As well as a number of Australian institutions, we share research activities with numerous international organisations and universities, giving us access to an excellent range of expertise and knowledge.
Murdoch University's Centre for Comparative Genomics has been a research partner with CLIMA for a long time. CCG specifically has been a research partner in two ARC linkage research projects from 2007 on genetics and genomics of pasture legumes and specifically subterranean and red clovers.
The WA Centre of Excellence in Comparative Genomics (CCG) represents a unique approach to research in Comparative Genomics. It draws together both biomedical and agricultural comparative genomics and bioinformatics activities and expertise in such a way as to promote shared understanding within and across fields of study.
The Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organisation (CSIRO) is involved in many CLIMA research projects. The CSIRO is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.
The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, (DAFWA) is one of the most strategic partners of CLIMA research projects.
DAFWA assists the State's agriculture, food and fibre sectors to be sustainable and profitable, with a clear focus on export-led growth. The department enhances the international competitiveness of the State's agribusinesses by working with them to meet the increasingly demanding standards for safety and quality of food and fibre products produced in a sustainable way.
Namik Kemal University (NKU) has been involved in pasture genomics research with CLIMA from 2007.
The Department of Field Crops at NKU has a mission to bring up qualified agricultural engineers equipped with the experience and knowledge that meets our modern needs in the fields of cultivation techniques, rehabilitation and biotechnology with respect to grains, edible legumes, industrial plants and pasture-meadow forage crops.
It also aims to collect, protect, use and make available herbal genetic resources.
The Department of Primary Industries, Victoria, (DPI Victoria) is a research partner on a GRDC project concerning biotechnology tools to accelerate lupin and lentil improvement. The department is responsible for agriculture, fisheries, earth resources, energy and forestry in Victoria.
Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU) is collaborating with CLIMA for research on oil seeds.
HZAU consists of 15 colleges and departments. With a particular focus on life science, HZAU also gives much emphasis on the rational disciplinary construction of agriculture, sciences, engineering, arts, law, economics, and management.
HZAU has established exchange and cooperation relationships with more than 60 institutions in 20 countries and regions such as the United States, Canada, Russia, Sweden, Britain and France. It has also built up joint training programs with many foreign universities.
In addition, 20 international foundations and organisations have developed cooperation programs with HZAU.
The French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) has been collaborating with CLIMA from 2006, mainly focusing on tissue culture techniques and their application in legumes.
INRA's research is guided by developments in scientific fields and focuses on worldwide challenges related to food and nutrition, the environment and land use facing the world of agriculture and agronomics today. Such challenges, which include climate change, human nutrition, competition between food and non-food crops, the exhaustion of fossil resources and appropriate land management, put agronomists in a position to generate compatible economic, social and environmental development.
INRA produces fundamental knowledge that leads to innovation and know-how for society. INRA lends its expertise to public decision-making.
Instituto Murciano de de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario y Alimentario (IMIDA) is collaborating with CLIMA on in vitro generation acceleration in pasture legumes.
Kazusa DNA Research Institute (KDRI) has been a CLIMA research partner since 2007, focusing on genetic and genomic research on pasture legumes – specifically subterranean and red clovers.
KDRI was founded in 1991 and has since then been engaged in large-scale sequencing and analysis of the genomes of plants and related bacteria as well as human cDNAs.
The N. I. Vavilov Research Institute of Plant Industry has been involved in collaborations with CLIMA for many years, and more recently through a research project on oil seed camelina.
The Institute is the only research institution in Russia whose activities include plant genetics resources (PGR) collection, conservation and study. This Institute, its accomplishments, and role in maintaining the global ex situ collection are well known across the world.
Its global PGR collection represents plant diversity encompassing 320,000 accessions of 155 botanical families, and 2532 species of 425 genera.
Pulse Breeding Australia (PBA) is an unincorporated joint venture between the GRDC, Pulse Australia, the University of Adelaide, the SA Research and Development Institute (SARDI), the Victorian Department of Primary Industries (DPI VIC), the NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSWDPI), the Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (QDPI&F) and the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA).
To deliver superior pulse varieties faster, PBA focuses on excellent leadership and communications, accessing reliable market signals, accessing elite germplasm and enabling technologies, a proficient and cost-effective breeding process, and ensuring newly released varieties are rapidly adopted.
The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) has been a partner with CLIMA in many research projects from the early days of CLIMA's establishment.
SARDI delivers robust scientific solutions for primary industries. It is the South Australian Government's principal research institute, a research arm of Primary Industries and Resources SA.
SARDI's scientific outcomes contribute to South Australia's strategic plan targets relating to the economy, the environment and science innovation.
Science programs are also aligned to the State Government's science plan to meet specific industry priorities, increase productivity and economic performance, pursue innovation in environmental industries, attract investment and develop critical infrustructure.