Informing policy and practice for sustainable management and optimised productivity

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12 promotes sustainable consumption and resource efficiencies.

We focus on teaching and research that influences and informs sustainable lives for now and in the future.

Sustainable Development Goals Explained

Responsible consumption and production


Our Food Futures research group concentrates on policy and practice to improve the resilience of our food production systems.  Our broad research capability spans from fundamental research in chemical and biomolecular systems to native and forest ecosystems, as well as agricultural and horticultural production systems.

Research Centres and Institutes

Researchers byt he water

A healthy planet equals healthy people

A Griffith University researcher is helping save the planet in a new study that maps global nutrient production from farms worldwide. PhD candidate Eloise Stephenson highlights that 'this paper provides a breakdown of global agriculture and nutrient production by farm size and this information is critical for promoting healthy diets in the face of population growth, urbanisation and climate change'.

This project, led by Dr James St John, is being conducted across two of the university’s leading research institutes, the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery and the Menzies Health Institute Queensland.

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Waste not want not recipe

National nod for food waste reduction program

A Social Marketing @ Griffith program, Waste Not Want Not, was designed in collaboration with Redland City Council, to help reduce food waste in the area – a costly problem both for the budget and the environment.

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