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Ultra-low-cost smart meter ready for farmers and agricultural partners

Australian technology startup, Gasbot has ignited the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry, with an ultra-low-cost smart meter that’s giving near real-time visibility of tank storage levels to blue-chip utilities across the globe. Now, Gasbot is seeking partners to inform its development roadmap for the agriculture sector – and put its weather-proof and hack-resistant Agbot to work for every farmer.

Farm Agtech startups
28 Jul 2022
6 min read
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South Australian paddock-to-beverage traceability project takes off

Nine innovative agritech startups have received over $700,000 in grants collectively through the South Australian Government’s AgTech Growth Fund. Now a collaborative paddock-to-beverage traceability pilot project between Coopers Brewery, Grain Producers South Australia and agritech startup recipient, Trust Provenance is taking off.

Food
1 Aug 2022
4 min read

‘The time is now’: Key insights from Elders CEO Mark Allison

Elders CEO Mark Allison addressed evokeAG. 2020 – just a few short weeks before the world went into lockdown – to talk farming trends and Australian agriculture’s target of building a $100 billion industry by 2030. As the Platnium Partner for evokeAG. 2023 Mark reflects on the past two and a half years, and why he’s excited for evokeAG. 2023 and the future of Australian agriculture.

Future Agriculture
19 Jul 0202
6 min read
Sivam Krish GoMicro CEO

Simple GoMicro device measures highly accurate food spoilage

AI-assessment platform, GoMicro is charging ahead with early detection technology to tackle global food waste. At the 400M Agrifood Innovation Forum in Toowomba, GoMicro CEO and Founder Dr Sivam Krish presented breakthrough results in assessing the ripeness or spoilage of fruits and vegetables with an 86-to-99% accuracy, measured in days.

Tech
13 Jul 2022
2 min read
Elders Managing Director and CEO Mark Allison shaking hands with AgriFutures Managing Director John Harvey.

Icon of Australian agribusiness – Elders – renews platinum partnership for AgriFutures evokeAG. 2023 event

Australian agribusiness icon, Elders, has renewed its commitment to Australian agrifood innovation, returning as the official Platinum Partner of AgriFutures evokeAG. 2023 event on 21-22 February 2023 in Adelaide, South Australia. evokeAG. is the Asia Pacific’s premier agrifood tech event aiming to bring together farmers, innovators, researchers, universities, corporates, government and investors to drive impact for farmers and the supply-chain.

Future
18 Jul 2022
3 min read

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Oli Madgett

Oli Madgett

Managing Director, Perennial Australia

McLaren Vale, South Australia

Mike Lee Alpha Food Labs

Mike Lee

Co-Founder & Co-CEO Alpha Food Labs | Founder The Future Market

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Natasha Teakle

Managing Director and Co-Founder | AgriStart

Abbey, WA

Samuel Johnston at evokeAG. 2020

Sam Johnston

Co-Founder of Thank A Farmer For Your Next Meal | Future Young Leader

Forbes, NSW

Judy Kennedy

Judy Kennedy

Freelancer | Judy Kennedy Media

Menzies Creek, VIC

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South Australian paddock-to-beverage traceability project takes off

Nine innovative agritech startups have received over $700,000 in grants collectively through the South Australian Government’s AgTech Growth Fund. Now a collaborative paddock-to-beverage traceability pilot project between Coopers Brewery, Grain Producers South Australia and agritech startup recipient, Trust Provenance is taking off.

Food Traceability
1 Aug 2022
4 min read

Ultra-low-cost smart meter ready for farmers and agricultural partners

Australian technology startup, Gasbot has ignited the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry, with an ultra-low-cost smart meter that’s giving near real-time visibility of tank storage levels to blue-chip utilities across the globe. Now, Gasbot is seeking partners to inform its development roadmap for the agriculture sector – and put its weather-proof and hack-resistant Agbot to work for every farmer.

Farm
28 Jul 2022
6 min read

Teaching Kenya's youth to embrace regenerative agriculture

Young trailblazer and evokeAG. Future Young Leader Alumni, George Chapman, lives on the edge of the Nairobi National Park in Kenya where he runs a regenerative agriculture farm and teaches the next generation about the importance of soil health.

Farm
1 Jul 2022
21 min listen
David Farquhar

Trailblazing vertical farming with David Farquhar

Meet David Farquhar, a serial entrepreneur and CEO of Scottish agritech company, Intelligent Growth Solutions – a trailblazer of vertical farming. Here Andy Lowe learns about this ground-breaking solution and the opportunities for farmers.

