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September 2023

The Rere ki uta rere ki tai research project is making great strides in investigating how farmers can work alongside science practitioners to unlock methods to revitalise Aotearoa's soil health, says AgriSea's chief executive officer Clare Bradley.

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July 2023

Fit for a Better World's vision is more relevant than ever as the food and fibre sector continues to make strides to execute its plans for transformation and drives towards a more productive, sustainable and inclusive future, says MPI's Chief Transformation Officer Jenny Cameron.

May 2023

As our world continues to change, farmers can meet their obligations to respect the whenua they operate on through continued engagement and committing to innovations such as regenerative farming, says former Ngāi Tahu Holdings chief executive Craig Ellison. 
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April 2023

Our rural communities need our full support in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle. The Ministry for Primary Industries is backing our farmers and growers on their road to recovery, says MPI Director-General Ray Smith.

December 2022

Sustainability is no longer a nice-to-have. It was essential for Synlait to take part in the Centre for Climate Action on Agricultural Emissions, says CEO Grant Watson.

November 2022

There's no single solution for reducing farm methane emissions but there are many tools that could help, says B+LNZ’s general manager farming excellence Dan Brier.

October 2022

Aotearoa is on track to seize a larger and more lucrative share of the global premium pet foods market, says NZ Petfood Manufacturers Association's Richard Brake.

September 2022

The Forest and Wood Industry Transformation Plan from Te Uru Rākau could enable a radical shift towards more value-adding opportunities for Aotearoa's foresters, says NZ Forest Owners Association CEO David Rhodes.

August 2022

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.

July 2022

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.

May 2022

The seafood industry will help ensure economic prosperity for New Zealand, says chief executive officer Jeremy Helson.

April 2022

Ash-Leigh Campbell share-milks her own 900-cow farm while also working at agritech company Halter. She is a champion for innovation and progress that align smartly with the core goals of the FFBW roadmap.

March 2022

This month we hear from Karin Kos, Chief Executive Apiculture New Zealand, on how they are focusing on building a sustainable future for the honey and bee industry.

December 2021

In this issue we hear from Philip Gregan, Chief Executive Officer at New Zealand Winegrowers, on the importance of collaboration.

October 2021

Simon Limmer, Chief Executive Officer at Silver Fern Farms, explores how the FFBW roadmap aligns with several initiatives underway at Silver Fern Farms.

September 2021

This newsletter is the first in a regular series that will keep you up to date on the Fit For a Better World work taking place across New Zealand.