As with all startups competitions, the pitches at FoodBytes varied in quality, so here three of the judges -- Saran Nolet, Sam Trethewey, and Michael Dean, offer 5 pieces of advice to startups to help them perfect their pitch.
The conference, organized by the Australian Farm Institute, explored whether digital technologies will enable the third agricultural revolution and bring about the next big productivity gain, and how to catalyze this revolution in Australia.
Australia's pension industry has been highly criticized for not supporting the country's agriculture sector making last week's A$150 million almond farmland acquisition by First State Super a coup for the industry.
There has been much debate around the suitability of private equity funds for farmland investing pushing some investment managers to present new options to investors. Australian Pastoral Funds Management is one such manager, recently launching a new product range for land and livestock investment.