Regenerative Agriculture: Global Market Potential

In February 2020 Bragato Research Institute and New Zealand Winegrowers collaborated with Beef + Lamb New Zealand to explore the global market potential for regeneratively produced red meat and wine products from Aotearoa.

Marama Labs co-founders Dr Matthias Meyer and Dr Brendan Darby.

A deep tech startup using ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy technology to give wineries unique chemical insights has received $1.25 million in new funding to enter its next growth phase.

Senior research officer at Massey's School of Agriculture and Environmental Lucy Burkitt.

Demand for expertise in sustainable nutrient management, environmental planning and improved freshwater outcomes has seen Massey University's range of agricultural short courses pass the 4300-enrolment mark.

Last summer, the Surfing for Farmers programme saw a total of 2864 farmer surfs across 16 regions around NZ.

Surfing for Farmers - a surf therapy initiative that aims to help improve mental health and wellbeing in New Zealand rural communities - will be back around beaches all over NZ this summer.

National's Chris Luxon says his party will repeal the reforms when back in government.

National's local government spokesman Christopher Luxon is accusing Nanaia Mahuta of 'paying lip service' about listening to councils' concerns about her three waters reforms.

Westland Milk Products chief executive Richard Wyeth.

The next three months will be critical for the primary sector as it tries to get product to key markets in the midst of a logistical crisis.

Tanya Houghton took over the role with the rural supplier last month.

Farmlands' new chief executive says that agriculture is the “heartbeat of New Zealand”.

Silver Fern Farms chief executive Simon Limmer.

Silver Fern Farms' (SFF) chief executive Simon Limmer says NZ risks missing out on export business opportunities because it remains quite isolated from the rest of the world.

China market expert Jane Li.

A new era of growth is unfolding in New Zealand’s biggest market and we are in the box seat to cash in, according to China market expert Jane Li.

OCD chief executive Steve Koekemoer.

The country's second largest milk processor is lifting two of its forecast milk price settlements on the back of rising whole milk powder prices.

B+LNZ chief executive Sam McIvor.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) have signed a funding agreement with the Growing Future Farmers (GFF) Essential Farm Skills Programme, helping attract and train more young people in the red meat sector.

Awatere Valley vineyards are proving a happy habitat for an endemic species, with the 'wine wētā’ burrowing amid the rows, dangling off the wires and dining on fresh buds and sap, while also devouring pest insects in the vines.

An increase in the number of resident visas granted to health workers may not be enough to fill the gap in the rural sector.

With all sectors of agriculture and horticulture screaming out for staff, tertiary establishments are reporting higher levels of interest, suggesting this career pathway is making strides in our secondary schools.

Cancelling the New Zealand Agricultural (Canterbury A&P) Show for the second consecutive year because of Covid is devastating to many people. Immediate past president and committee member Chris Herbert says it is the country's largest A&P show and a traditional highlight of the Canterbury calendar. Around 100,000 people normally attend the show.

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