Where is Australian Agribusiness heading?
Leveraging technology and innovation to meet the many challenges
Key articles in the August 2016 issue of ATSE Focus include
A big opportunity – that won’t be easy
By Tony Gregson
Australia must act now to ensure a profitable, sustainable and secure agribusiness sector in the face of global challenges
Technology and vibrant innovation are the keys
By John Manners
Digital technologies have transformed the travel, retail and finance industries but are in their infancy in the agriculture and food industry.
We have a strong hand but we’re not alone
By Alison Watkins
It would be a privilege rather than a right for Australia to be the preferred supplier of high-quality, safe and premium food for our region.
We’re bipolar about robotics but growers are going for it
By Salah Sukkarieh
Robotics requires an overarching discussion across the whole food-production process, including STEM education, ethics, the economic reality of food production and how to introduce robotic technology.
Emotion clouds our views on technology
By Craig Cormick
Arguing about the validity of the science is about as effective in changing attitudes as taunting name-calling.
Climate and other changes that reduce agricultural productivity
By Mark Howden, Peter Hayman and Scott Chapman
If Australia is to compete in a world with rapid climate and other changes, we need to boost, not reduce, our knowledge base and its use.
Also in this issue:
- NERVO inspire women to study engineering
- ATSE’s REA initiative moves ahead
- Speed-dating with parliamentarians
- Looking at Australia’s agribusiness future
- ATSE backs autonomous vehicle technology
- Clunies Ross winners named at Innovation Dinner