Western Australia Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan
Grower Groups Help Advance Ag-Tech Revolution
Victor P Taffa
- Internet of Things DecisionAg Grant Program to stimulate ag-tech development and adoption
- McGowan Government committed to ensuring Western Australia growers are equipped to operate in a new digital world
Western Australian grower groups and agricultural colleges can help to drive the next leap in agricultural productivity improvements under a new program to accelerate adoption of new digital technologies.
“Web-based tools and devices have become commonplace in our lives and essential for modern business to operate successfully.” Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan said.
“It is imperative our agriculture sector is at the forefront of this wave of technological change, to keep ahead of the game in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.”
McGowan Government’s Internet of Things (IoT) DecisionAg Grant Program will provide $500,000 to stimulate development and use of digital agricultural technology by local farm businesses.
Matching funds will be available for successful applicants to trial internet-based technology, such as computer platforms and tools, to help growers to make more informed, data-driven decisions.
Program participants will be able to share their findings with each other and the broader community via an on-farm ag-tech demonstration network.
IoT DecisionAg Grant Program will benefit from the McGowan Government’s recently launched Digital Farm Grant program, which will provide digital connectivity to areas outside the National Broadband Network fixed wireless and fixed line footprint.
Applications for a Western Australia IoT DecisionAg Grant close on Friday October 5, 2018.