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Israeli Agtech Partnership A Boost For Vic Farmers

20 July 2017

A new partnership forged between Agriculture Victoria and an Israeli agtech company AgriTask is set to boost Victoria’s technological capabilities and improve the state’s farming systems.

Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford met with AgriTask representatives in Tel Aviv today to announce the new Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) which will see the development of a new farm management and decision support tool for Victorian farmers.

AgriTask is an Israeli based agtech company comprised of agronomists and software experts that have developed a versatile agriculture business intelligence and decision support platform. The new tool will enable farmers to immediately benefit from precision agronomy while continuing to use their present work methods.

This world leading technology integrates data from a number of sources into a comprehensive mobile and web solution to enable better decision-making on farms and along the supply chain from paddock to plate.

The new technology allows agronomists and managers to easily manage large and remote areas of diverse crops in varying growth conditions, react in real time and help farmers secure the yield, while saving on resources and the environment.

Based on comprehensive agronomic data analysis, AgriTask assists farmers by providing key advice and support on irrigation, pest and disease detection, crop nutrition, and tactical decision making in response to weather.

The new collaboration will enable the sharing of information between Agriculture Victoria and AgriTask and will help to adapt the agronomic platform to suit Australian farming systems.

Agriculture Victoria undertakes and delivers research and supports the development of national and international partnerships to ensure the industries have early access to new discoveries.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford

“A priority for the Andrews Labor Government is to identify opportunities where we can adopt game-changing technology to improve agriculture in Victoria – and that’s exactly what we’re doing through new partnerships like this.”

“We’ve identified food and fibre as a priority industry sector with potential to drive significant jobs growth, attract future investment and inclusive growth in rural Victoria.”

“This is an exciting opportunity to learn from world-renowned pioneers in agricultural innovation about how we can capitalise on our growing food and fibre industry.”

Quote attributable to AgriTask Chair Mr Israel Fraier

“AgriTask is pleased to collaborate with leading agronomic scientists in Australia and is looking forward to cooperating with the business ecosystem in Victoria for serving Australia’s needs and other neighbouring agriculture economies.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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