A Study into Digital Inclusion and Human Factors of AgTech Adoption on Queensland farms

Aerial view of a farm

This project addresses a gap in knowledge between development of agricultural technologies (agtech) — including precision agriculture, Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, drones and smart farming — and the successful uptake of such technologies in practice. Case studies of Queensland farms will be undertaken to better understand farmers’ inclinations and practices in relation to agtech adoption.  This cross-disciplinary project team is co-led by Dr Amber Marshall and A/Prof Carol Richards, and will be executed be in partnership with industry collaborator Data Farming.




DMRC research program

This project contributes to the research within the following DMRC research program:

Digital Inclusion & Participation

Project team

Project partners

Project outputs

  • Journal article: Critical factors of digital AgTech adoption on Australian farms: From digital to data divide
  • Industry report: A case study of human factors of digital AgTech adoption: Condamine Plains, Darling Downs
  • Conference paper: Rural Data Divides: Critical Factors of Digital AgTech Adoption on Australian Farms

Project funding

  • QUT Institute for Future Environments – Catapult Grant Scheme (2020 – 2021)