We develop tailored research for existing and emerging issues identified by our industry partners in rural and regional areas. Our expertise across disciplines and technologies create transformative solutions to address real-world problems. CeRRF makes a meaningful, measurable contribution in the regional and rural research space.
Dr Rebecca Lester
Director, Centre for Regional and Rural Futures
To drive employment and wealth-generating economic activities in regional and rural communities. We’ll do this through cutting edge research and the facilitation and translation of knowledge and expertise.
- Rapid measurement devices to enable real-time decision making.
- Efficient agriculture delivery systems to reduce on-farm costs.
Knowledge that underpins decision making
- State-of-the-art climate modelling to inform business risk across agricultural commodities.
Our research encompasses everything from designing smarter agricultural technologies to developing regional competitiveness. We focus on understanding customer's needs, in order to ensure our research remains relevant and produces high-value outcomes.
Our research programs are delivered across five themes.
Led by Dr Rebecca Lester, the CeRRF team works across agricultural systems, science, strategy and economics. Discover the breadth and depth of our expertise and their notable research achievements.
Partnering with CeRRF is an opportunity to connect with staff and graduates at the forefront of their fields of expertise. Learn about our diverse network of partners and stakeholders here in Australia and abroad.
Our PhD students are leaders in their fields of expertise. They help us deliver innovative, relevant and creative solutions to a wide-range of agricultural productivity and trade-related ventures. Meet our current students and learn about their research projects.
Join our research team
To become a CeRRF research student you need to have a clear vision of what you want to investigate. This could be irrigation, drought-resistant seeds or improving agricultural water use.
In just a few steps you could be finding new and better ways to adapt farming techniques to cope with climate change and increasing populations.
Staff and Leadership team Meeting July 2019 Waurn Ponds
Staff and Leadership team Meeting 16th and 17th October 2019 Griffith Photos
CeRRF General Photos
Eureka Prize Winners
Centre for Regional and Rural Futures (CeRRF)
+61 3 5247 9265
75 Pigdons Road
Waurn Ponds VIC 3216