More investment and people needed in north

Northern Australia needs more investment and people to develop the region and allow it to reach its potential, an Agribusiness Outlook Australia 2016 in Sydney was told late last month (May).

According to Northern Australia Development general manager Luke Bowen the north of Australia is on the edge of what is the most prospective part of the world and is no longer isolated.

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Drones set to take centre stage in ag

About 80 per cent of projected sales of drones in the United States in the next 10 years will be in agriculture, according to Melbourne futurist Paul Higgins citing a recent Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research report.

Mr Higgins, a former dairy veterinarian, farmer and agribusiness consultant, is founding director of a consultancy Emergent Future which advises on strategy for clients dealing with disruptive technologies.

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Welcome to my first blog post

Welcome to my new blog about Australian agribusiness, a hugely important sector of the economy.

The aim of establishing it is to explore in some depth – in features and analysis – the main issues confronting this key sector.

I would appreciate any feedback on articles posted or suggestions on what you would like covered and to read more or less of.