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WA Farm Data Sharing

After 10 months in the making, GGA in partnership with DPIRD, Curtin University and the Food Agility CRC, we have sign off for WA’s first data sharing project. 

Project development was guided by consultation with grower groups, growers, agronomists, farm consultants, agtech and data providers. The project will help growers make more sophisticated investment decisions using their own farm data.

A whole of farm Monte Carlo simulation model will be created that ingests farm management records and generates thousands of scenarios allowing the model to account for seasonal variability in weather and commodity prices. This provides certainty regarding the optimal strategy and the risks associated with it. Initially the model will assess an optimal liming strategy, however could later be adapted to property valuations and securing banking loans, insurance evaluations or further soil amelioration investments.  

Finally, the project is developing a data transfer infrastructure using DPIRD’s eConnect platform, which will seamlessly transfer data from the growers’ farm management software to the model and then return it to the grower using APIs.


Relevant Policy

The WA Farm Data Sharing project is following the guidelines of the Food Agility CRC Data Policy. This policy ensures data privacy and mitigation for data breaches and observes the National Policy Act. DPIRD is currently working through accreditation with the Food Agility CRC which will provide strong governance for this project. Read more about all the Food Agility CRC projects here.

Food Agility Best Practice Data Policy


Early Adopter Community Launch

On 6 July a small soft launch event lead by the Project Team was held to inform early GGA Network stakeholders as to the details of the project, the benefits and how to be involved.


To get involved with the project as a partner, direct enquiries to Tanya Kilminster GGA

To be a part of the Early Adopter Community testing and experimenting with the data, direct enquiries to Michelle Condy GGA

Project Team

Project Collaborators


Posted on

27 May 2021