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Other rural industries
Multiple technology areas
Harvest technology Plant science Processing & packaging
Research project

Australian Coffee Growers' Manual

This project will develop a Manual of current best practices for growing, harvesting and processing coffee grown in Australia. The …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    29 Nov 2023 -
    8 Jun 2024

  • Research organisation

    Peasley Horticultural Services Pty Ltd

Other rural industries
Multiple technology areas
Automation Data and AI Imagery Processing & packaging Robotics
Research project

Ginger Ninja – Fusarium predictor multi-expert training data collection

This project aims to increase the seed ginger training dataset for improving the performance of the AI-based Fusarium Predictor prototype …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    27 Jul 2022 -
    12 Mar 2023

  • Research organisation

    Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Other rural industries
Multiple technology areas
Alternative protein Crop protection Harvest technology Input management Machinery & hardware Plant science Processing & packaging
Research project

Best practice manual for growing, harvesting and storing Industrial Hemp (Cannabis sativa) in Australia

The Australian Hemp Council (AHC) is a formal association of Australia's IH growers and crop consultants including personnel from state …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    28 Jun 2022 -
    17 Mar 2023

  • Research organisation

    Australian Hemp Council

Multiple technology areas
Alternative protein Food processing technology Novel ingredients Processing & packaging
Research project

Nutritional Qualities of Black Soldier Fly Larvae

As the global population continues to grow towards a predicted 9.5 billion by 2050, a critical shortage of animal proteins is increasingly …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    12 Jun 2022 -
    2 Jul 2023

  • Research organisation

    Western Sydney University (WSU)

Other rural industries
Multiple technology areas
Alternative protein Animal technology Aquaculture technology Consumer health Plant science Processing & packaging Renewable energy
Research project

Horizon scan for new market opportunities in emerging industries

This project will conduct a market analysis of emerging agricultural-related food, fodder, fibre, and fertiliser products in general and eight …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    8 Apr 2022 -
    2 Oct 2022

  • Research organisation

    Centre for International Economics

Multiple industries
Aquaculture Wild catch fisheries
Multiple technology areas
E-commerce & market platforms Processing & packaging Traceability
Research project

Impacts of COVID-19 on the Australian Seafood Industry: Extending the assessment to prepare for uncertain futures

In March 2021 the FRDC published an initial rapid assessment of the impacts of COVID-19 on the Australian seafood industry from January - June 2020, that considered direct and indirect effects of disruption to seafood production, supply chains and markets during the initial period of the pandemic, and the availability of data to support rapid assessment. This project aims to produce a more comprehensive follow-up Impact Assessment Report, that will inform the development of a guideline to assess the economic and social effects of large-scale, multi-level risks to fisheries and aquaculture in the future.
  • Funded by

    Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)

  • Project date

    20 Dec 2021 -
    29 Nov 2022

  • Research organisation

    Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS)

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Automation Food processing technology Processing & packaging
Research project

Translating intramuscular fat measurement technology to the sheepmeat industry

Intramuscular fat contributes positively to the juiciness and flavour of lamb and is a useful indicator of eating quality. This project will deliver a commercially applicable intramuscular probe to measure intramuscular fat in un-cut lamb carcases. This project will focus on lamb but the device will also be applicable to beef.
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    15 Dec 2021 -
    31 Jan 2025

  • Research organisation

    Miniprobes Pty Ltd

Aquaculture
Multiple technology areas
Aquaculture technology Automation Fisheries technology Processing & packaging
Research project

Preliminary evaluation of electro stunning technology for farmed Barramundi

The use of humane harvest methods for fish and livestock is increasingly important to consumers and producers. The Australian Barramundi Farmers Association (ABFA) identified electro-stunning as a technology of interest to optimise the welfare of the fish while maintaining product quality. This project reviewed all available information and made recommendations to help shape the direction of future R&D into electro-stunning and its suitability for the barramundi industry.
  • Funded by

    Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)

  • Project date

    11 Nov 2021 -
    28 Feb 2022

  • Research organisation

    Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF)

Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Automation Processing & packaging Robotics
Research project

Calibration and accreditation of the SOMA device to measure IMF in sheepmeat

Soma Optics, Ltd is a Japanese supplier of near infrared technologies to assess meat quality characteristics in livestock. This project will support the final calibration of three SOMA devices to predict intramuscular fat (IMF) in Australian sheepmeat, which is an indicator of eating quality.
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    30 Oct 2021 -
    29 Dec 2023

  • Research organisations

    FHK FUJIHIRA INDUSTRY CO., LTD

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Packaged food Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Consumer health Food processing technology Processing & packaging
Research project

2021 A horizon scan of Sustainable Red Meat Packaging- Whats New, Innovative and Approaching commercialisation

This project funds a comprehensive international overview of red meat packaging across retail and food services, to identify designs and innovations that could be implemented to support the Australian red meat industry's sustainability commitments and 2030 growth strategy.
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    30 Sep 2021 -
    20 Jun 2022

