AgTech

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
  • robotics
  • drones
  • 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:

AdvanceAg

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) presented the inaugural AdvanceAg, South Australia's first AgTech showcase, on 24 February 2020 at the Adelaide Showgrounds.

View the recordings of each presentation.

Learn more about AdvanceAg.

South Australian AgTech Strategy Draft Event

A draft of the South Australian AgTech Strategy was presented on 16 July 2020 at Stone & Chalk in Lot 14, and via webinar, by the AgTech Advisory Group.

View the Presentation: Accelerating AgTech Adoption in South Australia (PDF 304.8 KB)

View the Survey report (PDF 363.4 KB)

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