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Spanish agricultural biotech invests in Australian agtech
7 Jul 2017
The Spanish agricultural biotech R&D company, Symborg, has invested in Australian agricultural biotech company, thinkbio.
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Agtech visit plants seeds for future innovation
29 Jun 2017
Austrade hosted leading agriculture and food technology early stage investors, Cultivian Sandbox, and Finistere Ventures, in a visit which showcased investment opportunities in Australia’s agtech inno ...
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Global finance and manufacturing giants invest in Australian agribusiness
17 May 2017
The Yield, a global agricultural technology (agtech) startup based in Tasmania, has attracted A$6.5 million in Series A investments from Bosch, KPMG and AgFunder to develop its aquaculture and microcl ...
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Danish company to open fish-feed factory to supply Australia’s growing aquaculture sector
11 May 2017
BioMar Group, a Danish manufacturer and distributor of commercial fish-feed, is establishing a greenfield factory in Australia to support the local aquaculture sector.
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Shanghai Zhongfu and CSIRO partner on cotton trials in northern Australia
2 May 2017
Kimberley Agricultural Investment (KAI), a subsidiary of Chinese company Shanghai Zhongfu, is working with CSIRO to trial a new genetically modified cotton variety in northern Australia.
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A$447.5 million committed to new agribusiness Cooperative Research Centres
11 Apr 2017
Australia’s universities, public and private sectors have committed to four new Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) to help agricultural producers with innovation and technology.
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Global agricultural processor opens flavour creation facility in Australia
7 Apr 2017
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has opened a new flavour creation facility and customer service centre in Sydney to service customers in Australia and New Zealand.
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Canadian pension fund continues to invest in Australian cattle stations
3 Apr 2017
Australian agriculture continues to be an important asset category for Canadian pension funds, as demonstrated by the latest Canadian fund–backed investment by Hewitt Cattle Australia (HCA).
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Indian multinational invests in Australian irrigation agtech company
28 Feb 2017
Observant Technology, a world-leading Australian company specialising in precision water management for farms, has reached a landmark investment deal with Jain Irrigation, an Indian multinational with ...
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Board members announced for Northern Australia Cooperative Research Centre
22 Feb 2017
The Australian Government has announced the board members of the A$75 million Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia, which is responsible for attracting beneficial resear ...
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Chinese group plans to invest up to A$1 billion in Australian agriculture
14 Feb 2017
New Hope Group (New Hope), China’s largest privately owned agribusiness, has announced plans to invest up to A$1 billion in Australian agriculture by 2020.
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US drone and aerial data company enters Australian market
25 Jan 2017
Australia’s agricultural, environmental and energy industries are set to benefit from the opening of a Sydney office of PrecisionHawk, a global provider of commercial drone and drone–data platforms.
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Hilton Food Group invests $115 million in new meat processing facility
22 Dec 2016
UK-based Hilton Food Group plc (Hilton) is expanding its presence in Australia by constructing a new meat processing facility in Queensland.
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China’s biggest food company partners with Monash University
4 Nov 2016
Monash University has partnered with the Nutrition and Health Research Institute (NHRI) of China’s biggest food company, the state-owned COFCO Corporation, to reopen the Food Innovation Centre.
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Chinese dairy investor buys majority stake in Burra Foods
1 Sep 2016
Inner Mongolia Fuyuan Farming Co (Fuyuan), one of China’s largest dairy farming consortiums, is buying a 79 per cent stake in Victorian dairy processor Burra Foods.
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Singaporean dairy giant partners with Australian agribusiness
31 Aug 2016
Australian agribusiness Midfield Group has entered into a joint venture with Louis Dreyfus Company Dairy Asia, a Singapore-based agricultural merchant.
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Sanofi invests in new Brisbane-based production facility
16 Aug 2016
To keep pace with ever-increasing demand from China for Australian-produced vitamins and mineral supplements, Sanofi Consumer Healthcare is expanding its production facilities in Brisbane.
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Shanghai Zhongfu expands presence in Kimberley region
9 Aug 2016
Kimberley Agricultural Investment (KAI), a subsidiary of Chinese company Shanghai Zhongfu, has purchased Carlton Hill Station in the Ord River district of Western Australia, from Consolidated Pastoral ...
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Mead Johnson Nutrition partners with Australian dairy giant
8 Jul 2016
Leading global paediatric nutrition company, Mead Johnson Nutrition, has entered into a framework agreement to establish a strategic dairy supply alliance with Murray Goulburn.
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Dutch cold-storage company establishes Asia-Pacific HQ in Melbourne
24 Jun 2016
NewCold, a Dutch cold storage and logistics company, will establish its Asia-Pacific headquarters and an automated cold storage warehouse in Truganina, Melbourne.
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