  • Research organisation

    Prof. Consulting Group Pty Ltd

Cereal grains
Processing & packaging
Research project

Enhancing Rice Provenance and Quality Prediction

This project aims to reduce the amount of rice cracked during processing by delivering a digital ‘Product Quality and Prediction’ program in three stages so it can help growers choose rice varieties that are less prone to breakage.
  • Funded by

    Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre (Food Agility CRC)

  • Project date

    26 Sep 2021 -
    30 Nov 2022

  • Research organisation

    Charles Sturt University (CSU)

Sugar
Multiple technology areas
Processing & packaging Renewable energy
Research project

Project B Green

This project seeks to prove the science and economics of a proposed biorefinery in the Burdekin sugarcane region of Australia, that would convert sugarcane juice to glycols and biomass to energy (syngas and hydrogen). Global research into biorefineries has escalated in recent years, as businesses transition to renewable and sustainable feedstocks and reduce reliance on petrochemicals.
  • Funded by

    Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

  • Project date

    23 Sep 2021 -
    30 Jun 2022

  • Research organisation

    Burdekin Renewable Fuels

Sugar
Multiple technology areas
Automation Food processing technology Processing & packaging Robotics
Research project

Use of a purge sensor to improve performance and reduce the need for supervision of batch centrifugals

Batch centrifugals that operate like a spinning washing machine are used widely to separate raw sugar crystals from the mother molasses. This project will trial a Danish-made sensor to show when and how long to add wash water to the batch centrifugal, to purify the raw sugar crystals - a job that is usually done by a worker at the sugar mill.
  • Funded by

    Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

  • Project date

    15 Sep 2021 -
    30 Jul 2022

  • Research organisation

    Bundaberg Sugar

Packaged food
Multiple technology areas
Food processing technology Processing & packaging
Research project

Pressurised CO2 technology (Farther Farms) and its ability to reduce reliance on a chilled Supply chain literature review

This project funds a literature review of Farther Farms, Inc and its pressurised CO2 technology that claims to support the storage and distribution of fresh foods without needing refrigeration. If proven, this technology has the benefit to add value across multiple channels and markets in Australia and globally, responding to the growth in online food delivery, meal kit programs and the importance of reducing food waste.
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    12 Aug 2021 -
    29 Apr 2022

  • Research organisation

    Prof. Consulting Group Pty Ltd

Beef cattle
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Harvest technology Processing & packaging
Research project

The effect of lairage duration on carcase quality, yield and microbiological status

The purpose of lairage is to rest sheep and cattle prior to slaughter, to recover from loading and transport. This project will further develop the findings of a previous pilot study to determine if a shorter time in lairage improves carcase yield, meat quality and animal welfare at a commercial scale.
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    15 Jul 2021 -
    19 Mar 2023

  • Research organisation

    Bovine Dynamics

Dairy
Multiple technology areas
Processing & packaging Renewable energy
Research project

Dairy Food Waste Action Plan

This project aims to develop a Dairy Sector Food Waste Action Plan for the Australian industry that is practical and commercially realistic, to support the industry's public commitment to halve food waste by 2030.
  • Funded by

    Dairy Australia

  • Project date

    1 Jul 2021 -
    30 Jun 2022

  • Research organisation

    Dairy Australia

Sugar
Multiple technology areas
Plant science Processing & packaging
Research project

Sugar industry diversification opportunities investigation

This project will study the production, technology needs, logistics, intellectual property required and make an economic assessment for diversification opportunities.
  • Funded by

    Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

  • Project date

    28 Jun 2021 -
    1 Nov 2021

  • Research organisation

    Procom Consultants

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Packaged food Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Consumer health Food processing technology Processing & packaging
Research project

Consumer refrigerator data, behaviour and waste reduction for red meat

Most consumers still check if meat is still safe to eat by looking at the use by date on the packaging. This is considered to be outdated technology, and this project will gather new temperature data for all commodities that require chilled storage, and combine this with information on consumer behaviour to set new standards of food storage and information.
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    25 Jun 2021 -
    30 Mar 2023

  • Research organisation

    Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (Fight Food Waste CRC)

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Packaged food
Multiple technology areas
Consumer health Food processing technology Processing & packaging
Research project

Whole of beef supply chain waste mapping and interventions

This project involves actively measuring waste along the beef supply chain in Australia and implementing strategies to reduce it, in a similar way to the UK's Waste & Resources Action Plan (WRAP), which saved the pork value chain $800,000. As well as increasing trust and collaboration amongst supply chain partners, it's envisaged the project will find new sources of revenue and inform the High Value Food Program on alternative waste streams which may be transformed.
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    25 Jun 2021 -
    27 Jun 2023

  • Research organisation

    Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (Fight Food Waste CRC)

Other rural industries
Processing & packaging
Research project

Developing a northern industrial hemp industry value chain

This project will conduct a value chain analysis for the potential for industrial hemp production in Northern Australia. The proposed …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    31 May 2021 -
    1 May 2022

  • Research organisation

    Northern Territory Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

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