As we contemplate a further three weeks of total lockdown due to COVID-19, Agritech New Zealand has been focused on developing initiatives that will secure a resilient and strong agritech sector through very challenging times. We know right now that many agritech businesses are doing it tough. We stand by you 100%.
31 March 2020
It has been almost two years since Agritech New Zealand launched in May 2018. We are thrilled with what Agritech New Zealand has achieved since then.
27 March 2020
17 March 2020
Over the past few days, I’ve been working to re-schedule a number of Agritech New Zealand engagements in the light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Ten days ago, I received an email advising that this year’s World Agri-tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco had been cancelled. So today, rather than attending the Summit in SF, I’m … Continue reading "COVID-19. Its impacting on Agritech New Zealand scheduling"
Welcome to the first AgriTech New Zealand newsletter of 2020 and what a start to the year!
12 February 2020
29 October 2019
Yesterday, I posted a piece that talked about New Zealand agritech’s role in assisting New Zealand farmers create their own emissions pricing and testing regime. This comes off the back of the government’s announcement last week that New Zealand will be the first nation in the world to fully fold agriculture into an emissions pricing … Continue reading "Why New Zealand agritech can become a global leader"
28 October 2019
Last week, the Government announced plans to make New Zealand the first nation in the world to fully fold agriculture into an emissions pricing scheme, with a comprehensive price on greenhouse gases introduced by 2025. It will do this by accepting a proposal from leading farming organisations, including Dairy NZ and Beef & Lamb New Zealand, … Continue reading "New technology will support NZ farmers create their own emissions pricing and testing regime"
Beannachdan bho Irelad (Greetings from Ireland). In fact, greetings from the 2019 Irish Ploughing Championships in Carlow.
18 September 2019
18 June 2019
At Agritech Unleashed, it was great to hear the positive commitment from the Hon Damien O’Connor towards New Zealand’s agritech sector. It was a commitment that I heard repeated several times during National Fieldays from others including Prime Minister Jacinda Arden and Minister David Parker. Their vocal commitment to the sector is welcome. The next … Continue reading "All roads lead to Parliament on 2 July. Agritech to take centre stage"
16 June 2019
Last Thursday, at Agritech Unleashed, I had the pleasure to introduce the New Zealand Agritech Story. It was great to be able to finally share it in public. This major initiative has been a joint venture between Agritech New Zealand and New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE). Over the past six months, we have been … Continue reading "VIDEO: View the New Zealand Agritech Story Video (2.09 minutes)"