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Published 7 Jun 2021

At the recent Global Food Forum in Sydney, delegates heard agribusiness leaders assert that “sustainability is now mainstream” for the agri-food industry. An increasing number of programs, projects and potential pitfalls are appearing in the ag sector. In this Insights edition, AFI offers a high-level look at some of the…

Published 24 Feb 2021

Innovation is not a buzzword or a box to check on a business plan; it is a vital component for sustainable economic development. The Australian agriculture sector faces a serious and present threat in climate change, which cannot be addressed by incremental adaptation; innovative responses to this challenge are a…

Published 24 Feb 2021

‘Australian farmers … have a strong history of embracing innovation and adopting technologies, leading to improved farming practices.’ So opens the 2020 Future of Agricultural Technologies Report. Yet in the same month, the Government released the National Agricultural Innovation Agenda as a response to multiple investigations into perceived issues with…

Published 24 Feb 2021

Kirsten Rose, CSIRO, and Olympia Yarger, Goterra, offer their views on the national agricultural innovation agenda, which seeks to provide national leadership and drive improvements across the agricultural innovation system. Is this a legitimate role for government or should the market be left to deliver these outcomes? Have current R&D…

Published 1 Mar 2018

The Autumn 2018 Farm Policy Journal addresses how much digital technology will transform agriculture, the likely benefits and disadvantages of these technologies and the issues the sector must address to effectively implement a digital strategy. Papers included in this edition are abridged versions of the project reports produced for the…

Published 1 Nov 2017

This report estimates that the unconstrained implementation of decision agriculture would result in a lift in the gross value of agricultural (including forestry and fisheries) production of $20.3 Billion (a 25% increase on 2014–15 levels) and would have major flow-on effects to other parts of the economy. This research will…
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