Food security and the governance of local knowledge in India and Indonesia

  • Antons, Christoph (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Blakeney, Michael (Chief Investigator)
  • Siddique, Kadambot (Chief Investigator)
  • Cullet, Philippe (Partner Investigator)
  • Triwardani Winarto, Yunita (Partner Investigator)
  • Acciaioli, Gregory (Chief Investigator)
  • Plahe, Jagjit (Chief Investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details


795 million people are undernourished, and they mostly rely on small farmers for food. To protect these farmers from the twin challenges of multinational agribusiness and climate change, this interdisciplinary project aims to (1)
examine the ways small farmers identify, conserve and exchange useful plant material and incorporate it into cultivated crops through plant selection and breeding under conditions of climate change; (2) identify the ways regulatory structures in India and Indonesia help or hinder this process; and (3) identify opportunities for the application of such local knowledge and its regulatory framework in Australia. A better understanding of local conditions will benefit regulators, NGOs, businesses and aid agencies.
Effective start/end date1/01/2131/12/21