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WA Farm Data Sharing

The WA Farm Data sharing project will help growers make more sophisticated investment decisions using their own farm data. 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.

The project team comprises of GGA in partnership with DPIRD, Curtin University and the Food Agility CRC . The project development was guided by consultation with grower groups, growers, agronomists, farm consultants, agtech and data providers over 10 months. 

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.

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.

Project Updates

Update 3 – Interview with team lead, Dr Adam Sparks |Nov 2021
Update 2 – Early adopter community established | Oct 2021
Update 1 – Early adopter soft launch | July 2021

Data Security 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.

Food Agility Best Practice Data Policy



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