P2D Project: Accelerating Precision Agriculture to Decision Agriculture

This project is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources as part of its Rural R&D for Profit programme. The P2D project involves all Rural Research and Development Corporations, and is focused on three main aims:

  • Facilitating the development of digital technology in Australian agriculture.
  • Fostering the establishment of appropriate legal frameworks, data systems and access to critical datasets.
  • Identifying the data communications systems required to deliver the benefits of digital agriculture to the Australia farm and agribusiness sectors.

Download the Program Brochure.


Media Releases


Lessons learnt from big data use in America could cut costs for Australian farmers (27 February 2017)

New laws should give Australian farmers more control over data (6 February 2017)

Growers establish their 'Big Data' requirements (29 November 2016)


The P2D Project has featured in two recent issues of the Farm Institute Insights newsletter, Accelerating precision agriculture to decision agriculture (August 2016) and Big data cooperatives in the United States (November 2016).


P2D Cross-industry survey

A national survey is being conducted to better understand the needs and issues facing Australian producers in relation to using digital technology and agricultural data.

The survey will be conducted by the CSIRO in collaboration with the agricultural research company KG2, who will invite a broad cross section of Australian producers to take part in the phone survey.

For more information click here.


Project supporters:
Cotton Research and Development Corporation
Meat and Livestock Australia
Dairy Australia
Grains Research and Development Corporation
Sugar Research Australia
Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
Australian Wool Innovation
Horticulture Innovation Australia
Australian Pork Limited
Australian Grape & Wine Authority
Forestry and Wood Products Australia
Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
Australian Meat Processing Corporation
Australian Livestock Export Corporation Limited
Australian Egg Corporation Limited

Research providers:

Data to Decisions CRC
University of New England
Australian Farm Institute
Griffith University
University of the Sunshine Coast
CSIRO