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'Love at first sight' makes solid foundation for new VC partnership

The individual resumes, portfolios and corporate triumphs of Kylie Frazer and Rachael Neumann are enough to make anyone feel dually inadequate and inspired – but together, they’re the team captains of Flying Fox Ventures, and everyone wants to be picked on their side. Meeting at an industry dinner just over three years ago, both agree it was professional love at first sight, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Investment
1 Sep 2021
6 min read

Trans-Tasman collaboration driving global innovation and action in 2022

2022 is set to bring the Trans-Tasman agrifood innovation community together to tackle the big conversations across farming, natural resource management and sustainable supply-chains. With three events scheduled – evokeAG. West (Feb 2022), evokeAG. East, and the inaugural 2035 Oceania Summit (Auckland, April 2022) – farmers, investors, researchers, innovators, corporates and government will come together to connect, collaborate and take action.

Future
1 Sep 2021
5 min read
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Synthetic biology promises a $27B dividend for Australia

Australia could develop an industry worth up to $27 billion a year and create 44,000 jobs by 2040 by building its synthetic biology ecosystem, according to a new report released today by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO.

Future
26 Aug 2021
5 min read

Renewable energy: What’s in it for farmers?

2019 NSW/ACT AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Finalist, Karin Stark shares her experience in the renewable energy space and the opportunities these technologies can provide farmers.

Farm
23 Aug 2021
3 min read

Making sense of blockchain and its value for farmers

This week, we speak to Emma Weston, CEO and Co-Founder of AgriDigital about blockchain technology, how it’s evolved and used across agricultural industries today, specifically grains, and how it’s empowering farmers to access value beyond the farm gate.

Tech
5 Aug 2021
19 min listen

The state of play for blockchain and why ‘tech stacks’ help drive adoption

Focusing on supply chain collaboration instead of competition, is the core focus of AgriDigital and Geora’s recent integration, designed to give grain growers more control of their digital assets. Here we explore how tech stacks are helping users to overcome the barriers to adoption for blockchain and create value beyond the farm gate.

Tech
3 Aug 2021
6 min read

Thinking outside the box: World leading autonomous beehive

In our tech-savvy world, it is hard to believe one innovation has stayed almost the same for more than 150 years. That is, until now. In extensive test-bed sites in both the United States and Israel, the beehive has been replaced with a device that is solar powered and driven by artificial intelligence and advanced robotics to monitor every single bee. Only time will tell if these next generation bees will be all they can be.

Future
29 Jul 2021
7 min read
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CSIRO opens satellite offering for Aussie Earth observation

From today Australian researchers in industries like agriculture and natural disaster management can apply to direct the Earth observation satellite NovaSAR-1 by accessing Australia’s share of the satellite, managed by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency.

Tech
8 Jul 2021
5 min read
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UK-Australia collaboration set to drive global agritech innovation

Collaboration is a key ingredient in creating a more sustainable global food system. One of the UK’s four Agri-Tech centres, Crop Health & Protection (CHAP), is leading the way by connecting with AgriFutures Australia, set to enhance farming productivity through agritech innovation.

Tech
25 Jun 2021
2 min read

The future forces for Australian agriculture

This week, Oli Madgett, grape grower and Founder of Platfarm, talks with Sarah Nolet from AgThentic about the future forces impacting agriculture, taking a longer look at how climate volatility will not only usher in migration of people, but also shifts in growing regions and methods for production.

Future
2 Jun 2021
21 min listen
India agriculture

India’s agritech market ‘takes off like a rocket’

As the Managing Partner of Omnivore – the largest and oldest player in the Indian agritech venture scene – Mark Kahn understands what it takes to really ‘make it’ after building a venture capital firm from the ground up that’s pioneered agritech investing in India.

Farm
2 Jun 2021
6 min read

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