About the CRC

The Fight Food Waste CRC Program aims to improve the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian industries.

The Program fosters high quality research to solve industry-identified problems through industry-led and outcome-focused collaborative research partnerships between industry entities and research organisations.

The Program aims to encourage and facilitate small and medium enterprise (SME) participation in collaborative research.


The CRC and participants will deliver:

New sources of revenue and market growth for food companies

Less wasted resources through the supply chain from grower through to consumer

Less waste ending up in landfill

More donated food to feed hungry Australians

Our Participants

The Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre brings together 46 industry and 10 research partners, contributing $34 million cash and $57 million in-kind contributions.

Industry Partners

Abalone Association of Australasia

Abalone Council of Australia Ltd

Australian Council of Prawn Fisheries

Australian Country Choice Production

Australian Food & Grocery Council

Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology

Australian Institute of Packaging

Australian Organics Recycling Association

Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association

Australian Food Cold Chain Council

Bowen Gumlu Growers Association

Central Coast Industry Connect

Chameleon Asset Protection


East Gippsland Food Cluster


Entopia Biotechnologies

FAVCO/Green Valley

Fisheries Research & Development Corporation

Food Innovation Australia Limited

Food South Australia

Foodbank Australia

Green Industries SA

Gretals Australia

Honey and Fox


Mitolo Group

NSW Environmental Protection Agency


Pacific Coast Produce

Peats Soils and Garden Supplies

Piper Alderman

Planet Protector Packaging

Potatoes South Australia

Queensland Urban Utilities

Regional Development Australia Murraylands & Riverland

SA Potato Company


Sustainability Victoria

Swisse Wellness


Thomas Foods International Fresh Produce

Waste & Resource Action Programme (UK)

Whitsunday Regional Council

Woolworths Group

Zerella Fresh

Research Partners

Primary Industries & Regions South Australia / The South Australian Research and Development Institute 

Central Queensland University

Curtin University

Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Queensland University of Technology

RMIT University

Swinburne University of Technology

The University of Adelaide

The University of Queensland

University of Southern Queensland