AgInnovators aims to stimulate conversation about the future of the food and fibre industry and the people who are shaping it.
New technologies are being developed and applied at every point in the value chain. At the same time, global thinking is evolving about how we can produce food and fibre more sustainably as the world's population grows towards a projected 9.6 billion by 2050. A linking theme across our content is that all branches of the industry, in every nation, share the same resource-constrained world and need to minimise inputs, optimise processes and provide better service.
Many of the innovation frontiers in agriculture are cross-sectoral and involve digital technology and new collaboration models. In future, for example, most primary producers in Australia, whether they operate broadacre or high-tech indoor facilities, will be optimising production processes using sensor tech and automation, and supplying digital data along with physical goods to inform compliance, authentication and marketing processes. Right-angle benefits of instrumenting farms and supply chains include reduced wastage, better understanding of environmental constraints and improved consumer visibility and choice.
A related frontier is the nexus between food and medicine and the cross over sciences exploring how soil health and upstream processes in the food industry impact nutritional values and health outcomes for consumers.
In addition to carrying innovation news and promoting research outcomes, we deliver projects with our supporters - for example, our resources on farm energy efficiency and solar energy in irrigation are popular with readers from around the world.
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General Manager, Research and Innovation, NSW Farmers
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AgInnovators publishes content from many sources, including surveys, reports and scientific studies conducted by peak research and development bodies and institutions across Australia and the world; the global academic and scientific media; government bodies and NGOs; and outstanding independent innovators and entrepreneurs.
AgInnovators is a not-for-profit initiative and does not carry advertorial content.