Research opportunities

We would be very interested to hear from postgraduate students wishing to pursue research in Agriculture, Policy and Development topics such as, but not limited to the following:

Economics, Marketing and Management


  • Agricultural and farm management
  • Food marketing and food safety
  • Agricultural and food economics
  • Behavioural aspects of agricultural and land managers
  • Study and management of agricultural systems
  • Agricultural production and trade
  • Environmental and resource economics 

International Development

The Darwin Congo Truck

  • Livelihoods, resilience and change
  • Knowledge, communication and innovation
  • Agriculture, food and environment pathways
  • Perceptions and decision making
  • Governance and policy
  • Please see staff pages for more details

Crop Science


  • Field crops research and experimentation, particularly the agronomy of combinable crops
  • Seed science including seed storage and ex situ biodiversity conservation, seed physiological quality, seed dormancy and crop establishment
  • Nematodes as major constraints to crop production
  • Biological control
  • Impacts of climate variability and change on crop growth and yield
  • Crop adaptation

Animal Science

Lab bottles

  • Animal derived food products
  • Human nutrition
  • Environmental nutrition 
  • Animal health and welfare
  • Veterinary epidemiology, economics and surveillance
  • Software & Decision Support; policy research and capacity building in veterinary services and initiatives
  • Animal heath and welfare in organic systems


  • Agricultural and environmental management research

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