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Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture

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The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) is a research institute at the University of Tasmania that specialises in impact-driven research to support prosperous, innovative and sustainable agriculture and food sectors, and a healthy bioeconomy.

TIA began in 1996 as a joint venture between the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Government, bringing together the human and physical resources of the Tasmanian Government with the scientific research and teaching capacity of the University of Tasmania. The creation of TIA as a centre of excellence in agricultural research, development, extension, education and training has gained national and international recognition.

The Institute has a dynamic team of scientists and technical experts, many of whom are internationally renowned. We have access to world-class equipment and facilities located in one of the most remarkable and pristine environments in the world, enabling our researchers to explore key questions about sustainable resource management.

Over the past 20-plus years, TIA has delivered hundreds of successful research, development and extension projects with global relevance and direct impact for Tasmania’s vibrant agriculture and food sectors.

Close relationships across the agriculture and food value chain at a local, national and international level ensures TIA is connected with stakeholders and that research priorities support industry needs and aspirations.

TIA has strong connections to other research, development and extension institutions in Australia and around the world – and is creating important global connections to advance our agriculture and food sectors at home in Tasmania.

TIA plays an integral role in guiding the future economic and environmental sustainability of agriculture and food sectors. Key areas of focus include:

  • Enabling transformational technologies
  • Enhancing industry productivity, competiveness and sustainability
  • Supporting the development of new markets, processes and products

Our Vision

To contribute to the development of prosperous, innovative and sustainable agriculture industries and a healthy bioeconomy, through impact focused education, research, development and extension.

Our Purpose

Advancing innovations in agriculture and food through research and education.

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