Our Organisation

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AgResearch partners with the pastoral sector to identify and deliver the innovation that is needed to create value for New Zealand. We are a vibrant organisation with staff spread across four campuses and farms in the Waikato, Manawatu, Canterbury and Otago.

Agriculture is one of New Zealand’s largest export income earners, and AgResearch plays a key role in delivering new knowledge and technologies which underpin the pastoral, agri-food and agri-technology value chains. We do this by working closely with sector partners.  
We are the lead CRI in the following areas:

  • Pasture-based animal production systems
  • New pasture plant varieties
  • Agriculture-derived greenhouse gas mitigation and pastoral climate change adaption
  • Agri-food and bio-based products and agri-technologies
  • Integrated social and biophysical research to support pastoral, agri-food and agri-technology sector development.

We work with other research providers and end-users to contribute to the development of the following areas:

  • Biosecurity, land, soil and freshwater management
  • Climate change adaption and mitigation
  • Food and beverage sector (including foods for human nutrition and health, food technologies and food safety).

Learn more about our work by clicking here

Our strategy and performance is outlined in the documents below: 


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