Media Releases

AgritechNZ keen to help scale up NZ food production

With the need to feed the world’s population of 9.8 billion people by 2050, AgritechNZ is looking at ways New Zealand can scale up its food production to meet the growing global demand.
NZ Agritech Sector

Government & industry are working together to build New Zealand’s agritech sector

This guest post has been written by David Downs, the New Zealand ‘All of Government’ agritech taskforce lead. Its clear why Agritech is part of New Zealand’s future, as well as our past and present. The first ever innovation in New Zealand related to agritech, with Māori settlers creating a mechanism to elongate the growing … Continue reading "Government & industry are working together to build New Zealand’s agritech sector"
NZ Agritech Sector

Agritech New Zealand & NZTE join forces to help craft the NZ agritech story

Today, Jacqui and I are attending the first of three one-day workshops, organised in conjunction with New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE), to help craft New Zealand’s agritech story. The photograph above was taken at the Waikato Innovation Park in Hamilton. Tomorrow, we head to the Factory in Palmerston North & on Thursday we visit … Continue reading "Agritech New Zealand & NZTE join forces to help craft the NZ agritech story"
NZ Agritech Sector

Can we please build some New Zealand agritech platforms?

Over the past few weeks, I have been speaking to many players in New Zealand’s emerging agritech sector. As Executive Director of Agritech New Zealand, it’s an important part of my job description. At the same time, I’ve also been speaking to a large number of New Zealand’s primary sector end users – farmers, orchardists … Continue reading "Can we please build some New Zealand agritech platforms?"
Agritech New Zealand

National Fieldays 2018 is over. What next then for NZ agritech?

Last week saw National Fieldays annual 4-day event take place at Mystery Creek in the Waikato. The largest agriculture show in the southern hemisphere, it’s expected that at least 120,000 visitors will have attended the site. We have uploaded images from this year’s Fieldays to our Facebook page. In years gone by, I would now … Continue reading "National Fieldays 2018 is over. What next then for NZ agritech?"