The federal government has unveiled its Digital Foundations for Agriculture Strategy ahead of the upcoming election.
Headlining the strategy is the government’s $30 million commitment to set up a National Centre for Digital Agriculture.
This funding will also be used to support eight existing regional Innovation Hubs to increase the uptake of digital technology. A further $400,000 will be invested in expanding the National Farmers’ Federation’s Australian Farm Data Code initiative.
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said the strategy delivers on the government’s commitment to develop and support the uptake of technology that will drive the growth of the sector.
“This new National Centre will provide national leadership and co-ordination to overcome the barriers to taking up new technology on-farm and through the supply chain and working closely with key industry players including organisations such as the Australian Agritech Association,” Mr Littleproud said.
“Working alongside the Innovation Hubs, the National Centre will drive a cohesive uplift in skills, education, awareness, and ultimately adoption, of digital agriculture.”
Read the full article here.