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AgritechNZ keen to help scale up NZ food production

With the need to feed the world’s population of 9.8 billion people by 2050, AgritechNZ is looking at ways New Zealand can scale up its food production to meet the growing global demand.
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NZ to take ownership of a new global agritech initiative

Tauranga – New Zealand is going to take ownership of a new global agritech initiative, AgritechNZ chief executive Peter Wren-Hilton says. Wren-Hilton has just returned from the US where he met a number of key AgritechNZ partners in Farm2050 which was set up to solve the global food challenge. ?By the year 2050, the global population will … Continue reading "NZ to take ownership of a new global agritech initiative"
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World first IoT farming tech trial in NZ

Auckland – A pioneering arable farming tech trial is expected to make a quantum leap to help boost New Zealand’s primary export revenue. New Zealand has a low understanding of how the internet of things (IoT) can assist with farm management and sustainability and adoption of precision agriculture techniques also remains low.
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World-first NZ tech changing the global agricultural landscape

New Zealand agritech companies are creating world-first technology to help feed the world and lead the way in their industry, AgritechNZ chief executive Peter Wren-Hilton says. Technology is making life easier, from eco-friendly cars to faster software and tech improvements are benefitting Kiwis in everyday life, he says. “The same goes for agritech innovation such … Continue reading "World-first NZ tech changing the global agricultural landscape"
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Closer Californian ties crucial for NZ tech growth

San Jose, California – Leading New Zealand tech expert Graeme Muller arrived back home from Silicon Valley today convinced New Zealand needs closer tech ties with Californian to help produce a thriving Kiwi economy. Muller, chief executive of NZTech, was part of a large New Zealand contingent which has been engaging with leading US agribusinesses and … Continue reading "Closer Californian ties crucial for NZ tech growth"
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Agritech destined to save New Zealand?

Silicon Valley – Agritech could be destined to save the New Zealand economy, leading New Zealand tech expert Graeme Muller says. The tremendous worldwide demand for food continues to soar with some estimating the market to be worth $US3 trillion and much of the growth coming from specialty and healthy foods, Muller, the NZTech chief executive, says.
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US and NZ sign historic agritech agreement

Salinas, California – Agritech New Zealand has forged a partnership with a major American company to speed up growth of agritech in New Zealand. The partnership with Western Growers will strengthen and accelerate the development of agritech markets in both countries, Agritech NZ executive director Peter Wren-Hilton said from Salinas, California, today.
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Major international agritech announcement expected for NZ

In less than a fortnight, more than 30 New Zealand agritech leaders will make history in Silicon Valley. They will be part of the international 2018 Silicon Valley agritech immersion programme and Conference, involving Silicon Valley Forum, Tauranga’s Wharf42, Agritech New Zealand, Callaghan Innovation, and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. Agritech New Zealand executive director … Continue reading "Major international agritech announcement expected for NZ"
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AI and IoT changing the face of NZ dairying

A fledgling New Zealand agritech company run by a rising Kiwi entrepreneur who has worked for Rocket Lab has raised $8 million, from Silicon Valley venture capital firm Data Collective, which is likely to result in massive changes to the nation’s burgeoning dairy industry.