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The Yield Story

“The world needs 60 per cent more food by 2050. We want to help meet this challenge without compromising the future.”
- Ros Harvey, Founder & Managing Director

An AgTech Success Story

The Yield is an Australian agricultural technology company. We’re on a mission to transform food and farming practices by building secure, scalable digital technology. 

We work closely with produce growers to design our products because we’re committed to solving real challenges – at farm level and throughout the food chain.

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No one knows the land better than growers. We want to help them make faster, more informed decisions that impact yield and reduce their risks. We do this by providing an integrated set of AgTech solutions that sense, analyse and predict on-farm growing conditions, and then deliver information in a usable format.

The Yield technology combines hardware, data analytics and user-friendly apps. Our AgTech solutions can be applied across the food chain to help increase yield, reduce waste, mitigate the risk and cost associated with bad weather, and aid environmental sustainability.

The world needs to produce 60 per cent more food by 2050 to feed the planet. This is happening during a time of unprecedented resource constraints and climate change. Our vision is to help meet this challenge without compromising the future.

It’s this challenge that brings us together. The Yield has a highly-focused team combining leading engineers, data scientists, agriculturists and technologists. We have a deep commitment to open innovation, collaboration and diversity. 

Australian Company,
Global Business

There’s no better place for AgTech innovation than the diverse microclimates of Australia. With one of the most open and challenging agricultural industries in the world, our growers must innovate to remain competitive. 

We are developing our AgTech solutions in Australia, before expanding globally. To help us bring The Yield technology to more farms, in more countries, we work with some global giants including Bosch, KPMG and AgFunder. 

Major INVESTORs

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Awards + Accolades

Our Leaders

Ros Harvey

Founder & Managing Director

Ros Harvey is an experienced entrepreneur and executive in the field of technology – particularly the Internet of Things (IoT) and user-centric design. Ros is committed to creating public good through the innovative use of technology, which is reflected throughout her career.

Having founded The Yield in 2014, Ros heads up a team of leading engineers, data scientists, agriculturists and technologists, who work together to ensure that The Yield solutions offer long-term value to growers and industry. The company is backed by several global giants including Bosch, KPMG and Microsoft.

Ros founded the globally-recognised Better Work program, a landmark joint program of the World Bank and the United Nations. She co-founded the Australian Food Agility Consortium and is an Adjunct Professor at the QUT Institute for Future Environments in Intellisensing. A passionate advocate for the role of technology in the sustainable governance of the planet, Ros is an accomplished speaker on AgTech, IoT, converting data to knowledge and the future of food. Contact us to invite Ros speak at your event.

Chris Mendes

Chief Technology Officer

Chris is an experienced CTO and enterprise architect specialising in the Internet of Things, big data and analytics. As CTO of SIRCA, Chris led the global delivery of Tick History Platform, a product used by 90% of the world’s largest banks which ingests and presents more than three million records per second. 

Chris develops and manages IoT programs. He is a startup mentor and angel investor,and a respected speaker on big data, AI and IoT.

Phil Wingate

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER & COMPANY SECRETARY

After starting his career in management accounting, Phil moved into finance roles in mining and exploration in Perth. He has held the position of Financial Controller, CFO and Company Secretary at ASX-listed small cap and emerging companies across the mining, biotech, industrial and technology industries. Phil has also worked in CFO advisory, managing finance for private startups and SMEs, with a particular focus on growth businesses.

Felicity Turner

Chief Customer Officer

With a diverse entrepreneurial background, Felicity thrives on creating transformative digital technologies and delivering a memorable customer experience. Responsible for Sales, Marketing, Support and Services at The Yield, Felicity works with top tier irrigated crop growers to ensure our products solve real on-farm challenges, are scalable, and meet global market demand.

Felicity leverages two decades of commercial experience to forge new partnerships for The Yield across the global supply chain. In 2018, she was elected as a director of PMA A-NZ.

Harry Debney

Board Chair

Harry has been the CEO of Costa Group since 2010, overseeing its successful IPO in July 2015. During this time Harry has worked to establish Costa as Australia’s leading horticultural business with a portfolio of five vertically integrated produce categories including mushrooms, berries, citrus, glasshouse tomatoes & avocados.

Under his leadership, Costa has been at the forefront of developing innovative agronomic practices, including protected cropping and substrate production techniques.

Ian Scutt

Board Member, Chief Executive - AgLink

Ian is the CEO of AgLink Australia Pty Ltd, a membership organisation made up of 14 leading independent agribusinesses serving farmers.

Prior to joining AgLink, Ian was the CEO of Serve-Ag Pty Ltd inTasmania, a leading agronomy company in horticulture.  During his 25 years at Serve-Ag, his roles included agronomy, business development and marketing. Ian served as a Director on the AgLink Board for seven years prior to joining the company in 2017.

He is a graduate member of the Australia Institute of Company Directors and is a Director of AgSafe.

Gavin Smith

Board Member, president - bosch australia

Gavin has been with Bosch since 1990, becoming the President with responsibility for the region Oceania in 2011.

He is also a Non Executive Director and Chair of a number of Bosch subsidiary and joint venture companies.

In addition, Gavin is the current Chair of the IoT Alliance Australia, and a Non Executive Director of Alkane Resources Ltd.


Paul O'Dwyer

Board Member - CEO, Investor & Entrepreneur

Paul O’Dwyer is an experienced CEO, investor, and entrepreneur who works with the founder/operators of Tech, IT and Skilled Service firms to help them progress successfully through the key stages of growth.

The Yield works with

Agtech Investor Bosch - logo
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