Global Market Access

VIDEO: Unique NZ agritech robotic technology supports US asparagus growers address major labor challenge

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"
International

The New Zealand agritech delegation has returned from the US. What happens next?

On Friday morning, Jacqui and I were invited to a small ‘town hall’ event just outside Watsonville in Northern California. We joined 60+ local specialty crop growers listen to US Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue (pictured above) and Congressman Jimmy Panetta talk about the US Federal government’s support for the sector. Questions from the floor … Continue reading "The New Zealand agritech delegation has returned from the US. What happens next?"
Global Market Access

LIVE from Salinas, California: The New Zealand agritech delegation arrive to support US specialty crop growers address a major crisis

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"
Agritech New Zealand

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"