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Digital Transformation
Kacific and Farmer Charlie to tackle agriculture and sustainability in new deal
Satellite operator Kacific has joined forces with Farmer Charlie to address agriculture and sustainability across the Pacific.
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NZ Government
NZ Govt backs new data-driven forecasting tool for agriculture sector
The New Zealand Government is investing in the development of a new forecasting tool that makes full use of innovative climate modelling to help farmers and growers prepare for dry conditions.
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Microsoft
Bayer and Microsoft partner to build new cloud-based digital tools
Bayer has partnered with Microsoft to build new cloud-based digital tools and data science solutions for agriculture and adjacent industries. 
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Agriculture
Cirralto teams up with Mastercard and Fresh Supply Co to help Aussie farmers
Cirralto is leveraging the Mastercard Provenance Solution blockchain-based innovation and the Fresh Supply Co digital supply chain network, to provide Australia’s farmers with better access to trade finance.
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IT Automation
Tauranga agtech firm recognised on the world stage
Tauranga-based agtech firm Robotics Plus has received worldwide recognition on the Top 50 AgTech companies, as ranked on the THRIVE Top 50.
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Internet of Things
$570 million IoT goldmine waiting to be tapped by NZ agri sector
“As technology makes its way onto the fields in the future, more farm management will be done from a desk or device instead of in the field.”
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Internet of Things
How AI and IoT will help NZ meet increasing food demands
"We know the world is heading toward a major food supply crisis."
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Customer experience
Promapp teams up with Kiwi agriculture & farming company
Promapp’s integration with SharePoint and Microsoft Dynamics will eventually support the sharing of processes to external suppliers.
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Drones
Australian farmers develop special drones to keep track of livestock
Csiro and Ruralco have announced a partnership that will see the latest digital technology, including drones, applied to Australian agriculture...
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Innovation
Dairy farming: NZ Food Innovation Network incubates clean-tech idea
"This is a cool flexible arrangement which means companies are able to innovate at their own premises or The FoodBowl, depending on what suits them."
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Fieldays
Fieldays: Tech poised to play a big role in NZ farm management
“I think New Zealand industries want to do the right thing, and most farmers are keen to adapt farm practices and invest where they can."