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.

Building Future Capability - Reimagining Data

The Centre for Agribusiness boasts access to a wide scope of significant data - we're eager to share this information with you, facilitating development in your workplace as well as looking at ways to evolve business practices.

The Centre can assist in a variety of ways:

Decision support – we package research results to be utilised as excellent tools for hands on, applicable interpretation by industry, organisations and individuals.

Skills and capacities – the Centre connects you to talented, dynamic teachers from industry and key research areas. Focused on ensuring the continued success of your business, we work with you to deliver university quality short courses for your team.

Policy – we have the collective expertise to identify costs and benefits of change, and are here to facilitate excellent communication of evidence-based results to decision makers for real impact.

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