AIA targets big, cross-sectoral opportunities and challenges which will drive transformational change across Australian agriculture, fisheries and forestry.
We focus on creating and curating investible opportunities that are attractive to both public and private sector investors.
Our founding members are Australia’s rural Research and Development Corporations, which span the agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries.
Potential industry benefit
Marking a significant step forward in the delivery of its groundbreaking, cross-sector environmental accounting platform, AIA has today announced the establishment of a specialist Technical Advisory Panel to support the integrity and compliance of the platform.
Agricultural Innovation Australia (AIA) and SparkLabs Cultiv8/Cultiv8 Funds Management (Cultiv8) have entered into a strategic partnership to support collaboration and innovation across Australian agriculture.
Development of a digital platform that will allow Australian farmers, fishers and foresters (growers) to calculate their enterprise’s carbon footprint across multiple commodities is underway.
AIA is developing an environmental accounting platform for Australian agriculture, fisheries and forestry, with the first stage underway to deliver a cross-sectoral carbon footprint solution.
In collaboration with SAI Platform Australia, AIA is exploring regenerative agriculture and the potential opportunities for cross-sectoral investment.
Climate change poses a significant threat to Australian agricultural businesses and communities. AIA's Climate Atlas will support strategic economic, infrastructure and planning decisions and help ensure we have resilient supply chains into the future.
Australia’s agricultural sector is able to better understand and manage short-term climate risks as well as build long-term resilience, thanks to a $19 million investment through AIA.
AIA and CSIRO have developed a common framework for GHG accounting for Australian agriculture, which supports sector-level baselines, reporting and communication of a united narrative around emissions.
AIA's Strategic Plan outlines how it will drive cross‑sectoral collaboration and leverage public and private sector investment to target transformational innovation for Australian agriculture, fisheries and forestry.
Learn more about our criteria for assessing projects
Our initiatives must be cross-sectoral in nature and scalable across agriculture, fisheries and forestry.
We start by understanding the problem to be solved, who it is a problem for, and why?
AIA initiatives must be attractive to investors. We assess ideas on their potential to catalyse additional investment from the public or private sector.
We aim to deliver transformational versus incremental impact, through initiatives that are of national significance for Australian agriculture, fisheries and forestry.