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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.

PILLARS

Carbon and Natural Capital Pillar

Carbon and Natural Capital Pillar

The Carbon and Natural Capital Pillar is addressing key gaps in technology, quality data and modelling for the emerging carbon economy and natural capital markets.

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CONSTELLATIONS

Better Data for Better Decisions

Better Data for Better Decisions

The Better Data for Better Decisions Constellation is solving data challenges for the agriculture and food sectors to enable better business outcomes.

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PROJECTS

Rangelands Carbon

Rangelands Carbon

The Rangelands Carbon project is developing a remote sensing tool to accurately and affordably measure soil carbon in Australian rangelands.

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Sustainable Agribusiness Adaptations

Sustainable Agribusiness Adaptations

The Sustainable Agribusiness Adaptations project is providing practical guidance to farmers on using the latest climate and sustainability research to make their businesses more resilient.

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Decision Wizard

Decision Wizard

The Decision Wizard project is a decision-making web app helping guide farmers in their on-farm decision-making and building knowledge about how decisions are made.

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HIGHER DEGREE BY RESEARCH STUDENTS


Andrew MacLeod

Andrew MacLeod

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.

Research profile


Advancing syntactic and semantic interoperability for data in the agricultural and food industries
Advancing syntactic and semantic interoperability for data in 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.

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Basharat Ali - PhD Candidate

Basharat Ali

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.

Research profile


Precision conservation agricultural practices (PCAPs) and agriculture performance: the moderating role of FAIRness of data and resilience
Investigating the roles of data, digital agriculture and resilience in agricultural performance

The environmental implications of meeting future food demand depends on the mechanism adopted by global agriculture.

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Robert Clark

Robert Clark

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.

Research profile


Predicting crop yield within the growing season at sub-paddock scale
Predicting crop yield within the growing season at sub-paddock scale: a big data approach

The availability of accurate and timely predictions of crop yield within the growing season would be of enormous benefit to the grains industry.

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Rekha Attanayake

Rekha Attanayake

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.

Research profile


Developing new methods to help farmers make decisions on lime use and lime requirement
Developing new methods to help farmers make decisions on lime use and lime requirement

Soil acidity is recognised as one of the major soil constrains to increased agricultural productivity in Australia.

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PUBLICATIONS

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.

NEWS

Digital Agrifood Summit 2022 - 10 June 2022

The Digital Agrifood Summit 2022 was held in Wagga Wagga, 1-2 June, and focused on digital trends and technologies transforming Australian agriculture.... Continue reading...


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 »

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