Farm
24 Jun 2022
aerial farming

The rules of farm data: how it’s used, shared and secured

Want to know how the National Farmers Federation Data Code is helping farmers and tech companies better navigate data governance? Oli Madgett speaks with Andrea Koch, the chair of the NFF Data Code working group, and Hamish Munro, CEO of PairTree Intelligence about this important issue.

Farm
1 Jun 2022
45 min listen

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The secret life of bees and tracking real-time pollination

Pollinated agriculture is estimated to be a $14 billion industry in Australia alone. Now an innovative technology, Bee Innovative can track how well bees are pollinating a crop and provide growers with real-time information to help boost yield and profits. Here commercial beekeeper and CEO and Co-Founder of Bee Innovative, David Lyall talks about its growing potential.

Tech Bees
4 Aug 2022
31 min

Whole Green Foods’ $2m bridging round geared to tackle global food waste

Specialising in nutrient extraction technology to convert food waste into useable ingredients, has paid off for Whole Green Foods. The Western Australian startup is now raising a $2 million bridging round, closing 31 August 2022, with processing expansion plans and heavyweight partnerships on the horizon, such as Simplot and Ferrero – set to catapult success.

Tech
2 Aug 2022
5 min read

South Australian paddock-to-beverage traceability project takes off

Nine innovative agritech startups have received over $700,000 in grants collectively through the South Australian Government’s AgTech Growth Fund. Now a collaborative paddock-to-beverage traceability pilot project between Coopers Brewery, Grain Producers South Australia and agritech startup recipient, Trust Provenance is taking off.

Food
1 Aug 2022
4 min read
Sivam Krish GoMicro CEO

Simple GoMicro device measures highly accurate food spoilage

AI-assessment platform, GoMicro is charging ahead with early detection technology to tackle global food waste. At the 400M Agrifood Innovation Forum in Toowomba, GoMicro CEO and Founder Dr Sivam Krish presented breakthrough results in assessing the ripeness or spoilage of fruits and vegetables with an 86-to-99% accuracy, measured in days.

Tech
13 Jul 2022
2 min read
grapes

The making of great Australian wine

Wine Australia is charging ahead with innovations to ensure Australia’s viticulture industry continues to thrive, off the back of a challenging period. CEO Dr Martin Cole delves deep into their R&D approach, exciting solutions, like zero alcohol products and how growAG. is helping to enable growth.

Research
7 Jul 2022
22 min listen

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Icon of Australian agribusiness – Elders – renews platinum partnership for AgriFutures evokeAG. 2023 event

Australian agribusiness icon, Elders, has renewed its commitment to Australian agrifood innovation, returning as the official Platinum Partner of AgriFutures evokeAG. 2023 event on 21-22 February 2023 in Adelaide, South Australia. evokeAG. is the Asia Pacific’s premier agrifood tech event aiming to bring together farmers, innovators, researchers, universities, corporates, government and investors to drive impact for farmers and the supply-chain.

Future
18 Jul 2022
3 min read

Observing the Earth together, set to benefit agriculture

Earth observation scientist and UK GRIP program leader, Hugh Mortimer talks about the possibilities of space exploration and why global collaboration and co-investment, between the UK and Australia is so important for the prosperity of agriculture and climate change mitigation.

Future
7 Jul 2022
50 min listen
Goulburn Valley

Co-designing a vibrant legacy for the Goulburn Valley

Davi La Ferla of Sensand Technologies, a key partner in the NorVicFoods project, speaks about the possible innovations set to rejuvenate Victoria’s Hume region and why human-centered and tech-enabled solutions will help maximise business outcomes. 

Future
15 Jun 2022
30 min listen

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Nick Stamatiou and Cedric Cross

Whole Green Foods’ $2m bridging round geared to tackle global food waste

Specialising in nutrient extraction technology to convert food waste into useable ingredients, has paid off for Whole Green Foods. The Western Australian startup is now raising a $2 million bridging round, closing 31 August 2022, with processing expansion plans and heavyweight partnerships on the horizon, such as Simplot and Ferrero – set to catapult success.

Tech Food waste
2 Aug 2022
5 min read

South Australian paddock-to-beverage traceability project takes off

Nine innovative agritech startups have received over $700,000 in grants collectively through the South Australian Government’s AgTech Growth Fund. Now a collaborative paddock-to-beverage traceability pilot project between Coopers Brewery, Grain Producers South Australia and agritech startup recipient, Trust Provenance is taking off.

