United Nations – Sustainable Development Solutions Network
The Mulloon Institute was selected by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) as one of five model case study projects globally to develop guidelines for sustainable but profitable and productive farming. The Mulloon Institute will contribute to the development of pathways to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals agreed upon by all UN member nations. The key focus will be on increasing agricultural productivity alongside environmental resilience in order to feed an increasing world population on a shrinking natural resources base.
The Mulloon Institute was selected for its world-class research methods and integrated science research program. Learnings from the Mulloon Landscape Community Rehydration Project will contribute to the development of globally applicable transformational agricultural pathways and farming best practice models that are productive, profitable and sustainable.
The focus of this partnership is sharing research data, innovative solutions and best practice. The Mulloon Institute does not receive funding from the United Nations as part of this partnership.
Soils for Life
Soils for Life is an Australian non-profit organisation, founded and chaired by Australia's former Governor General, Major General The Honourable Michael Jeffery, AC AO(Mil) CVO MC (Retd). Soils for Life encourages the wide adoption of regenerative landscape management practices to restore landscape health and produce quality and nutrient-dense food and fibre. They do this by supporting innovative farmers and land managers who demonstrate high performance in regenerating their landscape while maintaining or increasing production.
Australian National University
The Australian National University, located in Canberra is an internationally distinguished education-intensive research institute, established by an Act of Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia and highly regarded internationally as one of the leading research institutions.
MCNF has been proud to have had a relationship with the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the ANU that has provided opportunities for students to study and research nature's systems for over 20 years. The Mulloon Institute continues this relationship to offer opportunities for students from high school to postdoctoral research to learn from and with nature and develop knowledge for the public good.
University of Sydney – Charles Perkins Centre
Obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease are the leading causes of death, disability and reduced quality of life in Australia, and have become epidemics of global proportions. These are complex problems that require a new and complex solution, which is why The Charles Perkins Centre is bringing together scholars from a range of disciplines to explore the interconnectedness of our environment, our food and our health. This approach will help explain how people’s risk of disease is affected by psychological, educational, cultural, and economic circumstances, or external factors such as the built environment, the agriculture and food industries, technologies and media.
Australian National University – Crawford School
The Crawford School in Canberra is ANU’s public policy school, serving and influencing Australia, Asia and the Pacific through advanced policy research, graduate and executive education, and policy impact. Crawford School combines research, education and policy impact from disciplinary excellence in the core research areas of economics, governance, environment and development, as well as country and region specific knowledge of Asia and the Pacific, including Australia. It has carried the lead responsibility for measuring financial and economic changes in The Mulloon Institute’s projects, as well as accounting changes in natural capital.
Mulloon Creek Natural Farms is proud to have had a relationship with ANU for over 20 years that has provided opportunities for students to study and research nature's systems. The Mulloon Institute continues this relationship to offer opportunities for students from high school to postdoctoral research to learn from and with nature and develop knowledge for the public good.
University of Canberra
The University of Canberra (UC), located in Australia's national capital offers a range of applied degrees and has a strong commitment to work integrated learning. Their education and research aims to help build just, prosperous and sustainable communities to redress disadvantage. UC is also committed to building the national Reconciliation agenda, through tangible actions under their Reconciliation Action Plan.
The Mulloon Institute works closely with UN on activities such as conducting fish surveys at our project sites.
Australian National University –Fenner School of Environment & Society
The Fenner School of Environment and Society is a world-class, nationally-distinctive School at the ANU, located in Canberra and recognised for interdisciplinary research and education on complex environment-society systems.
The Fenner School delivers research and education focusing on the major and emerging environment-society challenges of the 21st Century through a unified, integrative, problem-driven research program where disciplines and individuals work in fluid teams according to the nature of the problem being investigated. The School through its education and training programs prepares the future generation of researchers, professionals and educators with the necessary mix of disciplinary foundations and integrative and applied skills needed to address challenges and opportunities in environment and sustainability.
University of New England – Agricultural School
There are very few Universities in the world where geologists, engineers, geneticists, zoologists, botanists, soils scientists, and ecologists work together on the big challenges that our planet faces. The School of Environmental and Rural Science at UNE, Armidale, NSW, is one of those rare places looking at the science and management behind feeding the world, whilst ensuring excellent environmental outcomes.
University of Wollongong
The University of Wollongong (UOW) in New South Wales is a community of campuses where discovery, learning and technology connect to transform people and the world we live in.
UOW’s major research facilities and strengths are working tirelessly to solve complex, real-world problems. UOW's local, national and global partnerships with other institutions and industry work towards building a sustainable and equitable future for the 21st century.
Rothamsted Research (UK)
Rothamsted is the longest running agricultural research station in the world, providing cutting-edge science and innovation for nearly 170 years. Its mission is to deliver the knowledge and new practices to increase crop productivity and quality and to develop environmentally sustainable solutions for food and energy production.
No single approach can deliver sustainable agriculture with high productivity and value. A broad perspective that encompasses the whole plant system is needed and a careful balance of approaches is required. Rothamsted integrates biotechnology with other areas of science such as agronomy and agro-ecology so both existing and new knowledge can be implemented through agricultural practice. Rothamsted's strength therefore lies in our integrated, multidisciplinary approach to research in plant and soil science.
– Department of Education & Training
The Department of Education and Training is responsible for national policies and programs that help Australians access quality and affordable early child care and childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and research.
– National Landcare Program
The National Landcare Program is a key part of the Australian Government’s commitment to protect and conserve Australia’s water, soil, plants, animals and ecosystems, as well as support the productive and sustainable use of these valuable resources.
– Department of Primary Industries
The Department of Primary Industries is a division within NSW Trade & Investment and works to develop and sustain diverse, profitable food and fibre industries, and ensures best practice management of our natural resources. Responsibilities include developing profitable, sustainable and biosecure agriculture, and fisheries; ensuring best management of catchments, natural resources and water; and regulating the state's food sector.
– Department of the Environment & Energy
The Department designs and implements Australian Government policy and programs to protect and conserve the environment, water and heritage, promote climate action, and provide adequate, reliable and affordable energy.
– Local Land Services
Local Land Services brings together agricultural production advice, biosecurity, natural resource management and emergency management into a single organisation.
– Office of Environment & Heritage
Working with the community, OEH cares for and protects NSW’s environment and heritage, which includes the natural environment, Aboriginal country, culture and heritage, and built heritage. OEH supports the community, business and government in protecting, strengthening and making the most of a healthy environment and economy in NSW.
The Mulloon Institute is a registered Australian charity and not-for-profit organisation. Our vital work relies on funding from the general public, philanthropic trusts and foundations, government agencies and corporate sponsorship.
We are grateful for all contributions, financial and in-kind and extend thanks and gratitude to our sponsors.