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Scientific research the key to balancing productivity and environmental values — Tom Richardson

Tessa Evans posted in on April 24th, 2017.

We can have a profitable agricultural sector and protect the environment, writes AgResearch chief executive Tom Richardson, we just need to use science.  An excerpt (read in full): As the head of a science organisation which is focused on solving that conundrum I see our role in this being clear, and critically important. Science needs to lead the […]



TVNZ/Newstalk ZB: Wake up call for agriculture sector

Peter Griffin posted in on April 19th, 2010.

KPMG is warning that New Zealand’s agriculture industry could be outcompeted  within the next five years, as other large producers gear up their intensive farming capabilities. It is recommending heavy investment in science, technology and infrastructure if New Zealand is to stay competitive. An excerpt: (read in full here) “KPMG believes the sector has only […]



Business Day: Big-scale rivals put heat on NZ farmers

Peter Griffin posted in on April 19th, 2010.

Jon Morgan writes in Business Day that New Zealand’s agriculture industry has only a few years before large-scale intensive farming elsewhere in the world is able to outcompete our offering. Heavy investment is science, technology and infrastructure will be necessary to avoid this happening, as will improved water resource management. An excerpt: (read in full […]



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