About the Centre

The Centre for Agribusiness offers bold, creative and sustainable solutions to big questions of food industry performance, global food security and best management practice. It is a platform from which we are able to reimagine data to facilitate innovation in the sector.

By connecting people, research, industries, and government, the Centre will supply the tools and support to imagine, create, share and commercialise a broad range of ideas, supporting leadership to steer agribusiness into a strong future.

Professor Derek Baker
Centre for Agribusiness
UNE Business School

A Network of People, Research, Industry and Government

The Centre brings together the best people from the academic sector, industry professionals and our future leaders together to answer some big questions about our planet’s future.

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The products, processes, markets and governments of the future are predictable and able to be influenced. This presents unprecedented opportunities for agribusiness. The Centre leads agribusiness in identifying and understanding that future and defining the paths towards it.


The World has no shortage of technologies with which to address the opportunities and challenges of the future.  Many of them await commercial application and uptake by agribusiness stakeholders. The Centre helps  industry to recognise and apply technologies, as well as the sustainable business models needed to employ them to good effect.

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Recent technological advances centre on information by way of measurement, recording, transmission, analysis, sharing and dissemination.  Agribusiness is more affected by these developments than any other industry, but less equipped than most to benefit from it.  The Centre leads, guides and analyses information flows for a better agribusiness industry.