South Australia’s Agricultural Picking Technology (APT) created AgPick three years ago to monitor harvest activities electronically. Under COVID-19 WHS restrictions, it’s proving to be a useful picker tracking tool, too.
The 2020-2021 Budget has much to offer Australia’s farmers and food producers, providing funds for major infrastructure, regional manufacturing, better connectivity and more, says our peak farming body.
In this panel discussion hosted by Food&Beverage Industry News, keynote speakers from industry discuss COVID-19’s likely impact on food and beverage manufacturing going forward.
AgFunder’s mid-year investment report has found that ‘innovative food’ start-ups, notably those in the alt-protein space, attracted more investment capital in the first half of 2020 than in the entire previous year.
World-leading ANPC scientists have found metabolic evidence of multi-organ dysfunction in blood-plasma samples from COVID-19-infected WA patients. Now they’re running large-scale analyses and looking at potential long-term effects.
As British farmers struggle to provide fresh food for the UK’s citizens, grappling with labour shortages and complex export supply chains, vertical farm facilities are attracting increasing interest.
Rebuilding the global economy in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic offers us the chance to revamp our dysfunctional food systems, making them more resilient, sustainable, healthy and equitable, say three IMF bloggers.
Several of Australia’s largest food brands will collaborate with financial services companies in an initiative helmed by Food Agility CRC to streamline agribusiness supply chains post-pandemic.
In an increasingly uncertain world, it’s important to be food self-sufficient. But if an Australian food-manufacturing revival is to succeed, we need to be smart about what we make and how we make it, says Ian Neubauer in The Farmer.
Australia-based crop scientist Oula Ghannoum discusses how tech-enabled protected cropping can boost food-supply-chain resilience – right now, and in a post-pandemic world.