The P2D project is currently undertaking industry stakeholder consultation on findings and recommendations detailed in a Summary Report and a series of Technical Reports.

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Feedback to be incorporated into finalisation of this report should be provided by the end of December 2017, however industry feedback would be welcome at any stage.

P2D Project: Accelerating Precision Agriculture to Decision Agriculture

This project is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources as part of its Rural R&D for Profit programme. The P2D project involves all Rural Research and Development Corporations, and is focused on three main aims:

  • Facilitating the development of digital technology in Australian agriculture.
  • Fostering the establishment of appropriate legal frameworks, data systems and access to critical datasets.
  • Identifying the data communications systems required to deliver the benefits of digital agriculture to the Australia farm and agribusiness sectors.

Technical Reports

The P2D project has delivered a series of technical reports. The following reports have been released for stakeholder consultation:

Telecommunications and Australian Agriculture: Will Top-Down Meet Bottom-Up? (October 2017)

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Accelerating precision agriculture to decision agriculture: A review of on-farm telecommunications challenges and opportunities in supporting a digital agriculture future for Australia. (September 2017)

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Webinar presentation of David Lamb UNE report

Accelerating precision agriculture to decision agriculture: The needs and drivers for the present and future of digital agriculture in Australia. A cross-industry producer survey for the Rural R&D for Profit ‘Precision to Decision’ (P2D) project. (July 2017) Download Report

Download the Program Brochure

Media Releases

Report recommends Australian agriculture go digital (14 December 2017)

Digital agriculture could unlock production gains of $20.3 billion (24 November 2017)

Securing the future through digital agriculture (21 November 2017)

A wake-up call for on farm telecommunications (6 October 2017)

Barriers to digital agriculture impacting on profit (29 September 2017)

A blueprint for decision-making that delivers profit (19 June 2017) 

Cutting through the telco jargon to drive profit through 'big data' (3 May 2017)

Lessons learnt from big data use in America could cut costs for Australian farmers (27 February 2017)

New laws should give Australian farmers more control over data (6 February 2017)

Growers establish their 'Big Data' requirements (29 November 2016)

The P2D Project has featured in two recent issues of the Farm Institute Insights newsletter, Accelerating precision agriculture to decision agriculture (August 2016) and Big data cooperatives in the United States (November 2016).

Project supporters:
Cotton Research and Development Corporation
Meat and Livestock Australia
Dairy Australia
Grains Research and Development Corporation
Sugar Research Australia
Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
Australian Wool Innovation
Horticulture Innovation Australia
Australian Pork Limited
Australian Grape & Wine Authority
Forestry and Wood Products Australia
Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
Australian Meat Processing Corporation
Australian Livestock Export Corporation Limited
Australian Egg Corporation Limited

Research providers:

Data to Decisions CRC
University of New England
Australian Farm Institute
Griffith University
University of the Sunshine Coast