In the picturesque coastal city of Coffs Harbour, the collaborative spirit was in full swing as the Coffs Agrifood Living Lab (CALL) launched at Yarrila Place on October 25
NSW DPI is collaborating with QUT and farmers state-wide in research that aims to establish what drives consumers’ fresh-produce purchases – knowledge growers can use to craft personalised marketing messages.
In August, FFS team members flew west for a series of stakeholder meetings, visits to Mt Lindesay and Melville Park farms and delivery of an FFS-FIPWA workshop.
A new Future Food Systems project will establish Australia’s first food-focused ‘Living Lab’ to foster creative collaboration among stakeholders in Coffs’ agrifood ecosystem, including co-designing the concept for a dedicated food innovation and logistics precinct for the region.
Future Food Systems headed to NSW’s Northern Tablelands in June, visiting University of New England and Costa Group’s state-of-the-art tomato-production glasshouse.
On the eve of Future Food Systems’ fourth anniversary, Dr James Krahe reflects on the collaborations, accomplishments, research outcomes and unwavering support that have been instrumental in the growth of the CRC and Australia’s agrifood sector.
Costa Group is teaming up with UNE, NSW DPI and ANU scientists, and FFS to help it reduce carbon use and increase yields in its Guyra tomato glasshouses.
UNSW scientists have developed a new web-based decision-making tool to aid agribusiness development in one of NSW’s richest food-producing regions.
A new, $6.8M FFS project links vertical farm operators, data solutions providers and seed distributors with crop, sensor and IoT experts to develop tools that monitor and manage crop performance, pests, pathogens and pollination in near-real-time, enabling automated indoor production.