Is $100 billion realistic for our ag sector by 2030?
In October 2018, the National Farmers' Federation (NFF) launched the 2030 Roadmap. The ambitious vision was to plot a path for the Australian ag sector to exceed $100 billion in farm gate output within the next decade. So how are we travelling? On target or off our rocker? Our ability to adapt in a rapidly changing world will be crucial.
‘Fake’ Food, the Super Bowl and Fake News
Every year, one Sunday, early in February, the eyes of the USA turn on to the Super Bowl. In 2020 a lobby group spent a purported US$5.6 million to use the Super Bowl platform to pedal fear to the public about clean or alternate meats using pseudoscience. Innovation and progress aren't always right and new isn't always better but science and reason must win out over fear and deceit.
A tale of innovation, greed, compassion & disruption in the face of COVID-19
In the face of the COVID19 crisis to date Italy has seen more confronting times than almost anyone. When crises arise we frequently see both the best of people and the worst. In this case skilled innovators brought their focused problem solving to the aid of the health care system and in the process disrupted the incumbent supplier who failed to see the situation from the perspective of their or understand the need to act for the greater good.
Workforce disruption – Better Leaders to Build a Better Future
In 2015 CEDA (Committee for Economic Development of Australia) released a report that 5 million Australian jobs from that time would cease to exist through automation before 2030. The concept has been extrapolated to become a key topic at every relevant seminar and conference since then but now that we're nearly a third of the way into the forecast period what opportunities are their for Australia to use leadership as a tool to combat the forecast disruption...?
Opinion: Australian ag must grow up to grow
AUSTRALIA’S agricultural industry has a bright future with growing global opportunities at every turn. Despite being globally remote, battling the challenge of being distributed across such a large continent, and the impact of a predominantly arid climate, the nation’s ability to produce agricultural product for the global market sees Australia punching well above its weight. Australia’s commercial relationships with the rest of the world are driven by a first world economy, underpinned by enormous natural resources, a widely dispersed population and a good helping of ingenuity.
From wetline to online, the digital market takes shape
I was recently interviewed for this article which was first published in the September 2019 edition of 'FISH', the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation's (FRDC) quarterly industry publication. The business-to-business potential for selling online is showing promise for seafood producers in Australia and around the world By Catherine Norwood Digital [...]
The Industry 4.0 smart food revolution that’s (nearly) here
The hype of Industry 4.0 (I4.0) and its relevance to the food processing sector has been increasing since 2013 when the concept was conceived by the German government and for a concept which has existed for only six years, I4.0 is fairly mature. While the concept of I4.0 might be mature, it is not the tidal wave of technological upheaval it is frequently made out to be, nor is it knocking down the door of business. As we shall see, industry is now just starting to transition to something which could be referred to as I4.0, and there’s a long road ahead.
Australian Businesses’ Opportunity to Rise to the Challenge of the Asian Century
The Asian Century is a hot topic for industries across Australia. The term was coined in 2012 by the then Federal Gillard Government in the publishing of a white paper charting a vision for Australian prosperity based on selling our goods to the growing economies to our north. Now nearly 20 years into the 'Asian Century' how does the opportunity stack up and what are our businesses doing to take on the challenge and reap the rewards?
Meeting Future Energy Needs In The Food & Beverage Processing Industry
With wholesale energy prices in Australia predicted to rise by as much as 200% over the next three years, the need to manage energy costs in business is becoming urgent. Energy accounts for one of the most significant areas of cost for the majority of industrial businesses – especially those [...]
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