Advancing agriculture through innovative science

To be a world leading research institute in plant science, animal science, and nutrition and food sciences, delivering outcomes in discovery, learning, and engagement.



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Organizational Structure

QAAFI is a Research Institute of The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. Headed by a Director appointed by UQ and the Queensland Government, QAAFI was officially launched on 21 October 2010 with backing from Queensland’s major agricultural and food technology groups.

Locations of QAAFI facilities

QAAFI draws together more than 100 research teams specialising in plant, animal and food sciences from 15 UQ and Queensland Government sites across the state.

QAAFI Adjunct Appointments

Adjunct appointments at QAAFI

QAAFI Research Staff (A-Z)

Quick find QAAFI research staff (listed alphabetically)

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