Our Organisation

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Agriculture is one of New Zealand’s largest export income earners, and AgResearch plays a key role in delivering new knowledge and technologies to support the sector. Our two focus areas of research are in creating smart, sustainable farming systems, and the most sought-after food and bio-products. These are intrinsically linked – without the right systems we cannot help create quality agri-based products, and we know that the consumer also wants to be sure that their choice of product comes without an environmental cost.

Our Research

Our Science Plan reflects a ‘whole of value chain’ approach, acknowledging the complexity of the challenges and opportunities in a changing world.

Our science works towards our strategic goals, driving prosperity by transforming agriculture through:

• Prosperous land-based enterprises
• Protected, enhanced and sustained natural resources
• Added-value foods and bio-based products that meet consumer needs

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Our Strategy

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Our Purpose & Values

Click here to learn more about AgResearch's purpose and values, including our Statement of Core Purpose.

Document releases

From time to time, AgResearch proactively releases material about its operations, decision, and Official Information Act (OIA) responses. Documents can be found by clicking the links below.

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