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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
Top 10 takeaways: World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

Top 10 takeaways: World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

What should ag-tech entrepreneurs bear in mind as they look towards a food-strapped future? The annual World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit attempts to answer this question and more. Check out the top 10 takeaways from last year’s San Francisco Summit, then register for this year's.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 15th Feb 2018
SproutX seeks ag-tech start-ups for 2018 Accelerator program

SproutX seeks ag-tech start-ups for 2018 Accelerator program

Melbourne-based ag-tech accelerator hub SproutX is seeking suitable start-ups for its 2018 Accelerator program, which offers successful applicants AU$40,000 each; high-level mentoring and networking opportunities; technical, business, investor and marketing support; and ongoing funding post-program.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 1st Feb 2018
New farm decision platform set to bridge rural data connectivity gap

New farm decision platform set to bridge rural data connectivity gap

Innovation Central’s new ‘farm tough’ decision platform, designed to streamline the collection and transfer of on-farm data for climate, soil moisture, pasture and animal performance, could help end rural Australia's ‘data drought’, claims project partner Cisco.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 1st Feb 2018
Autonomous tractors on track: Case IH Magnum and New Holland NH Drive

Autonomous tractors on track: Case IH Magnum and New Holland NH Drive

A brace of award-winning autonomous concept vehicles, able to till, sow, spray and harvest, adjust for inclines, negotiate uneven terrain, avoid obstacles and monitor their own performance all without a human at the helm, should be on the market soon, promising to free farmers from tedious cropping tasks forever.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 12th Jan 2018
New free app aims to up Aussies' veg intake

New free app aims to up Aussies' veg intake

Taking a fresh approach to Australia’s poor vegetable-consumption scorecard, CSIRO scientists developed Veg-Eze, a free app that challenges users to eat more vegies, more often. The resulting data will be used to help farmers cater better to changing consumer demand.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 15th Dec 2017
Farmer-focused precision agronomy course aims to boost returns for NSW grain growers

Farmer-focused precision agronomy course aims to boost returns for NSW grain growers

Responding to industry demand, NSW DPI has developed a practical precision agronomy course that aims to help farmers use the latest digital technology to improve on-farm decision-making and boost their bottom lines.
AgInnovators, Published 15th Nov 2017
Agritechnica 2017 Innovation Awards: apply now!

Agritechnica 2017 Innovation Awards: apply now!

Don’t miss this opportunity to raise your company’s global profile: Agritechnica’s expert panel awards gold and silver medals to the best innovations in farming machinery, equipment and technology from around the world.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 28th May 2017
Can this smart new app help quench vines' thirst?

Can this smart new app help quench vines' thirst?

A new smartphone app developed to help wine-grape growers ascertain the water status of their vines is being trialled across Australia.
AgInnovators, Published 24th Jan 2017
Coming of age: Robots on farms

Coming of age: Robots on farms

An army of ag-bots is on the march, set to transform farming, with semi- and fully-automated ag operations already popping up all over the planet. The Australian Centre for Field Robotics at The University of Sydney is at the forefront of the agricultural robotics revolution.
SciDev.Net, Published 13th Dec 2016

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