30 September 2019
In August 2018, Agritech New Zealand signed a strategic partnership agreement with Western Growers, the largest producers of fresh produce in North America. A key focus of the agreement was on the #1 challenge facing many US growers of specialty crops. Labor. The lack of and the cost of. Several specialty crop sectors are under … Continue reading "VIDEO: Unique NZ agritech robotic technology supports US asparagus growers address major labor challenge"
29 August 2019
If China is on your horizon, then there is a fantastic opportunity to visit the country in November as part of an organised agritech study tour. The North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPE) (which runs out of the University of Auckland) is offering New Zealand companies a unique opportunity to gain insights into the … Continue reading "Is China on your horizon? Join this NZ Agriculture and AgriTech Business Study Tour in November"
25 June 2019
Today a large delegation of experienced New Zealand agri robotic and automation researchers and entrepreneurs arrived in Salinas, Northern California. We are here to meet Agritech New Zealand partner, Western Growers, the largest producers of fresh produce in North America. That’s 50%+ of all fresh vegetables, 50%+ of all fresh fruits, 50%+ of all organics. … Continue reading "LIVE from Salinas, California: The New Zealand agritech delegation arrive to support US specialty crop growers address a major crisis"
16 May 2019
At the end of next month, Agritech New Zealand & Callaghan Innovation are supporting a major kiwi agritech delegation attend the Forbes Live conference in Salinas, California. A core focus of the delegation, which reflects its make-up, is on how New Zealand robotic, automation & sensing technologies can assist US growers address their single most … Continue reading "Agritech New Zealand & Callaghan Innovation to lead major agritech delegation to the US next month"
17 January 2019
24 hours ago, the UK Parliament rejected Theresa May’s Brexit ‘deal’ with the European Union. A few hours later, I sat down with Laura Clarke, the British High CommissionertoNew Zealand and her team at the British Consulate in Auckland. The business of business goes on. Whatever the final outcome of the Brexit story, the need … Continue reading "Building a collaborative New Zealand agritech framework with the UK"
03 September 2018
On Friday, I signed a Partnership Agreement with Farm2050, a collective of major global venture firms and agribusinesses dedicated to supporting innovation in Agtech. New Zealand has become Farm2050’s first ‘Country Partner’. The Agreement was signed on the final day of this year’s Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program. I was joined at the signing by … Continue reading "NZ Agritech is officially recognised by globally connected venture capital"
30 August 2018
Salinas, California – Agritech New Zealand has forged a partnership with a major American company to speed up growth of agritech in New Zealand. The partnership with Western Growers will strengthen and accelerate the development of agritech markets in both countries, Agritech NZ executive director Peter Wren-Hilton said from Salinas, California, today. Hank Giclas, Western … Continue reading "US and NZ sign historic agritech agreement"
Agritech New Zealand signs MOU with Western Growers, the largest producers of fresh produce in North America.
30 August 2018
As the global demand for more food grows, we are well placed to provide the knowledge, the products and the services to help make that happen
05 August 2018