Latest Projects

A collection of our projects.

New Zealand Peru Dairy Support Project

The New Zealand Peru Dairy Support Project is a joint New Zealand / Peruvian Government development initiative, with funding from the New Zealand Aid Programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and, the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation of Peru (MINAGRI). The AgriBusiness Group managed the Design of this Project in 2015 and commenced implementation in October 2016.

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Sustainable nutrient management for kiwifruit

Context Declining freshwater quality and availability are major concerns globally, nationally and locally. To address this in New Zealand, regional councils must implement freshwater management plans by 2025, and they will be directed under the National Objectives Framework (NOF) of the National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management (NPS-FM). Currently, stakeholder community groups (SCGs) in each […]

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Indonesia Dairy Excellence Activity

The Indonesia Dairy Excellence Activity (IDEA) is funded and initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade through the New Zealand Aid Programme. The AgriBusiness Group was involved in the design activity in 2014 and procured management of Phase One in May 2016.

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MGI Irrigation Scheme Farm Environment Plans and Auditing

The Morven Glenavy Ikawai Irrigation Scheme (MGI) supplies water for irrigation to 24,000 ha of land on the north bank of the Waitaki River. Environmental responsibility is a fundamental part of MGI’s business. The AgriBusiness Group is the co-developer of the “Environmental Farm Plan for Irrigated Land Use” template and co-facilitator of its subsequent implementation by all scheme farmers, to help deliver good on farm irrigation practice and efficiency and achieve high standards of environmental management.

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Australia dairy farming fertiliser response trial

Ravensdown Fertiliser Co-operative Ltd NZ developed a liquid application product for grass pastures to minimise soil nitrogen loss, with corresponding dry matter responses. The client wanted to see if the same pasture production performance responses occurred on irrigated dairy farms in Victoria, Australia, as had been achieved on NZ dairy pastures systems.

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Potential for Diversification of Rural Production in Canterbury

Context Project carried out for the Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC): this project incorporated elements of strategic analysis and agribusiness development. Description of Project This project investigated the feasibility of options for diversification of rural land use in the Canterbury Region. It was designed to answer the flowing questions: Is it likely that there is a […]

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Resource Efficient Accredited Dairy (READY)

Scoping of business and delivery models carried out for DairyNZ and Fonterra. Context The goal for this project was to provide the information so that an informed decision could be made on the selection of the most appropriate strategy for the dairy industry to be able to respond the drivers for industry-wide environmental outcomes. Description of the […]

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The New Zealand Sustainability Dashboard

In partnership with the country’s agricultural industry sectors, the New Zealand Sustainability Dashboard project will build online user-friendly tools for sustainability assessment and reporting.

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Evaluating Intensification Trajectories in the Context of Climate Change

This project is funded by the Ministry for Primary Industry (MPI) through there SLMACC research programme which aims to help agriculture and forestry sectors address the challenges arising from climate change.

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Trojan Female Technique

The Trojan Female Technique (TFT) is a new technology platform being developed for the control of exotic animal and invertebrate pests by causing reductions in pest reproduction.

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