NSW DPI Agriculture has appointed the head of its Northern Horticulture division, Matt Adkins, as its new Leader for Industry Adoption in a bid to boost farmer uptake of its scientifically based business solutions.
Concerned about food production’s planetary impact? Developing food systems that are healthier for people and the planet can be profitable, too, contend the guests of this thought-provoking 45-minute UN-backed podcast.
In this thought-provoking paper, Sydney academic and urban planner Steven Liaros contends that ‘the transition to a fully circular economy will require a paradigm shift … away from large-scale industrial agriculture to a decentralised network of circular food systems’.
Jim Fuller – chemical engineer, fine-dining chef, mycologist and now Chief Scientific Officer with Fable Food Co – was a recent guest on celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal’s podcast Heston’s Journey to the Centre of Food.
This CRC report canvasses the latest developments in phenotyping for advanced protected cropping facilities. It assesses tools and tech used by commercial growers to monitor and manage crop inputs impacting attributes including growth, health and yield.
In stage 1 of this multi-year collaboration, two CRC partner universities, NT Government and three First Nations enterprises have joined forces to collect, analyse and develop protocols for the world’s first broadacre plantings of native wild rice in Northern Australia.
University of New England researchers are working with Hort Innovation, NSW DPI and the Australian Olive Association to develop tools that improve yield forecasts, reduce water use and aid disease control and risk management.
The federal government has pledged $5.2m to upgrade the capability of QUT Mackay’s biomanufacturing scale-up facility, used to demonstrate the viability of new technologies and produce products in sizeable quantities.
Discussion at RDA’s Food in the Capital event centred on what’s needed to reposition Canberra and the surrounding region as a sustainable, economically viable agrifood hub.