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ProAgni is proud to be announced as a CRC SAAFE Partner


ProAgni CFO and Co-Founder Fiona Soulsby recently participated on the CRC SAAFE interview team in Canberra.

CRC SAAFE – Cooperative Research Centre for Solving Antimicrobial Resistance in Agribusiness, Food and Environments was awarded 34.5 Million and will leverage approximately $150 Million in cash and in-kind contributions from 53 partners working across 5 states and territories of Australia.  The CRC will run for 10 years, and will help solve antimicrobial resistance challenges posing a growing threat to Australia’s food, agribusiness, and environmental sectors.

Fiona said “AMR is a health risk, and a social license risk. Market rules are changing.” Producers need access to tools and solutions to not only continue to access valuable export markets, but also exploit opportunities in new and emerging markets.  ProAgni’s participation in CRC SAAFE, provides support to an environment for those tools and solutions to be developed and deployed, safe guarding our existing industry and providing market ready opportunities for 2022 and Beyond.

ProAgni looks forward to being part of this change and continuing to support UN SDG 3. To find out more about CRC SAAFE go to their website or

Click here to read the  CRC SAAFE Information Brochure JULY 2021 V11

Learning From Nature, how to Eliminate Livestock Methane Emissions

Athol Klieve

Ash Sweeting in conversation with Prof Athol Klieve – University of Queensland

Could nature provide a map to greatly reduce the climate impact of animal agriculture. Dr Athol Klieve has spent his career researching the microbiome of ruminants and kangaroos and why ruminants produce methane and kangaroos do not. In our conversation Athol also explains how there are no identifiable patterns in nature as to why a particular species produces methane or does not produce methane and that with us humans, some of us produce methane and some of us don’t. The exciting thing is that the current situation is not fixed, things can be changed.

Athol also delves deeply into the complex community structures within the microbiome, how microorganisms cooperate with each other, how they compete, how they protect or sabotage other microbes and, how they communicate or talk to each other. He also discussed the adaptability of microbes to change their metabolism and even genetic pathways under different conditions. The ultimate focus of Athol’s research has been how to better understand these complex ecosystems to improve animal agriculture and drastically reduce livestock methane emissions.

Athol is scientific advisor at ProAgni and ProAgni is commercialising probiotics that have come from Athol’s research.

I recently caught up with Athol to hear more about his work.

ProAgni Podcast Food Sustainability