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- The Global context
- The New Zealand Food and Fibre Sector
- Taiao – A uniquely New Zealand way of thinking and acting
- vision, ambition and goals for the primary industries
- Sustainable value:
- Optimising the productive potential of catchments, resilience and farming within safe environmental limits
- The link between Taiao and global consumers – leveraging what is right to deliver value
- Developing high value export businesses
- What do we have to be excellent at:
- Dealing with the hard stuff: Water and Carbon
- Regional approaches to optimising land use and supporting our businesses to grow
- Aligning capability
- Analysing the threats and business risks in the current global trading environment:
- Brexit and the EU
- Trump and global trade wars
- The future of the WTO
- What is NZ’s place in the developing global food system?
- Exploring the increasing importance of food security in ongoing agricultural trade agreements
- Assessing the current trade and export situation with China
- Understanding the growing opportunities in India and Africa
- Recognising that “global consumers that care” are driving changes in land use around the world
- What are the mega-trends and changing demographics that are driving global consumers?
- Understanding the demands of the global discerning customer and developing products that meet their needs
- What do these consumers care about?
- What are the attributes of the food that they want?
- What can we grow sustainably that matches that?
- What food products can we create?
- Positioning the NZ primary industries and leveraging this opportunity to market our products to the world
- Adapting to new markets - Shifting from supplying bulk commodities to creating high value niche products for specific markets
- Maximising the opportunity to leverage sustainability as a competitive edge and brand value for New Zealand exports
- How can we make the most of our New Zealandness in everything we do?
- Understanding that it’s not what we grow but how we grow it and the story behind it
- Using farm data to tell an authentic and evidence-based provenance story
- How can we effectively target the 50% of new consumers that will come from developing markets?
- Exploring developing consumer demographics and potential demand for NZ products in:
Andre Gargiulo, Chief Customer Officer, Sanford
Dr Roger Harker, Principal Scientist; Science Group Leader - Consumer & Product Insights, The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited
Patrick Materman, Global Winemaker, Pernod Ricard Winemakers
Rhys Griffiths, Market Manager – Asia, Deer Industry NZ
Scottie Chapman, CEO, Spring Sheep
Nadine Tunley, Chief Executive Officer, Oha Honey Limited Partnership
- Understanding the reasons why the New Zealand primary industries represent a valuable opportunity to offshore investors
- Westland Milk and Yili - Creating a dairy bridge crossing the Pacific Ocean
- Investing in the future health of New Zealand dairy farming
- Market delivery models – is the co-op still a legitimate model for the future?
Toni Brendish, Chief Executive Officer, Westland Dairy Company Ltd
Richard Hickson, General Manager, Oceania Dairy Ltd
- Investing in adaptation – where can producers access the funding they need to make the changes they need to make?
- Investigating strategies to add liquidity back into the farming system
- What does non-bank lending for the primary sector look like?
- Achieving democratization of investment and capital for the primary sector
- Does the Fintech sector have anything to offer agribusiness?
- Analysing the global capital investors currently driving radical transformation in food and agriculture systems
- Exploring the opportunities for new direct to consumer and subscription business models to allow farmers to access revenue in new ways
Glen Herud, Chief Executive, Happy Cow Milk Company
- What is the scale of the opportunity available to NZ Agritech – analysing the megatrends in global Agritech
- Why are we not performing as well as similar nations?
- Developing and implementing an evidence-based action plan to overcome the obstacles and constraints we face
- Working to develop a viable Agritech ecosystem in New Zealand
In election year, we assemble representatives of all the key political parties. Providing them with a platform to share their visions for the primary industries, but most of all, giving delegates a chance to ask them what they would do to make a difference.
- Exploring the complex relationships between human action, animal digestion, food production, and atmospheric chemistry to get to the truth to about the scale of livestock farming’s contribution to greenhouse emissions
- Analysing the science behind methane emissions
- Moving the dialogue beyond methane and livestock – what are the areas of C02 emissions that agriculture needs to tackle
- Will consuming less meat and dairy products help stop climate change?
- How should New Zealand primary industries respond to tackle it emissions?
- Milestones towards the implementation of farm-level pricing of climate change emissions for the agriculture sector by 2025 – how to understand your emissions at the farm level
- Creating collaborations between industry, science and technology to develop solutions to primary sector emissions
- Reviewing the emissions profiles of the various segments of the primary industries – are there transferable solutions
- Developing the skills and assessing potential technologies to measure and manage their on-farm emissions
- Can we realistically anticipate a technological silver bullet to tackle methane emissions?
- Assessing the real value of offsetting and carbon sequestration through forestry
- Quantifying New Zealand’s soil carbon stocks
- Developing the capability to map methane emissions via satellite
- Exploring the renewable energy and battery technologies that will enable to the sector to reduce emissions
- Using tools for environmental planning and emissions adaptation and to provide the transparency and evidence of on farm practice required to leverage sustainability as a competitive advantage in export markets
- Assessing the potential for genetic technologies create a viable solution to tackle methane production in ruminants
Dr Paul Mudge, Acting Portfolio Leader, Climate Change & Adaptation and Mitigation, Landcare Research
Caroline Read, Chief Executive, Overseer Limited
Rachel Depree, Head of Sustainability, Zespri International Limited
- Examining the reasons for the growth in consumer interest in alternative proteins – what are the megatrends driving growth?
- Exploring the spectrum of alternative protein products becoming available:
- Plant based meats
- Plant based milks
- Lab grown meat and milks
- Cellular meats
- Is this just a fad - how will the alternative protein market develop over the next 10 years?
- What are the implications for livestock producers and others in the NZ primary industries – is this a threat or an opportunity?
- The role of science in today’s food products - the case for health and nutrition
Dr Jocelyn Eason, GM Science Food Innovation, The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research
Shama Sukul Lee, Founder & CEO, Sunfed Foods
- Designing modern regenerative production systems fit for a better world
- Outlining the five core principles of regenerative agriculture
- How applicable is regenerative agriculture in a NZ context?
- Identifying actionable first steps on the regenerative journey
- Utilising holistic management and planned grazing to increase carbon sequestration in soil
- Creating a channel to earn price premiums for regeneratively farmed produce – is there a role for NZ to lead in the development of standards and certifications
- Strategies for improving the bio-diversity on NZ farms
Dr Christine Jones, Internationally Renowned Soil Scientist and Ecologist (Australia)
- Recognising the potential of CRISPR-Cas9 to allow for precision editing of the genome and the value this might provide to the primary industries
- Analysing the potential adaptation opportunities from gene editing technologies:
- Biosecurity adaptations
- Climate adaptations
- Emissions adaptations
- Predator and invasive species eradication
- Is New Zealand's regulatory framework still fit for purpose and or is it time to re-asses the future use of GE in New Zealand?
- Understanding indigenous perspectives on genetic technologies
- How does GE align with the values of the “consumers that care” who will form a key part of our future market – is it compatible with the brand values we wish to establish?
- What does social license to operate really mean and why is it so important?
- Recognising that now is the time for action and delivering investment in the adaptations that will allow us to retain the support of the consumers we serve
- Understanding the role of sector leaders in telling a powerful story which demonstrates how New Zealand producers are Kaitiaki and stewards of the land they farm
- What is the truth around how people view farming – reconciling contradictory evidence around perceptions of agriculture
- Bridging the divides - farmers vs government, rural vs urban, farmers vs farmers
- Delivering authentic leadership through change and transition
- Building the resilience you and your organisation need to cope with constant change and adapt to changing situations
- Remaining clear and consistent in times of crisis