How are PGP govt-funded programmes adding value to the primary sector?

02/09/2017

The New Zealand government and industry have now committed $759 million over time into industry-led programmes that provides the opportunity for the primary industries to carry out ambitious, and often risky, innovation programmes that will deliver significant long-term growth. The investment and risk would be too high for an organisation to bear on its own.

The Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) enables partnerships between MPI and New Zealand’s food, beverage, fibre and other industries with the aim to grow New Zealand’s economy through boosting value, productivity, profitability and sustainability across our primary industries - potentially $6.4 billion to New Zealand’s GDP by 2025.

The Rural Exchange team want to know from Justine Gilliland, the Director of Investment for MPI about the reviews of the programmes, how they are going and the expectations of the findings of these programmes to share their findings with the wider sector.

This is the first of a 16-part series ‘The Future of Food & Fibre’ where we discuss an added value initiative and the learning’s and progress of these programmes.

For More information on the New Zealand Governments Primary Growth Partnership Programme click here.