AgResearch's purpose is very simple - to enhance the value, productivity and profitability of Aotearoa New Zealand’s pastoral, agri-food and agri-technology sectors.
We aim to contribute to the economic growth of the country and help achieve positive environmental and social outcomes.
We do this by utilising our diverse science capability - from farm systems to climate change mitigation and adaptation, to pest control and high value foods.
We encourage you to read more about AgResearch and engage with us.About AgResearch
Food and Bioproducts
The science behind added value foods as well as ingredients and bio-alternatives that fully maximise the use and profitability of agricultur
Plants and Animals
Science to support fit-for-purpose plants and animals, insuring profitability, sustainability, and wellbeing.
Science that increases the resilience of food producing systems under a changing climate.
Sustainable Farming Systems
Science to improve the performance of agricultural systems in response to changing environmental, cultural, societal, and economic demands.
Mātauranga Māori and science woven together for te taiao and Māori communities to thrive.
Science that helps the world transition to new, more efficient, productive and safer agri-food systems.
Big developments in food fermentation
Sheep milk: Science supporting industry growth
Sensory and consumer perception
Better microbes, better calves
AgResearch is providing a better understanding of the complexities of the digestive tract of ruminants.
5 Min Read
Sensing the future of dairy farming
Within our SSIF-funded, New Zealand Bioeconomy in a Digital Age (NZBIDA) programme we are researching the future of dairy farming.
3 Min Read
Invasive beetle crisis in Solomon Islands
AgResearch scientists were part of an NZ MFAT funded project to assist the Solomon Islanders to find a solution to an invasive beetle.
5 Min Read
Pasture-fed livestock production and products: Science behind the narrative
The aim of this paper is to evaluate the science evidence behind "grass-fed" livestock production.
Growing Tagasaste in New Zealand
This handbook has been produced for farmers and others who grow, or want to grow and learn about tagasaste.