MEDIA RELEASE: AusAgritech partners with peak industry bodies, producing national survey report, highlighting the critical themes relevant to everyone in the Australian Agritech Ecosystem

September 06 2023 – The Australian Agritech Association (AusAgritech) has today announced the publication of their 2023 Australian Agritech Sector Report in conjunction with Findex Australia, Agriculture Victoria (AgVic), and the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (AusTrade). 

Published today, the report aims to share the current state of the Australian Agritech Sector, to better strengthen the growth and development amongst the sector, industry, government, and wider ecosystem. 

The report focuses on Agritech provider input in addressing challenges, informed by respondents of the 2023 Findex National Agritech Sector Survey. The results highlight critical themes relevant to everyone in the Australian Agritech Ecosystem including government, service providers, Agritech companies, producers, and users or Agritech products and services. 

Although still a relatively new industry, Agritech’s impact on the agriculture sector nationally should not be underestimated and an emphasis should be placed on better understanding the existing impact of the agritech sector. Matthew Pryor, AusAgritech Committee Member says, “comprehending the complete extent and scope of Australia’s Agritech prowess will enable the ecosystem to achieve its utmost, transformative potential, that might currently go unnoticed.” 

AusAgritech, the peak body representing Agritech nationally, acknowledges that this report is the tipping point for Australian Agritechs to get the voice of advocacy they need. The report shows that the Australian Agritech ecosystem has matured, but proves that more work is still required to provide consistent access and high quality support of the industry. 

As stated on the 2023 Australian Agritech Sector Report, Australia’s 2030 $100Bn  farm-gate output target set by the National Farmers Federation (NFF) is only achievable with agritechs contribution to increase value and reduce costs. As the industry continues to grow, it is vital the sector and all peak bodies continue to adapt to resolve the increasing challenges. 

“This report is set to propel the robust and flourishing members of the Association to new highlights, offering additional chances for the ecosystem to connect, gain visibility, and enhance awareness of our extensive industry at a national scale” Mr Pryor says. 

Completion of this report would not have been possible without the support from, report partners; FINDEX Australia, Agriculture Victoria (AgVic) and the Australian Trade & Investment Commission (AusTrade), AusAgritech Committee Member and agritech leader, Matthew Pryor and survey analysis from Dr Chad Renando, Research Fellow (Innovation Ecosystem) with the Rural Economics Centre of Excellence, Startup Status CEO, and Global Entrepreneurship Network Australia Managing Director.  

AusAgritech Association is the peak body for Agritech in Australia, on a mission to shape the future of Agritech in Australia, and its contribution to the Australian economy. AusAgritech was established to put Australia at the forefront of global Agritech innovation, and aspires to drive maximum benefit from Australia’s continued investment in research, innovation, ecosystem collaboration and digital strategies that enable new jobs, increase productivity, reduce food security risks and build sovereign capital.

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Charlie Simpson
Communication & Engagement Lead, Australian Agritech Association
+61 439 294 955 | marketing@ausagritech.orgAbout Australian Agritech Association
The Australian Agritech Association is a member-driven organisation representing Agritech nationally. AusAgritech’s mission is to build a world-class Agritech sector that adds $40 billion to the Australian economy. The Agritech industry powers Australia when it strives to reach its national level agricultural productivity, export, sustainability and digitalisation goals, and AusAgritech exists to bring profile to the ecosystem to grow a vibrant industry.

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