Dairy Centre


The current TIA Strategic Plan (2012–16) introduced a new program structure to the organisation. TIA’s Programs generate outcomes that are aligned with our strategic direction. The programs provide the logical delivery platform for the projects TIA engages in.

Priorities within each program have been determined in collaboration with our key stakeholders and will be reviewed annually by the Director and the TIA Board. The programs also provide a decision-making framework for strategically seeking new projects in areas of high priority.

Our projects have a mix of research, development, extension and education (RDE&E) outcomes that will be delivered via this program structure. Each project contributes to addressing the outcomes in one or more of the six TIA programs.

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Agricultural Production Systems – understanding complexity

TIA will use innovative methods to solve complex, multi-scale problems in agricultural landscapes. Read more

Future farming – managing risks and opportunities

TIA will identify and extend management options for reliable and sustainable systems of agricultural production to maximise economic, environmental and social value. Read more

Learning and Teaching – creating the future

TIA will create agricultural knowledge and reduce the current agricultural skills shortage by providing world-class agricultural science education specialising in research and management of agricultural systems. Read more

Science for Society and Policy – science matters

TIA is a boundary organisation between science and society. We aim to positively influence the development of effective agricultural policy. Read more

Understanding Value Chains – creating value

TIA will assist farmers and agri-business to capture value through optimal use of resources in the production of products demanded and valued by consumers. Read more