Emerging technologies in agriculture
In 2016 AgriFutures developed a series of fact sheets about emerging technologies that are anticipated to change the way agricultural products are made, marketed and transported. The fact sheets focus on: sensors, artificial intelligence, gene editing, nanomaterials, robots, synthetic biology, the Internet of Things, and 3D printing.
This report builds on AgriFutures work in two ways:
- it revisits the technologies and refreshes the list of those that are anticipated to have a significant impact on Australian agriculture
- it surveys Australian and international research to expand the understanding of the regulatory issues these technologies may raise.