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Emily Malone

Regional and rural journalist and communications professional

Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

Emily Malone is a journalist with more than 20 years’ experience and a background in agricultural and science communication. Growing up in the fine wool country of the New England region of NSW, Emily combined her love for regional Australia with an interest in radio broadcasting to work as rural and news reporter for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She’s also worked as a communication and public relations professional in the university and research sector to highlight innovation and technology in food, agriculture, and viticulture. Emily’s based on a beef cattle farm near Wagga Wagga in southern NSW and still enjoys sharing stories of rural communities.

‘Fertile ground’ New report shows challenges, opportunities and perspectives of agtech in Australia

At the intersection of innovation, sustainability and economic growth – agtech can help underpin the future of Australia’s food and fibre industries. But delivering this exceptional edge means on-farm adoption. A new report by evokeAG. 2024 partner, RSM Australia, recommends greater cooperation to increase awareness and education about innovative solutions. The RSM report unpicks the challenges and opportunities for the Australian agtech sector with insight from leading technology businesses.

Insights
3 Jan 2024

How collaborative ecosystems are driving innovation in agrifood

Take cutting-edge agrifood technology, build lasting collaboration to drive further innovation, test at scale and value-add – creating benefits not just for one business but an entire community. It’s an approach to innovation that gives the work of the Future Food Systems CRC an ‘exceptional edge’ and one the CRC is keen to showcase at evokeAG. 2024. 

Insights
18 Dec 2023

Supply chain sustainability: why, how, and what does it mean in reality?

The Australian Government set a target of net zero emissions by 2050, there’s industry-driven sustainability frameworks for key agricultural commodities and momentum is building to account for natural capital in our farming systems. And increasingly consumers want more information about how their food is produced and banks too are looking at ‘green’ credentials. At evokeAG. 2023 two end-to-end players from the beef and grain supply chains outline why sustainability matters to them and what they’re doing to address it.

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15 Aug 2023

There’s opportunity for agriculture in carbon markets but how should we use it?

Government, industries and companies are stepping up their climate commitments and evokeAG. 2023 highlighted the opportunities and potential challenges for agriculture in tapping into the carbon market. A panel of experts working in this space argued there’s more than one way for farmers to cash in on soil carbon and climate friendly management practices, but that data is the key.

Insights
2 May 2023

Make it waterproof: opportunities for agtech in the ocean’s blue economy

Australia has the third largest marine area in the world and the ‘blue economy’ already contributes more than $81 billion* to the nation’s bottom line. And like land-based agriculture, there’s increasing pressure for the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth and to produce food and energy, while conserving the ecosystem.

Insights
14 Apr 2023

Expert panel shows opportunities for SynBio in Australian agrifood sector

Australian diners will soon have the option to tuck into a piece of meat grown from animal cells in a laboratory rather than a paddock. Synthetic biology, or SynBio, is also helping to engineer ingredients for plant-based proteins, design crops for fuel production, and the development of insecticides with the help of bespoke microbes.

Insights
28 Mar 2023

Data, technology and tackling the four Cs

Four interwoven challenges: climate, COVID-19, conflict, and cost have disrupted agrifood supply chains and led to skyrocketing costs for farm inputs, all set amongst fears for global food security and the transition to a decarbonised economy.

Insights
13 Mar 2023

Collaboration the key to overcoming agtech adoption barrier on-farm

Developing innovative solutions and technology to make agriculture easier, more profitable, or sustainable is one thing, but getting farmers to use it is often a challenge. A new initiative by Farmers2Founders (F2F), is focused on breaking down the critical barriers to agtech adoption by putting the farmer first, building connections and removing some of the risk.

Insights
19 Feb 2023