Major regenerative farming study starts
Ngāi Tahu and the Government have joined forces on a new project aiming to validate the science of regenerative farming, with a seven-year study comparing environmental impacts of side-by-side dairy farms.
Food and fibre must include youth in the decision making for our industry’s future
The challenges facing the food and fibre sector have presented an immense opportunity to attract and secure a diverse and inclusive workforce for the future, says Food and Fibre Youth Network chair Cheyenne Wilson.
Investment to drive strong wool exports
Wool Impact is a three-year collaboration between the Government and the sheep sector to grow wool export revenues by making it a compelling, affordable alternative to synthetics.
Potential gold mine in 'black diamonds'
Ohiwa Black Diamond, a Bay of Plenty truffles company, is sharing the secrets of the industry in a bid to get landowners growing this lucrative product on unproductive land across the country.
Mentoring boosts skills of trainees
To support trainees in becoming skilled agricultural machinery operators, Rural Contractors NZ and MPI have launched a programme to recognise contractors who excel in the HanzonJobs initiative.
Let's work together to take a large slice of the food and fibre pie for New Zealand
Our fruit and vegetable growing industry has set itself the goals of improving grower margins and doubling the farmgate value of production from $6 billion to $12bn by 2030, says HortNZ chief executive officer Nadine Tunley.
Smashing the glass ceiling on farms
On the back of long hours, hard work and studying, 3 Taupō women are proving their doubters wrong as they prepare for their first season as managers of Pāmu dairy farms just outside of Taupō.
Higher values from plantation forests
This $25.5m, 7-year programme led by Forest Growers Research will revolutionise silviculture via smart technology – bringing about higher skilled and high-wage jobs that support a low-emissions economy.
Seafood industry will help ensure economic prosperity for NZ
It generates $5.2 billion in total economic output, employs about 16,500 people, and maintains a strong and important connection with our coastal communities, says chief executive officer Jeremy Helson.