The impact of climate change, a growing demand for food, the inequality of access to suitable land resources and the issue of mass food wastage must be solved. New advances in the Internet of Things could be one answer, with technology offering farmers and others in the agriculture sector the chance to harness data and analytics, real time information about the environment and crops, and provide better farm-to-customer supply chain operations locally and internationally.
The potential of AgTech was the heart of discussion at the inaugural IoT and AgTech Summit on 7 September 2016, co-hosted by the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) and KPMG Australia.
This discussion summary and the videos below brings you the most pertinent issues raised at the event from a number of industry experts.
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It also explores the issues around data usage rights, governance, and how to develop a digital strategy that could take Australia's agriculture sector into the future.
This StartupAUS report, co-authored by KPMG, outlines insights and key recommendations for the future of AgTech in Australia.