Food
1 Aug 2022
4 min read

Observing the Earth together, set to benefit agriculture

Earth observation scientist and UK GRIP program leader, Hugh Mortimer talks about the possibilities of space exploration and why global collaboration and co-investment, between the UK and Australia is so important for the prosperity of agriculture and climate change mitigation.

Future
7 Jul 2022
50 min listen
forest

The new age of business and entrepreneurial activism

When asked to think of activists, how many of us would imagine businesses? Entrepreneurial activism may not be today’s mainstream, but there are plenty of signs it’s a growing force for the future. Here global food futurist, Mike Lee explores how companies can better measure impact and increase the outcomes for people and planet – not just profit.

Investment
6 Jul 2022
7 min read
Ryan Higgs

Onside’s Series A set to launch at evokeAG. 2022 Investor Dinner

New Zealand agritech tool, Onside is helping its users – from farmers to big time corporates – reduce biosecurity risks and save the agricultural industry billions of dollars. With rising adoption in Australia, Onside is ready to scale into the US and will launch its Series A funding round at the evokeAG. 2022 Investor Dinner in June in Sydney.

Investment
11 May 2022
5 min read

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Sivam Krish GoMicro CEO

Simple GoMicro device measures highly accurate food spoilage

AI-assessment platform, GoMicro is charging ahead with early detection technology to tackle global food waste. At the 400M Agrifood Innovation Forum in Toowomba, GoMicro CEO and Founder Dr Sivam Krish presented breakthrough results in assessing the ripeness or spoilage of fruits and vegetables with an 86-to-99% accuracy, measured in days.

Tech AI
13 Jul 2022
2 min read

The making of great Australian wine

Wine Australia is charging ahead with innovations to ensure Australia’s viticulture industry continues to thrive, off the back of a challenging period. CEO Dr Martin Cole delves deep into their R&D approach, exciting solutions, like zero alcohol products and how growAG. is helping to enable growth.

Research
7 Jul 2022
22 min listen
field day Western Australia

New WA Hub seeks innovative solutions to drought

Growers will be at the forefront of innovation with the launch of the South-West WA Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub, designed to help manage climate variability and increase productivity on-farm through innovative technologies and grassroots collaboration.

Farm
29 Nov 2021
5 min read

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Tech

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The secret life of bees and tracking real-time pollination

Pollinated agriculture is estimated to be a $14 billion industry in Australia alone. Now an innovative technology, Bee Innovative can track how well bees are pollinating a crop and provide growers with real-time information to help boost yield and profits. Here commercial beekeeper and CEO and Co-Founder of Bee Innovative, David Lyall talks about its growing potential.

Tech Bees
4 Aug 2022
31 min

Whole Green Foods’ $2m bridging round geared to tackle global food waste

Specialising in nutrient extraction technology to convert food waste into useable ingredients, has paid off for Whole Green Foods. The Western Australian startup is now raising a $2 million bridging round, closing 31 August 2022, with processing expansion plans and heavyweight partnerships on the horizon, such as Simplot and Ferrero – set to catapult success.

Tech
2 Aug 2022
5 min read

Ultra-low-cost smart meter ready for farmers and agricultural partners

Australian technology startup, Gasbot has ignited the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry, with an ultra-low-cost smart meter that’s giving near real-time visibility of tank storage levels to blue-chip utilities across the globe. Now, Gasbot is seeking partners to inform its development roadmap for the agriculture sector – and put its weather-proof and hack-resistant Agbot to work for every farmer.

Farm
28 Jul 2022
6 min read

Simple GoMicro device measures highly accurate food spoilage

AI-assessment platform, GoMicro is charging ahead with early detection technology to tackle global food waste. At the 400M Agrifood Innovation Forum in Toowomba, GoMicro CEO and Founder Dr Sivam Krish presented breakthrough results in assessing the ripeness or spoilage of fruits and vegetables with an 86-to-99% accuracy, measured in days.

Tech
13 Jul 2022
2 min read
Hugh Mortimer GRIP Program Team leader

Observing the Earth together, set to benefit agriculture

Earth observation scientist and UK GRIP program leader, Hugh Mortimer talks about the possibilities of space exploration and why global collaboration and co-investment, between the UK and Australia is so important for the prosperity of agriculture and climate change mitigation.

Future
7 Jul 2022
50 min listen