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Meet the agtech startup that has invented an optical scanner that saves food waste

Rubens Technologies has developed sensors and analytics to predict quality parameters of fruit and crops in real time, and without damaging the product.

Here are 3 important things the Australian agtech industry should be doing better

Australia gets a lot of things right when it comes to agricultural research and development (R&D), and we are generally recognised as being one of the best countries for our overall R&D approach.

Applications are now open for Australia’s first “deep technology” AgTech program

The program, called GrowLab, is designed to help talented agricultural technologists capture a portion of the $100 billion Australian AgTech opportunity by guiding them through the process of commercialising their advanced AgTech innovations

Looking to spread your wings beyond Australia? Why you should consider expanding to Japan...

The size and the proximity of the Japanese market makes it an attractive destination for Australian SMEs thinking of growing internationally.

These 3 Australian agricultural exports are set to soar thanks to the recently signed...

In the past 18 months, Australia has signed major free trade agreements (FTAs) with Japan, South Korea and China and they are set to boost agriculture

What does the farmer say? A parody with a point and some mighty fine...

Farmer Derek Klingenberg took to YouTube in 2008, offering up parody videos with a farming theme. His latest video, a parody of 'What does the...

The elections are behind us but SMEs are still casting a vote of no...

We are through with the latest round of federal elections but if the latest research from accounting software provider MYOB is anything to go...

Ethical food advocates demand ACCC investigate Coles and Woolworths. Are farmers and families being...

Australian local food pioneers Food Connect and CERES Fair Food have joined with the National Farmers Federation to call on the ACCC to break up Australia's supermarket duopoly and ensure a more just, equitable and sustainable food future for Australian families.

Making plants “happy” lands Geomite Biomineral second place in Anthill’s SMART 100

As the new century dawned, this inventor/innovator focused on sustainable agriculture -- farming techniques that strive to work with the environment, not against it. His latest venture in that discipline -- Geomite Biomineral Development -- has landed him the runner-up spot on the SMART 100.

Making plants "happy" lands Geomite Biomineral second place in Anthill's SMART 100

As the new century dawned, this inventor/innovator focused on sustainable agriculture -- farming techniques that strive to work with the environment, not against it. His latest venture in that discipline -- Geomite Biomineral Development -- has landed him the runner-up spot on the SMART 100.

Rural R&D needs to move to the next level

Much of the discussion about business innovation and commercialisation in this country focuses on technology transfer and public R&D. However, it’s worth reminding ourselves that agriculture and primary industries still constitute a large proportion of Australia’s GDP. And these sectors are crying out for innovation reform too. Brian Ramsay explains the significance of the upcoming Productivity Commission inquiry into rural R&D corporations.

Rural R&D needs to move to the next level

Much of the discussion about business innovation and commercialisation in this country focuses on technology transfer and public R&D. However, it’s worth reminding ourselves that agriculture and primary industries still constitute a large proportion of Australia’s GDP. And these sectors are crying out for innovation reform too. Brian Ramsay explains the significance of the upcoming Productivity Commission inquiry into rural R&D corporations.

IBISWorld reveals top Aussie Export industries for 2010

Market research company and business information provider IBISWorld has recently released its findings on Australia’s leading export industries for 2010 and their outlook for the next five years.

What will global and Australian trade look like in 2020?

Ten years ago, Australia’s ‘old economy’ looked to be an emerging liability. In the next ten years, however, this same ‘old economy’ foundation – expertly equipped to fuel the emerging Asian economies – will likely deliver unparalleled opportunities for transformation and national prosperity. So say Tim Harcourt, Chief Economist at Austrade, and Chris Richardson, Director of Access Economics.

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