By 2050, global agricultural production will need to increase by 70 percent to feed a population that will grow from seven billion to nine billion.
New Zealand is emerging as a leading provider of agricultural technology solutions, including for countries that increasingly need to feed growing populations, and we are actively looking for opportunities to share our expertise.
New Zealand’s geographic and isolated location has seen farmers maximise production by converting grass and other forages to dairy and meat through efficient and productive pasture management.
Over a century of excellence in food production and agriculture has provided the base for New Zealand’s highly competitive and efficient primary production systems. New Zealand’s expertise in pasture-based production has made it the world leader in efficient and low cost conversion of pasture to protein, and the systems that surround it — from food safety to processing and logistics.
New Zealand’s pastoral farming system enjoys significantly lower capital and operating costs than other farm systems, and there are considerable opportunities to modify and adapt this to other climates and geographic locations. New Zealand farming systems and agri-business has been adapted in a range of countries including Brazil, China and Saudi Arabia.
New Zealand agri-business solutions, from herd improvement, software, pasture mapping and management, to farm automation equipment, can be easily integrated on-farm to maximise increases in productivity and profitability - a key focus for New Zealand farmers, and a discipline that can be adopted internationally. Recent services provided to international customers have included veterinary training, meat-processing regulation, the development of an innovative measurement tool for sap flow in trees, and introducing genetics into an animal-management system.