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Record-breaking season for SproutX

Record-breaking season for SproutX

On 19 April 2018, Melbourne-based SproutX ag-tech accelerator hub announced this year’s cohort of 19 start-ups – making it the world’s most active ag-tech investor.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 19th May 2018
Aussie start-up goes global with blockchain tech for world’s poorest farmers

Aussie start-up goes global with blockchain tech for world’s poorest farmers

Aussie start-up AgUnity, already boasting of a string of wins for its blockchain-based AgLedger app, which helps boost efficiency and income for some of the world’s poorest farmers, will go global in 2018, pitching to major investors at the World AgriTech Innovation Summit in San Fran and at the Global Future Agro Challenge in Turkey.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 18th Feb 2018
New emoji a marketing win for Australia’s mango industry

New emoji a marketing win for Australia’s mango industry

On 8 February, the worldwide authority for emojis, Unicode, announced the release of its first-ever mango emoji in June 2018. The addition follows a vigorous social-media campaign funded by Australia’s mango growers over the 2016-17 season.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 16th Feb 2018
Australia's organics-sector boom: the stats

Australia's organics-sector boom: the stats

According to the latest Australian Organic Market Report (AOMR 2017), Australia's organic sector is expanding, exports are up- especially to Asia- and the boom is set to continue, driven by cashed-up middle-class consumers in ‘tiger’ Asian economies and by health-conscious Millennials worldwide.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 4th Jan 2018
 AU$10m in grant funds to flow to Australia’s wine tourism sector

AU$10m in grant funds to flow to Australia’s wine tourism sector

The Australian Government has committed AU$10m in grant funding to help boost wine tourism Down Under by 40,000 people by 2019-20. Need funds get your ‘wine experience’ idea up and running? Apply to Wine Australia by 02 March 2018.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 14th Dec 2017
Australia's booming ag sector grows 23% in a year

Australia's booming ag sector grows 23% in a year

In the 2016-17 financial year, agriculture became the Australia’s fastest-growing economic sector and biggest single-sector contributor to national GDP growth, with ABARES’ latest estimates putting the gross value of farm production at a record $62.8 billion over the period.
AgInnovators, Published 7th Sep 2017
Global organic food sector worth AU$100b following double-digit growth

Global organic food sector worth AU$100b following double-digit growth

According to the latest FiBL-IFOAM report on organic farming worldwide, the global market for organics continues to grow, supplied by more than 2.4 million producers in 179 countries and 50-plus million hectares of organically farmed land – nearly half of it in Australia.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 25th Aug 2017
Australia’s first free supermarket attracts global interest

Australia’s first free supermarket attracts global interest

Australia’s first and the world’s second ‘rescued food’ market is here – and it’s a hit. Since its launch in mid-April 2017, OzHarvest has heard from people all over the world keen to copy the idea, which originated (not surprisingly) in Denmark.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 25th Aug 2017
Denmark commits $75+ million to becoming world’s first ‘100% organic’ nation

Denmark commits $75+ million to becoming world’s first ‘100% organic’ nation

This green-leaning European country has gone all in, putting serious money and support behind organic food production, processing and promotion.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 5th May 2017
NSW-Shandong collaboration to boost Chinese demand for Aussie beef

NSW-Shandong collaboration to boost Chinese demand for Aussie beef

An agreement between NSW DPI and one of Asia’s leading agricultural universities aims to boost demand in China for Australian beef.
AgInnovators, Published 19th Feb 2017

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