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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The threat could hinder Australian agriculture's ability to perform and compete internationally; to minimise the threat we should discuss a cross-commodity program, which involves government, and develops an understanding within our urban community of modern farming practices and the benefit of this to the environment, animals and people of Australia... Some specialists (Haniotis, 2011) reported strong government support, especially where the cost of supporting sustainable rural communities and the loss of eco-services provided by agriculture is properly valued against the cost of supporting agriculture... As a result of this missing contract the community supports agriculture less and less and the example was given in the States 22..
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
A guide for broad acre farmers to understand the markets in order to match production to consumption.. As a farmer with a marketing background it is my desire to understand the potential for these countries to produce enough food to feed themselves, and discover where opportunities may arise for Australian broad acre farmers to supply sectors of the market that they cannot successfully do themselves... The report is a long term view into understanding the markets, what drives them and where our opportunities, as farmers, will be into the future...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The aim of my studies was to determine: which investment companies and countries are active in agricultural investment why Australia is an attractive country for investment barriers and restrictions on rural investment outside of Australia the influence of Government support on foreign and corporate investment evaluate the various investment models used globally investigate opportunities for Australian family farming businesses to form relationships with these corporate investors... There are future models emerging that will assist farmers manage production risk via co-investment... The companies that employ this model provide strong competition to local farmers when accessing land in the areas they target...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Today the world faces looming scarcities of just about everything required to produce high yields of food - water, land, nutrients, oil, technology, skills, fish and stable climates... To put our consumption in perspective, over a lifetime, each of us uses enough water to float the USS Enterprise, a rather large aircraft carrier... An easy way to improve global food security is to reduce the colossal waste of half the food we currently produce...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Growing support for gene technology.. The Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia (ABCA) is an industry initiative established to increase public awareness of, and encourage informed debate and decision-making about, gene technology... For example, by increasing yields and nutrient use efficiency and making plants more tolerant to stressful growing conditions, such as drought or heat," says Dr Mathias Kremer, head of the BioScience business unit at Bayer CropScience...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Summer grain industries assess the future.. Five major summer crop industries will join forces in June to host the inaugural Australian Summer Grains Conference (ASGC) in Queensland... An increase in agricultural production will also lead to an increase in agricultural support services and Mr Salt says he anticipates this could halt the population decline many rural communities in grain-growing regions have been experiencing...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grain production heads back to the future with robots and drones (GRDC Updates).. The future of grain production - including the use of robotic technology and drones will captivate growers and advisers at the upcoming Northern Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Updates... Mr Bate has been driving the development of robotic technology along with partner Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) and will provide growers and advisers with an insight into robotics in grain production, including what's ready now and where development is heading...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The future of grain production - including the use of robotic technology and drones will captivate growers and advisers at the upcoming Northern Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Updates... At the Warra Update, Andrew Bate, founder of SwarmFarm Robotics, and grain grower near Emerald will speak on 'robots in the paddock and drones in the air' and look at what the future holds for grain production... Mr Bate has been driving the development of robotic technology along with partner Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) and will provide growers and advisers with an insight into robotics in grain production, including what's ready now and where development is heading...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The future of grain production - including the use of robotic technology and drones will captivate growers and advisers at the upcoming Northern Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Updates... At the Warra Update, Andrew Bate, founder of SwarmFarm Robotics, and grain grower near Emerald will speak on 'robots in the paddock and drones in the air' and look at what the future holds for grain production... Mr Bate has been driving the development of robotic technology along with partner Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) and will provide growers and advisers with an insight into robotics in grain production, including what's ready now and where development is heading...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The travel and associated study undertaken as a result of the scholarship had two core themes and the findings, conclusions and recommendations from this study are presented in this report... Australian farmers have been very innovative over the last 30 years and are amongst the most efficient in the world but I now believe this can-not continue as it has as we are losing too much human capital from food production... There is great interest among growers and merchants that I met about the market demand for true organic hops as compared to Northern Hemisphere organic hops which still get a lot of "organic "chemical applications such as copper...
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