AgriFutures Australia has developed an exciting new pilot program focused on supporting producers to increase the uptake and adoption of technology within their agriculture, fishing or forestry business. Digital technologies are critical to increased productivity through optimising input use, more timely decision-making, labour savings, and improved market access.
The program is designed to work with existing producer networks, who know and understand the needs of producers in their region as well as producer maturity in terms of digital literacy and capacity for technology uptake.
In addition to having access to an online technology adoption hub and delivering a tailored workshop, eligible producer groups can apply for up to $20,000 to develop a bespoke program to specifically support producers in their group to start or continue their technology adoption journey.
The pilot will commence in the first half of 2021, initially involving up to 20 producer groups nationally.
Applications for the Producer Technology Uptake Program (Pilot) close 5pm (AEST) Thursday, 22 April 2021.