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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This green-leaning European country has gone all in, putting serious money and support behind organic food production, processing and promotion.
An agreement between NSW DPI and one of Asia’s leading agricultural universities aims to boost demand in China for Australian beef.