Emerging technologies and new industries have the potential to transform Australian agriculture and will be a key contributor in growing the sector towards becoming Australia’s next $100 billion industry. AgriFutures Australia plays an important role in identifying these opportunities early and developing an ecosystem for technology development and adoption as well as supporting emerging industries to prosper and grow.
This report is the culmination of two years’ work by the Queensland University of Technology, uncovering 39 unique emerging technologies with potential for game-changing impact on Australia’s rural industries. Many of the emerging technologies showcased have been identified by industry experts as having significant commercial impact and transferability from overseas or non-agricultural domains for use on Australian farms or within the agricultural value chain. AgriFutures Australia is pleased to demonstrate, through this report, the diverse and significant opportunities for developing and integrating emerging technologies into the agriculture sector.