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The advanced technology helping viticulture adapt to climate change

The grip of climate change is being felt in the world’s vineyards - disrupting practices that have been built up over thousands of years. Small changes in temperatures are resulting in large fluctuations in yield and quality across seasons. Deep Planet says viticulture is the canary in the coal mine for the broader agriculture industry and is seeking investment to further develop the next generation of monitoring solutions to help winemakers adapt.

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MLA seeks global solution providers to enhance Australia’s red meat supply chain

Meat & Livestock Australia is seeking expressions of interest from global collaborators with solutions to objectively measure value characteristics – from productivity, welfare and eating quality to marbling potential – in live animals. With the potential to transform decision-making for producers, feedlotters, and processors, it’s a research priority that’s turning a lot of heads.       

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Universities encouraged to join AgriFutures growᴬᴳ⋅ as report reveals investment boom in research commercialisation

With a new report showing Australia and New Zealand’s public research organisations are world class at commercialising their innovative ideas, AgriFutures Australia is urging them to join its online platform growAG. to extend their networks in the investment community even further. 

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$500m raised and counting: Australia’s investment boom in agrifood tech

AUSTRALIA’S growing agrifoodtech sector is being showcased on the international stage with the launch of a report showing investors tipped more than half a billion dollars into Australian startups last year, and a bright outlook for 2022.

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Young Farmer of the Year behind new social media app for the agricultural community

Agronomist and 2021 Young Farmer of the Year Emma Ayliffe and her business partner at Summit Ag, Heath McWhirter, crisscross the country advising farmers on how to improve their crop production and soil health. Now the pair is helping farmers connect with each other, with a purpose-built social media app for agriculture – YackerApp. With a thousand users and growing, Emma and Heath are looking for investors to take YackerApp to the next level.   

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Multiple industries

Predicting harvest timing & yield in intensive cropping

This project is using AI, historical and current season grower data, combined with real-time micro-climate data to create models that predict yield and harvest dates for Treasury Wine Estate winegrapes and Costa group Group berries.
  • Funded by

    Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre (Food Agility CRC)

  • Project date

    18 Feb 2019 - 26 Feb 2021

  • Research organisation

    University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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Cotton

Integrated weed management options for weed control in cotton farming systems

The widespread use of herbicides (particularly glyphosate) has led to the emergence of glyphosate-resistant populations in many weeds of cotton …
  • Funded by

    Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)

  • Project date

    1 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2019

  • Research organisations

    Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC), New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI)

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Blockchain for the Meat Industry: Where and How?

This project aims to explore the use of blockchain technology for the red meat industry. Blockchain technology, which underpins digital …
  • Funded by

    Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC)

  • Project date

    15 Mar 2018 - 3 Jun 2019

  • Research organisation

    Griffith University

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Beef cattle

Meat & Livestock Australia: a new cattle tick vaccine for Australia - licensing opportunity

Opportunity for

  • Animal health companies with capability commercialising animal vaccines
  • Investors and collaboration partners worldwide.
  • Led by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Opportunity type

    Licensing, Seeking partners

  • Express interest by

    31 January 2023

  • Readiness
    Mid to Late (TRL 5-9)
    For opportunities that are seeking solutions providers who are in the mid to late stages of readiness.
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Bardee: black soldier fly organic fertiliser - Superfly® - seeking commercial trial partners in horticulture, broadacre and pasture industries

Opportunity for

  • Australian horticulture, broadacre and pasture farms to trial organic certified fertiliser and soil enhancer made from black soldier fly castings and exoskeletons
  • Led by

    Bardee

  • Opportunity type

    Field trial

  • Express interest by

    12 January 2023

  • Readiness
    Any (TRL 1-9)
    For opportunities that are seeking solutions providers who are at any stage of readiness.
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Aquaculture

Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC): Develop scalable alternative energy solutions for Australia’s aquaculture industry - research partnership

Opportunity for

  • Researchers, entrepreneurs, solutions providers, commercial providers with scalable energy solutions suitable for Australia’s aquaculture industry.
    Opportunity description
  • Led by

    Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)

  • Opportunity type

    Research partner, Seeking solutions

  • Express interest by

    30 December 2022

  • Readiness
    Any (TRL 1-9)
    For opportunities that are seeking solutions providers who are at any stage of readiness.

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Global food innovation with Angeline Achariya

Global food innovation with Angeline Achariya

In this Humans of Agriculture x evokeAG. collab podcast, Oli Le Lievre speaks with Angeline Achariya, the executive director of innovation and growth at Simplot Australia and the Country Chair for Australia, Food Innovation for G100 Mission Million.

Food
20 Oct 2022
41 mins
2023 evokeAG. Startup Program applications now open

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
Turning satellite imagery into actionable advice for farmers

Turning satellite imagery into actionable advice for farmers

In this Food Futurists x evokeAG. collab podcast Professor Andy Lowe speaks with Dr Moira Smith, Digital Content Analysis Technology (D-CAT) Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer. Andy and Moira explore D-CAT’s involvement with agriculture, the range of possibilities satellite sensor technology offers, such as weight management, optimising grazing cycles and yield predictions. And why integration and collaboration is the key in allowing farmers to better utilise this technology.

Farm
8 Sep 2022
31 min