Agribusiness Agenda 2013, Volume 1 - State of the nation

Agribusiness Agenda 2013, Volume 1

In 2013 we distill the thoughts and ideas of our nation’s agribusiness leaders from a series of round tables across the country.

Ian Proudfoot

Global Head of Agribusiness, Partner - Audit

KPMG in New Zealand

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Agribusiness Agenda 2013 distills the thoughts and ideas of our nation's agribusiness leaders from a series of round tables across the country. 

In Volume 1 we tackle the big issues facing our primary sector:

  • Biosecurity – remains the top priority for industry leaders in 2013, particularly the concern around our preparedness for an incursion and the importation of PKE.
  • Markets – consumers are demanding far more of our safe, high-quality food products – our agribusinesses need to select the markets they have the best potential to win in, be they in China or elsewhere.
  • Community – understanding why we do primary sector production in New Zealand is critical to reaching policy settings which balance the needs of the wider community and our producers.
  • Water – progress made in leveraging the economic benefits of water, but more needs to be done in capturing water to increase productivity and manage the environmental impact.
  • Regulation – the sector is struggling to respond to inconsistent regional regulation, this is creating investment uncertainty and adding cost to primary sector.
  • People – we continue to struggle recruiting talented people to fill opportunities, we need to take a proactive role in educating people about career opportunities in the sector.
  • Meat sector – 2011/12 losses have intensified the discussion on the sector’s future – the time for collaboration is now.
  • Sustainability – our production systems must be robust and auditable, the question is how to ensure everyone does the ‘right thing’.

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