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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 founded The Yield in 2014. Here she transforms agricultural practices through scalable digital technology, data and insights to solve real challenges for growers, and throughout the food chain. She is an experienced entrepreneur and executive in the field of technology – particularly machine learning and user-centric design. Ros is committed to creating public good through the innovative use of technology, which is reflected throughout her diverse career. Contact us to invite Ros speak at your event.

Chris Mendes

Chief Technology Officer

Chris Mendes is Chief Technology Officer at Australian agtech company, The Yield Technology Solutions. Here he transforms agricultural practices through scalable digital technology, data and insights to solve real challenges for growers, and throughout the food chain. Chris develops and manages IoT programs. He is a startup mentor and angel investor, and a respected speaker on big data, AI and IoT.

Patrick Maguire

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary, Board Member

Patrick is an experienced Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary with a global career gained with both public and private businesses leading all aspects of the finance function as well as strategy development and risk management to deliver business growth.

Tim Ebbeck

Board Chair

Tim Ebbeck has over 30 years of board, executive, and advisory experience across a breadth of industries including technology, AI, blockchain, media, sport, consulting, energy, and finance.


Darren Clarke

Chief Operations Officer

Darren is an experienced, results-driven operations and transformation executive. Previously the Vice President of delivery and operations at Optus where he led the annual hardware and software development program and its national supply chain.

Prior to Optus, Darren was group head of transformation at Qantas. Darren has also held a senior position within NAB AgriBanking. 

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.

Nolan Paul

Board Member

Nolan is the lead Partner of Yamaha Motor Ventures (YMV) for AgriTech based in Silicon Valley. He previously was Head of R&D Strategy and Emerging Technology for Driscoll’s.

The Yield works with

Agtech Investor Bosch - logo
Agtech Partner Microsoft - Logo
Agtech Partner Intel - logo

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The Yield would like to thank its investors Bosch, KPMG and AgFunder for their ongoing support and expertise.

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