Smart Farming: leveraging the impact of broadband and the digital economy report

Select | Print


Griffith, Colin ORCID ID icon; Heydon, Geof; Lamb, David; Lefort, Laurent; Taylor, Kerry; Trotter, Mark


2013-07-01


Report


23


Australia's agricultural and upstream service and processing industries face a range of new opportunities and challenges. There is growing global demand for food and the National Food Plan has scoped the opportunity for Australia to increase the value of its agriculture and food related exports by 45% by 2025. In order to realise this opportunity, Australia needs to increase its level of innovation and improve productivity in the agribusiness sector. It must needs to do this through better use of its finite resources through the adoption of more environmentally sustainable farming practices. This situation requires that Australia fs rural sector must make a step change in its productivity. CSIRO fs Sustainable Agriculture Flagship has set a national goal of increasing of increasing productivity in the sector by 50% by 2030 while reducing net carbon emissions per unit of food and fibre by at least 50 per cent between now and 2030. The rollout of Australia fs next generation broadband network and the growing impact of the digital economy through the adoption of smart digital services has the potential to help the rural sector meet its productivity and sustainability challenges. While computing and sensor technologies have been used on Australian farms for the last two decades, adoption has been uneven and the full potential unrealised. Through the digital economy, there is a confluence of developments that will help transform the effectiveness and ability of digital services to drive innovation. These developments include:.......[much more]


CSIRO


Australia


Information Engineering and Theory


Published Version (pdf) (954KB)


https://doi.org/10.4225/08/584d9555b377c


This report has been placed on the CSIRO repository and may be made available to persons outside of CSIRO for non commercial purposes, in its entirety and without deletion of disclaimers and copyright information.


EP137659


Technical Report (Author)


English


Griffith, Colin; Heydon, Geof; Lamb, David; Lefort, Laurent; Taylor, Kerry; Trotter, Mark. Smart Farming: leveraging the impact of broadband and the digital economy report. Australia: CSIRO; 2013. https://doi.org/10.4225/08/584d9555b377c



Loading citation data...

Citation counts
(Requires subscription to view)