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Agribusiness plays a key role in improving New Zealand’s social, cultural and environmental wellbeing. Our Land and Water researchers work with a range of businesses in the food and fibre industries. If there are synergies between your work and our research, we’d love to hear from you

Our Land and Water research-backed resources

Our Land and Water aims to help primary sector businesses capture and share with producers more of the value consumers associate with our products.

Market development

To improve New Zealand’s primary sector production and productivity, while improving or maintaining our water quality, we need high-value, low-environmental-footprint opportunities – and we need to tell a great story in our overseas markets.

On-farm business development

Farmers and growers wanting to develop their business and lift profitability can access resources through their industry body and via the sources below.

  • RMPP has developed an online business planning tool called BizPlan which helps farmers identify their financial goals, production goals and environmental goals. This and many more programmes, resources, learning modules and tools can be found on the RMPP website.
  • DairyNZ has tools for business planning, financial management and managing employees that may be useful for farmers and growers in any sector .
  • The Agri-Women’s Development Trust runs several programmes to equip and support women to generate economic, social and environmental progress in the primary sector and rural communities.
  • Rabobank runs Executive Development and Farm Managers Programs.

Industry insights

Economic factors are a key factor driving land-use change. Here’s where you can access industry insights, facts and fresh thinking.

Next Generation Influencers

Next Generation Influencers is a leadership programme that exposes  influential, innovative future leaders to our research programmes, with an emphasis on key Our Land and Water research concepts. The programme also encourages Our Land and Water researchers to focus on implementation by interacting with and supporting those who will play important roles in realising the Challenge mission well beyond the Challenge research horizon. Read about our 2018-2019 Next Generation Influencers here.

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