Food Agility CRC
The Food Agility CRC is an innovation hub creating new digital technologies and services to help the Australian agrifood industry grow its comparative advantage through digital transformation over a 10 year period. Federation University is a major partner of the Food Agility CRC and is engaging with industry to co-develop projects using innovative agile research design methodologies.
Andrew commenced his PhD with CeRDI in 2021 and receives a scholarship from the Food Agility CRC. His research is exploring the adoption of the latest international advances in syntactic and semantic interoperability to develop standardised data streams from disparate sources to enrich decision support systems used within the agricultural and food industries.
Access to data provides the fuel for next generation decision support systems and the opportunities for sharing data have never been greater.
Basharat commenced his PhD with CeRDI in 2019 with Precision Agriculture as the industry partner. He also receives a top-up scholarship from the Food Agility CRC. His research is exploring the value proposition for Australian digital agriculture, with a focus on precision agriculture.
The environmental implications of meeting future food demand depends on the mechanism adopted by global agriculture.
Robert commenced his PhD with CeRDI in 2019 with the Grains Research and Development Corporation as the industry partner. He also receives a top-up scholarship from the Food Agility CRC. His research is exploring how federating Australian grain trial data can lead to new discoveries that support the ideals of digital agriculture and enduring profitability for growers.
The availability of accurate and timely predictions of crop yield within the growing season would be of enormous benefit to the grains industry.
Rekha commenced her PhD with CeRDI in 2019 with Southern Farming Systems, Victorian Limestone Producers Association and Precision Agriculture as industry partners. She also receives a top-up scholarship from the Food Agility CRC. Her research is developing novel approaches to advance the understanding of lime type, quality, variability and spreadability on performance for agricultural purposes under current farming systems and practices.
Soil acidity is recognised as one of the major soil constrains to increased agricultural productivity in Australia.
Conference papers, presentations and abstracts
Ali, B. (2020, February 10–11). Relationship between precision conservation agricultural practices and agricultural performance: the moderating role of FAIRness of data and resilience in Australia [Conference presentation]. Food Agility Summit 2020, Sydney on 10–11 February 2020, Sydney, Australia.
Attanayake, R., Robinson, N., Dahlhaus, P., & Miller, L. (2020, February 10-11). Developing an online tool for comparison of lime applications [Conference presentation]. Food Agility Summit 2020, Sydney, Australia.
Clark, R. (2020, February 10–11). Predicting crop yield within the growing season at sub-paddock scale: a big data approach [Conference presentation]. Food Agility Summit 2020, Sydney, Australia.
Ali, B. (2019, July). Role of Leadership on the Relationship between Technology Readiness, Trust and Digital Agriculture in Australia [Conference presentation]. Federation University HDR Conference, Ballarat, Australia.
Rangelands Carbon Measurement - 1 December 2021
Researchers at Federation University are taking a lead role in a $6.5M project which aims to transform how rangeland farmers measure, manage and trade carbon. Continue reading »
Decision Wizard - 22 March 2021
The Decision Wizard is a new Food Agility CRC project that will culminate in the development of a pilot web application to guide farmers to make informed decisions about their farm business operations. Continue reading »
Dr Birgita Hansen leading Food Agility CRC Data Constellation - 16 December 2020
CeRDI’s Senior Research Fellow Dr Birgita Hansen recently commenced in the role of Better Data for Better Decisions Constellation Leader with the Food Agility CRC. Continue reading »
Federation University a major partner in successful CRC projects - 19 April 2017
Federation University will play a major role in two Cooperative Research Centre projects that have received substantial funding from the Federal Government. Continue reading »