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Research paints roadmap for Australian exporters

We pride ourselves on funding research which investigates the important issues facing rural Australia.

The comprehensive AgriFutures Australia funded report by ITS Global,
Bilateral Trade Wars, Understanding the implications for Australian agriculture, is one such report. It flags how uncertainity from ongoing bilateral trade wars between China and the United States has created a less predictable trading environment for Australian agricultural exports.

This May edition also includes the popular researcher in the spotlight profile, details of a
Women in Rice event and key updates on our capacity building programs.

We value your feedback and continued support for our programs, feel free to get in touch with questions or share insights via and follow our social media channels. Enjoy!

Key dates

Guy Coleman with robot
Shining the research spotlight on Guy Coleman
This May we're shining the research torch on Guy Coleman, a precision weed control scientist from the University of Sydney. Guy is working on the development of robotics to help control weeds in ginger production.
Women in Rice Extension Panel Members
Women in our rice industry to hear inspirational stories of success 
Building on the success of previous years' events, Women in Rice is coming to Finley, NSW on 14 June to inspire, connect and share stories of success with other women in the rice industry and wider farming community. 
Person on quad bike
Farm safety is everybody's business
Research funded by AgriFutures Australia shows while farm-related deaths have fallen in the 12 months from 2017 to 2018, tractors and quad bikes are still the leading cause of farm-related deaths. Equally concerning, 15% of deaths involved children under 15 years.
Latest news and events
AgriFutures Ignite Network members
101 boardroom skills for our future rural leaders

As part of the AgriFutures™ Ignite Network, 25 rural leaders have completed the prestigious Australian Institute of Company Director’s Foundations of Directorship program. 

2018 Horizon Scholars
2019 AgriFutures™ next gen Horizon scholars announced
Meet the 12 young people from across Australia who've been recognised for their talent and commitment to the future of Australian agriculture.
2018 Horizon scholars
Ignite members
evokeAG. 2020 early bird tickets now on sale
In 2020, we will also have two new ticket types; a producer ticket and student tickets. Don't miss evokeAG. 2020, Asia Pacific's premier agrifood tech event, held in Melbourne in February.
2019 evoke AG event in Melbourne
Sheep grazing in paddock
Research takes an industry look at Australian exports in global markets
A comprehensive AgriFutures Australia funded report finds bilateral trade wars between China and the United States will see some Australian products fare better than others. 
Sheep in paddock