New institute focuses on food security - Farm Weekly | Food Policy News |

FOOD security will be the main focus of the newly-developed International Institute of Agri-Food Security (IIAFS). IIAFS is an initiative from Curtin University. IIFAS director Professor Janet Bornman said part of the research program was to increase farmer efficiency through the development of a more robust cropping regime.

"One part of that is how we can use drought, extreme temperatures and lack of soil nutrients to make plants more robust and healthy to eat," she said.