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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.

Farm
15 Aug 2023
5 min read

Measurement and markets: empowering producers to make the most of natural capital

Farming in today’s economic climate is a battle between productivity and sustainability but what if there was a way for these two objectives to be achieved in tandem? Is it possible to grow economic prosperity at the same time as we diminish our carbon footprint? Could we revitalise Australia’s landscapes by the way we farm them? As it turns out, the answer lies in the hands of our farmers.

Farm
31 Jul 2023
5 min read

The story telling power of agritech: how data is helping Macka’s Australian Black Angus Beef tell a story that’s worth hearing

Agritech tends to be defined as innovations that help farmers become more efficient, more profitable, and more sustainable. Beef producer, Robert Mackenzie, wants us to consider how it can help farmers become better storytellers. Here, we learn why the Managing Director of paddock-to-plate business, Macka’s Australian Black Angus Beef, is using agritech to capture, record and share the sustainability story with customers.

Farm
23 Jun 2023
6 min read
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Enhanced technology to protect Australian agriculture

The Federal Budget includes $1 billion over four years on measures to keep out pests and disease to protect our agricultural industries. Many would argue the recognition of biosecurity as a funding priority is well overdue.

At evokeAG. 2023, a panel of experts highlighted the value of biosecurity and the enhanced technology that will help us detect and respond to threats more effectively.

Farm
14 Jun 2023
5 min read

The fringe benefits of agtech

The application of agtech is often positioned to improve operational efficiency, profitability and sustainability. But could this narrow definition be limiting the adoption of agtech on farm and in the supply chain?

Farm
3 May 2023
4 min read

Putting humanity at the centre of agtech goals

With a track record for running and re-engineering complex businesses, Mark Allison, Managing Director and CEO of Elders, is widely recognised as one of the thought leaders of Australian agribusiness.

Farm
2 May 2023
6 min read

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.

Farm
2 May 2023
6 min read

Loam launches CarbonBuilder tech to tackle climate change

Between a growing global population and the effects of extreme weather events, food security and climate change are intrinsically linked.
One Aussie startup is putting agriculture at the centre of the fight against climate change, using microbial technology to remove carbon from the atmosphere and boosting soil quality for farmers – at the same time.

Farm
29 Mar 2023
4 min read

Turning data into better decision-making

There’s a wealth of innovative technology at a farmer’s fingertips, and plenty more on the way. But how do farmers make sense of all the data available generated from this technology and choose the right tools to run their businesses? What is holding farmers back from taking up this new technology and what does industry or government need to do to assist?

Farm
29 Mar 2023

Pairtree Pipes launched to streamline data flow

Pairtree Intelligence co-founder Hamish Munro is fast running out of voice as he responds to an avalanche of interest from the global launch of agtech innovation, Pairtree Pipes, at the evokeAG. event in Adelaide last month.

Farm
14 Mar 2023
3 min read

Why on-farm sustainability measurement is worth the effort

Farmers are increasingly expected to share sustainability metrics with their supply chain, customers, consumers and others, and acquiring those metrics can be complicated and expensive. A panel discussion presented by evokeAG. 2023 Silver Partner CommBank, concluded that measurement is not only vital, but can deliver great opportunity on and off farm.

Farm
13 Mar 2023
4 min read

M.J. Bale and Sea Forest Create World-first Carbon Neutral Wool

A quick disclosure — I love M.J. Bale suits. I was married in one, and most items in my wardrobe that aren’t workwear bear its label. The popularity of the Australian menswear brand shouldn't mean that it needs to worry about things like ethical clothing or sustainability, which have become selling points with consumers. It speaks to the morality of the clothier that it does. After becoming Australia’s first carbon-neutral fashion brand in 2021, the tailors to farmers, footballers and the top end of town have partnered with Sea Forest, an environmental technology company based in Tasmania, to further decarbonise their business by attacking the gassiest part – the sheep that produce the wool.

Farm
6 Mar 2023
5 min read

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.

Farm
19 Feb 2023
5 min read
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