Agritech New Zealand

Engage with Agritech New Zealand

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.
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COVID-19. Its impacting on Agritech New Zealand scheduling

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"
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Why New Zealand agritech can become a global leader

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"
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New technology will support NZ farmers create their own emissions pricing and testing regime

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"
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All roads lead to Parliament on 2 July. Agritech to take centre stage

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"
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VIDEO: View the New Zealand Agritech Story Video (2.09 minutes)

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)"
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Joint Statement from Agritech New Zealand and PAANZ

TAURANGA; 11 JUNE 2019: New Zealand’s leading independent organisations promoting the adoption and development of agri-technology – Agritech New Zealand (https://agritechnz.org.nz) and the Precision Agriculture Association of New Zealand (https://precisionagriculture.org.nz/) are in discussions regarding a merger to form a single entity representing the entire agritech ecosystem in Aotearoa. Since 2012, the Precision Agriculture Association of … Continue reading "Joint Statement from Agritech New Zealand and PAANZ"