Statement of corporate intent

Agriculture, and the food, textiles and other products that arise from it, is the backbone of the New Zealand economy – generating more than $23 billion in export earnings, directly employing around 128,000 people and providing images that convey “New Zealand” to so many of our international visitors. AgResearch is the research institute charged with engaging with the pastoral, agri-food and agri-technology sectors and related food and textile industry stakeholders to bring about a step-change in performance and  competitiveness.

Our Statement of Corporate Intent (SCI) shows how we will work with our stakeholders to create tangible and valuable benefits. It details what we will do, how we will do it and how our contribution will be measured, providing confidence that our institute is making a real difference to the economic, environmental and social well-being of our country, and its most  important export sector.