Future of Agricultural Technologies
Farmer driven innovation has always been a feature of Australian agriculture and the application of science and technology to this sector is not new. Advancements in innovative and transformative technologies could help provide mechanisms for Australia to respond to future challenges such as climate change, changing consumer preferences, industry disruption and a changing workforce.
ACOLA’s Horizon Scanning report, supported by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, will examine the impacts, opportunities and challenges associated with around ten highly prospective technologies likely to impact agriculture over the next ten years, and consider how Australian agriculture is positioned to meet them. It will include a detailed overview and analysis of the scientific, technical, financial, regulatory, ethical and social impacts that next generation agricultural technologies may exert on Australia in the coming decade. At its conclusion, this project will deliver an independent, interdisciplinary peer-reviewed report to inform policy considerations and decision making by the National Science and Technology Council, relevant government departments, communities, academia and industry.
Expert Working Group
ACOLA delivers interdisciplinary evidence-based research that draws on specialist expertise from Australia’s Learned Academies.
The Expert Working Group (EWG) is established to guide the development of a targeted study that draws input from several disciplines to create a well-considered, balanced and peer-reviewed report.
The role of the Next Generation Agricultural Technologies Expert Working Group (EWG) is to provide strategic oversight and provide expert input, analysis and provocative thinking.
|Australian Academy of the Humanities|
|Professor Rachel Ankeny FAHA||Professor Elspeth Probyn FAHA FASSA|
Australian Academy of Science
|Professor Barbara Howlett FAA||Professor Alex McBratney FAA|
Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
|Professor Jeff Bennett FASSA||Professor Linda Botterill FASSA|
Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
|Dr Kate Fairley-Grenot FTSE (Chair)||Professor Salah Sukkarieh FTSE|
Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science
|Professor Tania Sorrell AM FAHMS|
New Zealand Royal Society Te Apārangi
|Dr Ian Woodhead|
|Dr Lauren Palmer|