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Global AgriFutures – How can New Zealand respond to overseas trends?
Meet 2022 Nuffield scholar Lucie Douma, who shares key agritech insights following her international study tour exploring environmental and farming contexts.
This year, Lucie spent four months visiting farmers, growers and support organisations across Europe, North America and Australia.
Join us to hear Lucie’s key agritech insights including water challenges in North America, labour shortages, corporatising farm trends, food security, soil understanding and knowledge, plus the corn belt and the role of genetically modified organisms (GMO). She will also discuss the impact of production and growth trends for New Zealand and how we position ourselves on the global stage.
Lucie Douma leads a team at the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) examining disruptions to domestic food and fibre supply chains and the primary sector’s pandemic recovery.
Date: Wednesday 1 February, 2023
Time: 11.00 am
Event Type: Webinar
Cost: Free for Members and Non-Members
About the speaker:
Lucie Douma manages the Covid Recovery and Supply Chain team at the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
She is a 2022 Nuffield scholar and has had the opportunity to travel around Europe, North America, and Australia in a post Covid environment to meet with farmers, growers and support organisations to understand the environment and context in which they farm.
Lucie grew up on a dairy farm and understands the farming way of life. She has taken this knowledge and applied it to various aspects in her career from consulting with KPMG through to her public sector work at both MPI and previously at the Ministry for the Environment.
Lucie has a Masters of Science from the University of Oxford and was a top rower for her college.