Dubbed “food’s Erin Brockovich” by Bloomberg and the New York Times, Robyn O’Brien is a globally renowned speaker and author on food innovation and entrepreneurship. She observes the challenges our big, bold innovators must overcome to design solutions that will shape the future of our food systems.
Tell someone they’re flying on a plane powered by sugar cane waste or used cooking oil, and you are sure to raise a few eyebrows! Here Airbus’ ANZ Chief Representative Stephen Forshaw shares, how science and agriculture can play a major part in solving one of the world’s toughest decarbonisation challenges – reducing carbon emissions from aviation.
Grand ideas to improve access to technology, international experience, and innovative approaches to improve the sustainability of farming, aquaculture and livestock, these are just some of the cutting-edge concepts that will be explored by Future Young Leaders at evokeAG. 2024.
It’s your last chance to get your application in for the evokeAG. Startup Program. With applications closing on Monday, 23 October, AgriFutures Program Manager, Dallas Pearce is expecting applications in climate tech, mining tech, and everything in between – and she encourages startups from across the agri-food tech spectrum to apply.
In a world grappling with environmental concerns and ambitious carbon reduction targets, increasingly innovation has become the linchpin to address global challenges. The urgency to combat climate change and meet evolving market, consumer, and regulatory demands, continues to grow, requiring innovation that drives productivity while mitigating environmental harm. And seaweed has now become a key agent of change.
Biotechnology is changing the lens through which we understand biology, and in doing so is transforming our approach to health and nutrition. Here we explore four companies and innovative applications of this rapid developing field.
New Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven technology is optimising the supply chain for fresh and perishable products to deliver benefits to Australian growers and wholesalers. A new digital platform, developed by South Australian startup Optomni promises to reduce waste by up to 25 percent, maximising revenue and reducing the impact on the environment.
Award-winning high school teacher Scott Graham, from Barker College in Sydney, is a leader in the field of agricultural education. In eight years, he’s helped more than triple enrollments of agriculture students at the College, is examining how to improve agriculture teaching at high school for his PhD and has picked up a Prime Minister’s Prize for Science. Here’s why he thinks that attending AgriFutures evokeAG. is some of the “best professional learning that a teacher can do” and some tips for making the most of it.
When Future Young Leader Malkah Lara-Muckenschnabl stepped off the stage at AgriFutures evokeAG. after presenting her vision to revolutionise recruitment in agriculture, her phone lit up with messages of congratulations and potential networks to bring that vision to life. In this Humans of Agriculture podcast with Oli Le Lievre, Malkah talks about her childhood on farms in South America, her innovative idea to break down the barriers between agricultural employers and employees, and how applying for the Future Young Leaders program was a risk worth taking.
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.