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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

AgUnity, winner of last year’s Australian Future Agro Challenge for its idea for boosting incomes for the world’s smallest farmers using blockchain technology, will go global in 2018, pitching to major investors at the World AgriTech Innovation Summit in San Fran and competing in the Global FAC 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
Sensing+™: a new microclimate data decision-making system

Sensing+™: a new microclimate data decision-making system

Australian company The Yield recently launched a new microclimate predictions system for growers of wine grapes and other climate-sensitive crops. Known as Sensing+™, the system combines sensing hardware, AI and grower-friendly mobile apps to enable “faster, more informed decision-making”.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 15th Feb 2018
Growers: apply now to join AUSVEG at Food & Hotels Asia

Growers: apply now to join AUSVEG at Food & Hotels Asia

Industry body AUSVEG is urging export-ready member-growers to apply asap to join its trade delegation to one of the region’s major food events, Food & Hotels Asia, Singapore, in April.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 15th 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
Home biogas: turning food waste into renewable energy

Home biogas: turning food waste into renewable energy

Home-produced biogas is a promising technology that could “provoke a ‘domestic green energy revolution – if we let it”, contends Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute Research fellow Samuel Alexander, who trialled it in his household.
Samuel Alexander, University of Melbourne (UoM), Published 15th Feb 2018
Will the weather get worse in 2018? What the experts say

Will the weather get worse in 2018? What the experts say

In a warming world, what might 2018 hold for weather across the globe? Are we destined to see more ‘unusual’ and catastrophic weather events which result in significant devastation? What effect will climate change have on our weather and will this become the new norm?
Lindsay Beevers, Heriot Watt University, Published 2nd 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
ACACA grants to grow ag trade cooperation with China

ACACA grants to grow ag trade cooperation with China

Keen to make inroads into the world’s largest, most voracious market? AU$50,000 in government funding is available for projects that foster agricultural trade cooperation between Australia and China. Apply by 13 March.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 1st Feb 2018

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