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NZ's agritech sector 'urgently' needs to focus on AI
"In the end, how we progress in shaping New Zealand’s place in the worlds food system will depend on how boldly we step up to the AI horizon."
Agritech co-op LIC appoints Andrea Black as new CIO
Agritech co-operative LIC has appointed former Genesis Energy executive Andrea Black as its new chief information officer.
DJI launches precision drone for agriculture
DJI says it’s ‘setting a new standard’ for agricultural drone applications, with the launch of the world’s first fully integrated multi-spectral imaging drone.
LIC utilises AWS to advance NZ's smart farming solutions
LIC, one of the oldest farming cooperatives in New Zealand, states it’s taking advantage of emerging technologies to enable better digital systems for New Zealand farmers that will help them drive the next wave of productivity gains.
SparkLabs Cultiv8 demoday kicks off in September
SparkLabs Cultiv8 designed the event to bring together entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, media and government to focus on how food is created, distributed and consumed, and consider how this can be done better.
Microsoft showcase highlights NZ's critical challenges
Microsoft presented its first ever parliamentary Showcase to New Zealand government ministers and MPs last week, as it showcased just how innovative New Zealanders can be.
AgritechNZ unveils major initiative to boost production
“With the need to feed the world’s population of 9.8 billion people by 2050, AgritechNZ is looking at ways New Zealand can scale up its food production."
Farmers looking for data to help change bad habits
It is no secret that agriculture is a massive cause of environmental issues in NZ. Farmers say they are willing to change, if they get the right data.
New software for drone footage mapping and analysis
DJI Terra allows drone pilots to quickly generate 2D maps and 3D model reconstructions, plus analyse data and generate insights with analysis tools.
Biotech an ailing area of NZ economy
With New Zealand aiming to make tech our number two export by 2025, and primary industry already our number one, we need a clear path forward.
Agritech firm Engender acquired
heir backing as an international strategic partner will ensure that Engender can take its Kiwi innovation worldwide.”
AU study looks at agritech challenges ahead
Barriers to adoption include infrastructure challenges such as a lack of connectivity, and the lack of strong value propositions.
Agritech firm releases open-source water monitor built on Raspberry Pi
“Essentially we are giving away water management technology. There are very few people who understand how to design and build these technologies."
Silicon Valley connection key to Kiwi growth, says expert
Graeme Muller says that he has returned from the Bay Area with an understanding of just how valuable the Kiwi-Cali connection will be.
Vodafone trials regional plug-and-play connectivity in Australia
The plug-and-play device delivers 4G voice and data services in locations where commercial networks are not traditionally deployed.
Agricultural robotics firm appoints new CEO as it prepares to go global
It was the right time to add a professional chief executive to a high-calibre team, especially after strong growth and funding.
Agritech NZ signs historic agreement with US agritech firm
Agritech growth in New Zealand is now getting a helping hand thanks to a deal with US-based firm Western Growers.
NZTech chief: Agritech could be a lifeline for exporters
We are on the cusp of some massive and exciting tech changes in our lives, says NZTech chief Graeme Muller.
NZ agritech innovators touch down in Silicon Valley
Thirty of New Zealand’s agritech innovators have finally landed in Silicon Valley this week as they get ready to put their innovations to the test.
Silicon Valley connection to boost NZ's agritech sector
An upcoming agritech conference in Silicon Valley may have a huge impact on New Zealand’s agritech sector, even from thousands of kilometres away.
Fintech NZ drums up support for UK-NZ tech opportunities
“While New Zealand currently exports around $1.6 billion of traditional products to the UK, the big growth opportunity is hi-tech."
The future of farming is in agritech, says Callaghan Innovation
“We’ve always had a number 8 wire culture in farming but it is crucial we power that up with science and technology," says Hemi Rolleston.
Investor says agritech is a cash cow that ‘NZ can do better’
Agriculture as the very bones of NZ has seen an uprising in the number of startups in the agritech space - but this expert says we can do better.
Kiwi agritech startup flourishes with homegrown legal marketplace
Looking to disrupt the kiwifruit industry, Acuris Systems employed the services of a fellow Kiwi startup's online legal marketplace.