The Sydney Institute of Agriculture 2022 Research Showcase was held on Friday 18 November 2022 at the Veterinary Science Conference Centre.
The theme for this year’s Research Showcase was Urban Agriculture.
Urban Agriculture examines the integrated science, technology and supply chain innovations required to develop a new urban agriculture industry.
This year we highlighted the new frontiers in Urban Agriculture and research on social, economic and health benefits of Urban Agriculture.
This year’s Urban Agriculture Showcase coincided with both Urban Agriculture Month – Growing Edible Towns and Cities and our National Agriculture Day – Celebrating Innovation in Agriculture. The event brought together University of Sydney and CSIRO researchers, and urban farmers to showcase their amazing innovations that are growing fresh produce in our cities across the globe.
Our speakers showcased high tech urban farms, community garden success, kerbside edible gardens, entrepreneurship, urban farming systems, and much, much more. Our wonderful caterers also served up some produce grown by our local vertical farms, Greenspace and Invertigro, and prepared and served together with our local FoodLab entrepreneurs.
The 2021 Research Showcase, "Digital agriculture: Driving a $100 billion agriculture industry by 2030" was held online on Tuesday 30 November, 2021
Digital agriculture focuses on the knowledge underpinning, and research required, to deliver a functioning digitally-enabled production and supply chain for agricultural food and fibre.
The global mission over the next 10 years and beyond is to produce increased amounts of food and fibre more efficiently, in terms of the use of water, nutrients and physical inputs into the production process.
Digital agriculture presents a novel method to meet this global challenge.
It is an approach that brings to bear the power of digital and information technologies to the business of agriculture with great potential for success.
Our Digital agriculture theme within the Sydney Institute of Agriculture brings together researchers across the university with expertise and skills to realise these new opportunities.
The Showcase included the following topic sessions:
'180-Second Spiel' Thesis Challenge: in three minutes, postgraduate students present a compelling talk on their thesis and its significance to the agriculture sector.
Poster Competition: Postgraduate students display and summarise their research on a digital poster.