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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 Innovation
29 Nov 2021
5 min read

Innovation, collaboration and persistence: the art of growing red meat market access

A joint effort by the red meat sector and government has delivered sought-after shelf-life extensions for vacuum-packed chilled sheepmeat and beef exports to key markets in the Middle East. However, innovative packaging and freight solutions are still required to extend shelf life of fresh sheepmeat carcase exports – which accounts for the bulk trade to the Middle East – to capture similar value and recover from the COVID-19 induced airfreight capacity crunch.

Research
27 Oct 2021
6 min read

The future of Artificial Intelligence and why Australia should take control

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already creating exponential impact globally, and locally for our food and fibre supply chain, by alleviating workforce and labour shortages – a problem for Australian and global agriculture. 
In this episode we hear from the Queensland AI Hub about the endless opportunities that Artificial Intelligence offers the Australian tech industry and how we can make the most of it. 

Future
7 Oct 2021
35 min listen
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perennial wheat bread

The rising potential of Australian perennial wheat

The push to develop perennial wheats suitable for Australian conditions is gathering momentum. Delivering improved sustainability, on-farm profitability, and nutritional outcomes – perennial wheats have everyone from mixed farmers to artisan brewers and bakers excited.

Research
30 Sep 2021
7 min read
Pacific Bio Pacific Reef Fisheries hero

The Australian prawn farm raising the bar for sustainable aquaculture

Australian aquaculture and biotech company, Pacific Biotechnologies, has developed a better way to farm prawns. Its Pacific Reef Fisheries operation earned Australia’s first Aquaculture Stewardship Council certification for responsible and sustainable prawn farming. Now, the opportunity exists for a new owner to expand this market-leading business and put locally grown sustainable prawns on more Australian dinner plates.

Investment
1 Sep 2021
6 min read
Synbio CSIRO

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

Global collaboration needed to drive Australian agrifood innovation

AgriFutures Australia Managing Director, John Harvey shares his vision for Australian agrifood tech innovation and why global collaboration is needed to continue driving commercialisation of homegrown R&D and global partnerships. Here he speaks with Australian agritech entrepreneur and BDO AgTech Lead, Michael Macolino, about evokeAG. and new platform – growAG. to help accelerate the innovation pathway.

Tech
20 Jul 2021
4 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
glasshouse

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

growAG. launched!

Explore a world of agrifood innovation opportunities in Australia.

growAG. connects Australian inventors, world leading research, unique technologies, commercialisation opportunities and collaborators to the world.

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