The UWA Future Farm 2050's vision is to imagine the best-practice farm of 2050 and build and manage it now.
The population of the world is tipped to reach 9.5 billion by 2050 and the world will have to feed and clothe 50 percent more people than we do now without destroying the planet.
UWA Future Farm 2050, opened in 2009, is a multidisciplinary project based on a 1600-hectare farm near Pingelly, Western Australia. The mission of the farm is to develop a profitable mixed-enterprise operation at the cutting edge of practical technology for cropping, animal, environmental footprint, and ecosystem and biodiversity management.
To fulfill our mission we need to draw on expertise in agricultural science, resource economics, architecture and landscape architecture, electronic engineering, solar energy, wildlife ecology, and plant ecology.