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From reengineered soil to mustering drones: What’s on the innovation wish list for Western Australia’s complex agrifood challenges

With so much capacity, creativity, and conviction in Australia’s agritech ecosystem, our primary industries are turning to forums like AgriFutures evokeAG. to connect problems with problem solvers. Here, Western Australia’s (WA) Primary Industries Development Chief Scientist, Dr Ben Biddulph, asks WA’s broadacre, pastoral, and horticulture sectors to outline the big challenges impacting their industry – and their wish list for the next generation of agritech innovations.

More than a marketing ploy: Why Macka’s carbon neutral cattle sale is a win for Australia’s red meat industry

Just another cattle sale? Far from it. Beef producer, Robert Mackenzie has hosted Australia’s first carbon neutral cattle sale. Not just a marketing ploy for his family’s paddock-to-plate enterprise, Macka’s Australian Black Angus, Robert called the sale the beef industry’s ‘proof of concept’ – evidence it is working towards its Carbon Neutral 2030 target.

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19 Apr 2024

How the drive for more sustainable production is bringing growers tailored solutions

One’s a household name in agriculture and brings 185 years of experience to the table. The other boasts a deep-seated knowledge of soil health and is a leading consultant and provider of precision farming services in Australia. An ongoing partnership between Elders and Precision Agriculture Pty Ltd is helping farmers across Australia achieve their goals of improved nutrient use and more sustainable production.

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30 Jan 2024

Five reasons why evokeAG. 2024 should be on every farmer’s calendar

The agriculture sector is changing, and it’s changing fast. For farmers, this means unprecedented possibilities when it comes to technological innovations on-farm. But it also means navigating a space where noise, newness and the next best thing makes it more challenging to connect with the innovations and projects that can bring real-world, practical benefits to your individual business.

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5 Oct 2023
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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.

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15 Aug 2023

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.

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31 Jul 2023

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.

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23 Jun 2023

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.

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14 Jun 2023

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?

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3 May 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.

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2 May 2023

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.

News
29 Mar 2023

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?

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29 Mar 2023
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