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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 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
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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

The Hon. David Littleproud MP launches growag.com

A game-changing online digital platform connecting the world to Australian agricultural innovation will drive investment, commercialisation and make research and development outcomes transparent for levy payers and the community. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said growAG will showcase success stories, research projects and commercial opportunities in one centralised location.

Investment
13 Apr 2021
6 min watch

What is growAG.?

growAG. is a collaboration between the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment (DAWE) and Australia’s 15 Research & Development Corporations, often referred to as the RDC’s. It is the gateway to Australia’s agrifood innovation system, formalising a shared vision to showcase world leading agricultural research, unique technologies and commercialisation opportunities in one, easy to use location.

Investment
13 Apr 2021
2 min watch

$2 million budget for pre-farm gate waste investment

AgriFutures Australia has launched a new program to support novel solutions to repurposing and recycling existing pre-farm gate waste, that will help to align the primary industries with the National Waste Policy and supports the pathway to a circular economy. The Open call closes Tuesday 6 April 2021.

Future
17 Mar 2021
3 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.

Visit growAG.