Agricultural technologies, known as AgTech, is a broad term that captures a range of technologies that help farmers and producers make faster and better informed decisions.
The application of AgTech has the potential to enhance agricultural productivity, profitability and sustainability.
Agtech includes technology such as:
- connecting technologies
- aerial mapping
- new software and technical support.
The importance of AgTech for South Australia
South Australia's primary industries are vitally important to the state. The agribusiness sectors support 152,000 jobs and contribute $19.7 billion to the state's economy.
Supporting innovation and advancement in the field of AgTech is essential to increase the productivity, growth and sustainability of primary industry sectors in our state.
AgTech programs and initiatives
PIRSA have launched a number of AgTech initiatives including:
- The AgTech Advisory Group
- The Red Meat and Wool Growth Program
- Advance Ag - SA's first AgTech showcase event
- Sponsorship of evokeAG. 2020
Advance Ag is South Australia’s first AgTech showcase exploring new ideas on a national and global scale. On Monday 24 February 2020, producers, AgTech developers and industry leaders come together to explore and share the latest in AgTech and its on-farm benefits.
Primary producers and anybody with an interest in AgTech are invited to attend this event.