AgriZeroNZ is a world-first partnership between agribusiness and the government, a catalyst and investment fund, with an ambition to reduce agricultural emissions by 30% by 2030.
Who we are
AgriZeroNZ is unique because of the breadth of its sector expertise and commercial focus. We’re focusing on investment in tools that will work on New Zealand’s pasture-based farms, we’re taking calculated risks and significantly scaling-up efforts made to date by Kiwi farmers.
Our role is to help take the pressure off Kiwi farmers by ensuring they have equitable access to affordable and effective tools and technology to cut their methane and nitrous oxide emissions, while maintaining efficiency, production and profitability.
How we're doing it
Deliver system-wide funding and unblock critical constraints for broader impact whilst creating an adequate pipeline of R&D and prioritised testing, ensuring enough solutions make it through the innovation cycle at pace.
Provide navigation and acceleration support for commercial ventures, investing both capital and capability, and fostering connections, to enable local and global ventures to be more successful in NZ.
Identify and assess emerging trends, develop global partnerships, and provide input into local research strategy and Government regulatory/policy.
Almost half of Aotearoa’s greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture, which makes up 75% of our goods exports. Since agriculture is the backbone of our economy, the importance of reducing emissions in agriculture cannot be understated. Our global customers are setting ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets, and if we can’t meet these targets, export revenue that has underpinned our living standards will be under threat.
Our ambition is to ensure all farmers in Aotearoa have equitable access to affordable, effective solutions to reduce biogenic methane and nitrous oxides emissions, with a goal of supporting a 30% reduction by 2030 and enabling development and adoption of solutions to drive towards ‘near zero’ by 2040.
Through this we will enhance the value and competitiveness of the agriculture industry in NZ on the global stage, while recognising the importance of intergenerational stewardship, kaitiakitanga, of the land.Contact
The Government is a 50% shareholder, in partnership with ANZCO Foods, Fonterra, Rabobank, Ravensdown, Silver Fern Farms and Synlait. Our shareholders are some of the largest players in NZ agribusiness and bring some real clout, with access to the vast majority of New Zealand’s farms.
We are part of the Centre for Climate Action on Agricultural Emissions alongside the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre.
Our guiding whakatauki
Together, with our ambition and advocacy for groundbreaking agritech, we will help New Zealand achieve its emissions targets and lead the worldwide advancement of near-zero pasture-based farming.
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Centre for Climate Action︱25 May 2023
Centre for Climate Action︱6 April May 2023
AgriZeroNZ is forging a path towards a future where innovation and environmental stewardship thrive hand in hand. Together, we can empower Kiwi farmers to lead the way in sustainable pasture-based farming and a brighter, more sustainable future for our land, our communities, and the generations to come.