This programme examines the drivers of rural community resilience and provides research which aims to support the enhancement of this resilience. Resilient Rural Communities is a multi-disciplinary programme, supported by AgResearch funding and linked to the Our Land and Water National Science Challenge.
AgResearch played a key role in saving New Zealand up to $133 million a year in control costs, with a world first eradication of the invasive Great White Butterfly.
AgResearch scientists discovered a gene which means more lambs with little extra effort for farmers.
AgResearch has shown sheep milk has real benefits for gut health. Studies like this help grow New Zealand industries.
AgResearch scientists helped develop The Wool Runner, "the world's most comfortable shoe".
AgResearch's decade-long research into neonatal lamb deaths identified key genetic, maternal and environmental factors affecting lamb survival – all of which has changed farm practices and improved survival rates.
AgResearch has contributed $5m to the establishment of the world-class Southern Dairy Hub, which provides quality science to support the future of dairy farming in Southland and South Otago.