Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA)
The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) is a joint venture between the University of Tasmania (UTAS) and the Tasmanian State Government Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE), and has research centres in Hobart, New Town, Launceston Devonport and Burnie. TIA works closely with industry in research, development and extension programs to address agricultural productivity, efficiency, safe food production, social and national resource management issues.
TIA’s research development and extension capacity is organised into five specialist centres, namely Dairy, Vegetable, Perennial Horticulture, Extensive Agriculture and Food Safety; and has expertise in thematic areas of Value Chains and Climate Change. These research themes operate across all of TIA’s research activities.
TIA has 150 staff members and over 100 postgraduate students, and manages a research portfolio in excess of AUS$14 million. TIA currently manages in excess of 200 projects, with funding being provided from a diverse range of funding bodies including the Commonwealth and State governments, the CSIRO, the Australian Research Council, Research and Development corporations, and industry bodies.
The cornerstone of TIA’s success and growth is an exceptional team of scientists and a strong culture of working in partnership with industry and other research providers, both nationally and internationally.
Number of employees: <200
Main business focus/
Listing by sector:
- Research Organisation
- AgBio - Animal
- AgBio - Plant
Access to University of Tasmania with its national and international links & facilities. A joint venture with the state government covering all of agricultural research, development and extension throughout the state.
Postgraduate training and joint research projects in agriculture and food safety.
|Contact person||Professor Holger Meinke|
|Address||Private Bag 98|
|Phone||+61 3 6226 6368|
|Fax||+61 3 6226 7444|