Transcript: Digital Agriculture Strategy video
The Victorian Government is working to ensure that our farmers are at the forefront of agriculture’s digital revolution.
We are doing this by supporting and leading research in agriculture technologies, helping to reduce barriers to widespread technology adoption on-farm, and building digital capability in Victoria’s agriculture sector.
Digital agriculture refers to the use of agriculture technology, or AgTech, to integrate agricultural production from the paddock to the consumer.
These technologies can provide the agricultural industry with the tools and information to make more informed decisions and improve productivity.
Digital technologies also have the potential to provide farmers with the information and ability to meet challenges, such as a changing climate, and seize opportunities for growth.
[Minister for Agriculture]
Agriculture Victoria’s digital agriculture strategy is about exciting new frontiers for our $14 billion agricultural sector. Agriculture’s the least digitised sector in the Victorian economy and there’s just so much potential to use new technology to make our farms more productive, more profitable and more sustainable in the future.
The centrepiece is a $27 million commitment to support Victorian farmers to adopt digital technologies, including the $12 million On-farm Internet of Things Trial.
As Australia's premier agriculture state and home of innovation, Victoria is well placed to lead agriculture’s digital revolution.
To find out more, visit agriculture.vic.gov.au/digitalag
Authorised by Agriculture Victoria, 1 Spring Street Melbourne.
Spoken by Tyson Witham.