FEEDING the world's spiralling population to cope amid climate change will be the focus of a major agriculture conference which gets underway in Brisbane today.
The packed three-day conference program includes 240 presentations across four key themes: agribusiness, value chains and the bioeconomy, predictive agriculture, sustainable agrifood systems, healthy agriculture, and food for healthy communities.
Conference chair and director of the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation professor Matthew Morell said TropAg was a rare chance to hear from world class scientists and industry experts.
"What we are facing is grim, but we have the skill, technology and science to tackle it head on," professor Morell said.
The University of Queensland is hosting TropAg in partnership with the Queensland government via the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.
The conference will run from October 31 to November 2 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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