As an agricultural nation, New Zealand’s history in production farming traces back to when the early European settlers arrived on our shores in the late 1840s.
The presentation was made by Professor Guna Magesan, a New Zealander currently in Fiji, at the second World Hindu Economic Conference on August 10-11, 2013 at Bangkok, Thailand. The theme of the conference was "Strengthening Economy, Shaping Future".
Biological farming is a mix of conventional and organic farming practices involving careful crop and soil monitoring to ensure optimum yields, nutritional density and humus production.
More than 500 industrialists, traders, bankers, technocrats, economists, investors, businessmen and academicians from more than 20 countries participated in the conference. The main aim was to share their knowledge, experience and expertise on business opportunities and creation of wealth.
Following his successful presentation on biological farming, Magesan was approached by a number of investors, business people and landowners from Fiji, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Mauritius, and other African countries to set up large scale biological farming in their respective countries.
Vinod Kumar, a business delegate from New Zealand, says he was very impressed with Magesan's outstanding presentation on Biological Farming. "We need to utilise his services and expertise here in New Zealand," he says.
World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF) is an initiative to create and synergise positive and mutually beneficial networking opportunities to facilitate the re-emergence of the wealth and economic prowess globally.
While discussing about his presentation, Magesan says he never knew that there was so much interest among the business community about biological farming.
"It is a welcome change. I hope more landowners from the Pacific region would also follow this trend," he says.
Magesan says his aim is to connect the investors and the landowners, who have common interest in biological farming, to come together and progress so that it is a win-win situation for both parties. It will also help the environment and the economy of the country.
He also says such connections might help in building business partnerships and collaborations.