Project Details Ngā taipitopito
Increasing global interest and demand for alternative or plant-based protein has many implications for Aotearoa New Zealand. These may be positive, such as a potential decrease in emissions of GHGs and nutrient runoff, or the establishment of new markets for new products. They may also be negative, such as disruption to the economics of milk and meat products.
This research programme will develop scenarios for plausible future states associated with the impact of ‘new proteins’, and model the economic, land use, and environmental implications. The project methodology, enhanced by collaboration with existing projects overseas, contributes to the identification of best practices for the plant-based protein sector.
The research will include a comprehensive assessment of a potential Māori protein economy.
The goal of this research is for New Zealand to more effectively respond to the impacts and opportunities associated with the growth in demand and production of new proteins.