Extracting valuable nutraceuticals from NZ production
The global pandemic has created a storm of interest in immune and medical nutrition. Nutraceuticals, which are food or parts of food that provide health benefits, are experiencing huge growth. Tune in to hear examples of where value is being extracted from our New Zealand horticulture, dairy and honey industries, and the innovation efforts being put into identifying future opportunities.
What are our challenges with Food Equity?
Covid has both highlighted and created a growing problem in NZ around food. We have those who have and those who through change of circumstance now do not.
This panel brings together champions who are making it their mission to find short term and long term solutions towards ensuring food equity.
Leadership in a fragmented environment
Leadership is the most talked about and least understood topic. One school of thought is that our personalities dictate much of our leadership success. We bring together a panel of leaders to share some of what they know about leadership and how their lessons can support us in running our farms, communities and industries.
Diversifying our land use
Changes to New Zealand's environmental policy settings are causing farmers and agribusiness to consider how our land may need to be diversified to meet the new requirements. Who's doing this already? How is farm profitability affected? And how does New Zealand transition in a just and fair way?
Global Food Production: NZ’s Opportunity
Ten billion people on the horizon and only one planet. The goal of this session is to tease out a future for New Zealand. On one hand we know that farmers are feeling they can't produce food under the increasing regulations. On the other we hear environmentalists saying that NZ has to move to plant-based agriculture to save the planet. Through regenerative and synthetics into the mix and confusion abounds.
A Connected Agriculture Value Chain: Traceability from Origin to Destination
Data, data everywhere but not a drop to drink! Sensor readings, aerial imagery, farm footage, audio recordings; data everywhere is being captured continuously when food is produced, manipulated, processed, distributed and consumed – every step of the way is measured from paddock to plate. In this session, hear how innovators are using data in agriculture to see patterns, spot opportunities, diagnose problems before they arise, and provide transparency on the agricultural supply chain.
Our opportunities with regenerative farming
Everyone around the globe is talking about regenerative agriculture: Gen-Z's, entrepreneurs, farmers, agri-business giants and environmental activists. Advocates believe that the soil holds the answer. While the jury is still out on what 'regenerative agriculture' actually means, our panellists will discuss how New Zealand's pasture-based farming systems can use this trend to our advantage.
What are our options: Climate adaption and Water Quality
Farmers and growers are facing a tsunami of unprecedented compliance change. The laudable environmental sustainability objectives behind the tsunami are the outcomes that many farmers and growers are already striving for.
- What becomes true is that ‘the road to hell is paved with good intentions’. This session will explore the road our country is on, covering:
- What a split gas approach really means to rural New Zealand
Farm planning - taking a longer term view and does that really mean reducing production
- Water capture and storage – water for survival. How can we ensure there is enough water for everyone?
- New technologies. Are they our salvation?
- Investment in new varieties of grasses and plants and new technologies. Are we doing enough?
- Domestic food supply and the resilience of the New Zealand food system.
In conclusion, is what farmers and growers are being asked to achieve, attainable; and despite that, will it make the difference that is required?
Creating aspirational futures in the food and fibre sector
Emerging leaders from across the food and fibre sector explore how organisations in the industry can attract and retain young people into the sector by creating careers that connect with the opportunities arising from the transformation that the industry is facing.