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Opportunities to lift productivity in the agricultural sector lie in new and emerging technologies such as robotics, new packaging material, biotechnology and digital and wireless technologies for data measurement, weather monitoring, animal monitoring, geospatial monitoring, and precision application of water and chemicals.
Building the capabilities to respond to these new and emerging technologies and investing in research and development will contribute to innovation and improve productivity.
This will also require an effective system which leverages the contributions of government, industry and research institutions with a clear pathway to implementation on-farm and by businesses.
Accelerating smart agriculture requires the development of AgTech companies and capabilities across the state. Supporting entrepreneurs, through skills development and innovation pathways, and attracting domestic and foreign investment into startups, will drive the development of technologies that Victoria can use and sell to the world.
On-farm Internet of Things Trial
The Victorian Government is running the On-farm IoT Trial in four key agricultural areas, covering Victoria's major agriculture sectors of dairy, broad-acre cropping, sheep, and horticulture. The trial will assess the contribution that IoT makes to farm performance and will support the uptake of IoT in agriculture.
Insights gained through the trial will drive the Victorian Government's longer-term response to the opportunity of digital agriculture.
If you manage a farm in one of these regions and would like to work with us on this exciting initiative, or if you are an agriculture IoT provider and would like to be involved in the trial, please register your interest via the link above.
IoT is all about the power of data. Our world is digitally connected and data is a critical asset. Connecting physical resources on farms to the internet promotes:
- Faster and quicker insights from real-time data helping farmers to respond to what the market wants,
- Efficiency in how we produce food to ensure less wastage, expediency to market, and to demonstrate safe and sustainable food to our customers, and
- Building the capabilities to respond to new and emerging technologies and investing in research and development to contribute to ongoing innovation and improved productivity.
Opportunities to lift productivity in the agricultural sector also lie in new and emerging technologies such as robotics, new packaging materials and biotechnology.
A summary of the research, analysis and planning for the trials is provided in these reports: