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Greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation

The New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC)

Dr Harry Clark and Prime Minister John Key at the NZAGRC opening in April 2010

L to R: Dr Harry Clark and Prime Minister John Key at the NZAGRC opening in April 2010

The Centre has been established as an authoritative source of information on the science of agricultural GHG mitigation. Its Mission is “to provide knowledge, technologies and practices which grow agriculture’s ability to create wealth for New Zealand in a carbon constrained world.”

The Centre is 100% Government funded, made available through the Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) in the 2009 New Zealand Government Budget. About $48.5 million will be invested in the Centre by the PGP over ten years.

The Centre is a collaboration of eight leading New Zealand research providers and the Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium (PGgRc).

  • AgResearch (the host of the NZAGRC)
  • DairyNZ
  • Landcare Research
  • Lincoln University
  • Massey University
  • National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd
  • Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium
  • The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Ltd
  • New Zealand Forest Research Institute Limited, trading as Scion

Research is focused on agricultural greenhouse gas mitigation.The NZAGRC also provides administrative support to the New Zealand based Secretariat of the Global Research Alliance, and manages the Livestock Emissions Abatement Research Network (LEARN).

For more information, visit the NZAGRC website.


 Key information

  • The NZAGRC is hosted by AgResearch's Grasslands campus
  • It has membership of eight research providers and the PGgRc
  • Research is focused on agricultural greenhouse gas mitigation

 Related links

NZAGRC website


Dr Harry Clark
NZAGRC Director
Phone: +64 6 351 8334
Fax: +64 351 8333
Email Harry