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Repurposing waste for global impact with Julia & Jordy Kay

In this evokeAG x Humans of Agriculture collaboration podcast, with Oli Le Lievre, Oli speaks to Julia and Jordy Kaye, Co-Founders of greatwrap, a Victorian based startup creating a biodegradable alternative to petroleum-based plastic wraps using potato waste to replace plastic cling wrap in kitchens and on industrial pallets.

Food Innovation
16 Jan 2023
48 mins

Industry and research join forces to tackle complex agricultural challenges

Imagine an innovation system where universities are encouraged to step outside traditional discipline-specific boundaries, and throw the full might of their research and technology at our agricultural challenges? That’s a future, the Australian National University’s (ANU) Centre for Entrepreneurial Agri-Technology (CEAT) is embracing.

Research
15 Dec 2022
6 min read
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Milk without cows – how synthetic biology and dairy farmers can both win

Where they once went head-to-head at the negotiation table, Michael Hampson and Jim Fader are now combining forces to bring a lab-brewed, dairy-free milk to market. The pair say ‘Eden Brew’ could be a billion-dollar company – and they want dairy farmers to have a slice of the pie.

Tech
1 Dec 2022
4 min read

Farming insects and lifelong lessons with Olympia Yarger

Waste warrior and insect farming pioneer, Olympia Yarger of agritech startup, Goterra, has earned the 2023 ACT Australian of the Year award for her commitment to tackling climate change. In this Humans of Agriculture x evokeAG. collab podcast, Oli Le Lievre unpacks Olympia’s diverse and entrepreneurial life experiences.

Food
28 Nov 2022
57 mins

How space tech scaleup Planet Labs is driving agricultural productivity

US space tech scaleup, Planet Labs’ fleet of approximately 200 mini satellites scan the Earth every day to provide daily high-resolution satellite imagery, and it’s arming landholders with the data to make more informed decisions. Farmer-owned co-operative, Organic Valley is reaping the rewards since teaming up with Planet Labs to develop a pasture mapping tool, that’s helped dairy farmers increase pasture utilisation by 20 per cent.

Tech
23 Nov 2022
6 min read

New Edge Microbials’ nature tech approach offers hope for food security, post-synthetics

‘Nature tech’ is gathering pace, offering adaptive soil microbial solutions that help scale up the planet’s ability to heal itself, and improve food security. Ben Barlow, Managing Director of New Edge Microbials and evokeAG. 2023 speaker, is ahead of the curve – with proven biological inputs that drastically reduce a crop’s carbon footprint and deliver a host of production outcomes for farmers.

Tech
2 Nov 2022
7 min read

Connectivity solutions help drive business on remote WA cattle station

Jack Carmody is the manager of Prenti Downs, one of Western Australia’s largest and most remote cattle stations. Jack has created a system, supported by the nbn® network, that delivers high-speed Internet to the homestead — and allows him to monitor livestock in the most isolated pockets of his one-million-acre holding.

Farm
2 Nov 2022
5 min read

Unlocking the potential of autonomous agriculture at AgriFutures evokeAG. 2023

Andrew Bate has been sowing the seeds of the future of farming for the past decade, as Co-Founder of agritech company, SwarmFarm Robotics that’s now leading the world in the development of on-farm robotics. The AgriFutures evokeAG. Startup Program success story and Central Queensland grain farmer will lead a panel of experts exploring the future of autonomous agriculture at evokeAG. 2023.

Tech
27 Oct 2022
4 min read

The end of one-size fits all food

The digital transformation of our food system has seen us switch from searching the supermarket shelves, and dining at our favourite restaurants, to procuring food through a screen. This digital revolution has made it easier to access food, but the added convenience is just the beginning in a digitised food system. Food innovation expert, Mike Lee explores how technologies like nutrigenomics, multispectral imaging, AI and plant breeding will see an end to ‘one-size fits all’ food and diets.

Food
2 Oct 2022
9 min read

2023 evokeAG. Startup Program applications now open

Applications for the AgriFutures evokeAG. 2023 Startup Program are now open to startups and scaleups who are interested in showcasing their products, solutions and technologies at Asia Pacific's premier agrifood tech event – evokeAG. Down to Earth to be held in Adelaide on 21-22 February 2023.

Investment
26 Sep 2022
3 min read

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