Federal Labor has promised to fund one-third of WSU’s $50m Agri Tech Hub, which is set to become the nation’s first high-tech commercial, teaching and research greenhouse complex.
The National Protected Cropping map is expanding, with draft mapping of PC facilities for the Adelaide and Tasmanian growing regions now completed and published online, ready for peer review.
David Eyre, founding CEO of the Future Food Systems CRC, is stepping down from the role.
A new CRC project pairs UNSW mapping expert Dr Hoon Han with Namoi Unlimited, a group of five Northern Rivers-area councils keen to boost agribusiness development in this rich agricultural region.
Western Sydney University’s Prof. Zhonghua Chen is an expert in plant physiology, plant breeding, biophysics and agronomy – and an academic mentor to Australia’s next generation of crop scientists.
Project lead Ozgur Dedehayir’s presentation at the 2021 CRC Showcase outlined the key findings of the ‘Coffs Harbour food ecosystem’ project, which lays the foundation for development of a future food cluster in Coffs.
AARSC senior researcher Craig Shephard leads the National PC mapping project, an initiative of Protected Cropping Australia supported by Hort Innovation, UNE, LLSNSW and the CRC. He’s also a keen mountain-biker.
Relentless rain did little to dampen the spirits of the estimated 450 delegates, 40 virtual attendees, 60 exhibitors and large CRC-cohort contingent at this year’s PCA conference in Coffs Harbour.
The governments of Australia’s eastern-seaboard states have co-signed an MoU to develop hydrogen refuelling infrastructure for heavy trucking on major highways linking Victoria, NSW and Queensland.
FIAL’s revamped Australian Food and Beverage Catalogue acts as a digital conduit between export-ready local F&B suppliers and qualified buyers worldwide, helping to grow the share of Australian food in the global marketplace.