A new, Cisco-funded Research Director in Digital Transport at UNSW will guide the development of a technological agenda to improve the safety, efficiency and sustainability of our future transport systems.
Australia’s National Farmers’ Federation has pledged to cut the agriculture sector’s greenhouse gas emissions to zero within 20 years, with Chief Executive Tony Mahar citing the risk of adopting ‘a passive approach’ to combating climate change.
China online commerce giant Alibaba has predicted that the retail sector in China will see a boom in digitisation as well as a rise in healthy food options as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
Online ag-food supply-chain platform Lehe Food raised 400 million Yuan (US$56m) in its third round of funding, reflecting the rise of digital start-ups streamlining the journey from farm to fork.
Researchers are trialling a ‘food-personalisation’ patch that uses microsensors to sample interstitial tissue, ascertaining how specific foods impact the wearer’s blood-sugar levels – and how this varies, day to day.
Post-pandemic, Australia can build resiliency and attain global success by developing onshore manufacturing capability in collaborative industry-research hubs, argues David Chuter, CEO and managing director of the Innovative Manufacturing CRC.
China’s recent suspension of Australian meat exports highlights the need to improve supply-chain transparency and traceability, contends farmer and digital ag-tech entrepreneur Justin Webb in this opinion piece for AgFunder News.
The CRC Association’s directory of CRC and CRC-P responses to COVID-19 includes initiatives to speed recovery, build a more sustainable society and position us to respond effectively to future challenges.