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Agritech New Zealand

Agritech New Zealand connects innovators, investors, regulators, researchers and interested public. It promotes opportunities and challenges raised by agritech, and advances New Zealand's agri ecosystem through advocacy, collaboration, innovation, talent and economic growth through international connections and missions.

As a member and sponsor of Agritech New Zealand, KPMG is proud to have a key role in the ecosystem of this organisation which pulls together strands of agri-tech in New Zealand.

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Agri-Women's Development Trust

The Agri-Women's Development Trust's (AWDT) purpose is to equip and support women to generate economic, social and environmental progress in the primary sector and rural communities.

Through our sponsorship of AWDT, we're supporting women gain the skills and support to transform farming businesses, industry organisations, Māori agribusiness and communities.

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The Aotearoa Circle - National Food Strategy

KPMG is proud to be working alongside The Aotearoa Circle on their National Food Strategy project, which aims to create a productive, sustainable, inclusive and resilient food system for all New Zealanders.

New Zealand’s need for a holistic National Food Strategy was highlighted by leaders at The Fenwick Forum in June. The Covid-19 pandemic and the impacts of climate change are being felt and this is demonstrating the need to strengthen the resilience of our food system.

Phase I of The Aotearoa Circle’s National Food Strategy project will be supported by Leadership and Advisory Groups to bring together the evidence and research necessary, mobilise the key stakeholders who will drive strategy development, and establish an inclusive platform for that process. Following this, Phase II will draft a National Food Strategy, which will include a set of recommendations to receiving Ministers.

KPMG have been appointed in a secretariat role supporting Phase I, and KPMG’s Executive Chairman Matt Prichard has been appointed as the Deputy Chair. Matt will be working alongside Chairwoman Rangimarie Hunia to drive the initial phase of The Aotearoa Circle’s National Food Strategy project. 

Fieldays

Fieldays is the single largest agribusiness event in the Southern Hemisphere. The combination of agriculture and technology is one of the most exciting industries on the cusp of exponential growth, in a world of soon-to-be 10 billion mouths to feed.

KPMG is proud to be an official Knowledge Sponsor of Fieldays, where we not only share our insights with those in the food and fibre sector, but also host the KPMG Leaders’ Breakfast – the opening event for Fieldays and our pinnacle event in launching the annual KPMG Agribusiness Agenda.

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New Zealand Rural Leadership Trust

KPMG is a key sponsor of the New Zealand Rural Leadership Trust, who inspire generations of leaders to influence positive change in New Zealand's agribusiness and rural communities through their Kellogg and Nuffield Scholars programmes. This relationship is an important opportunity for KPMG to connect with the industry's future leaders and build long lasting relationships.

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Organics Aotearoa New Zealand

KPMG is proud to support Organics Aotearoa New Zealand, whose mission is to achieve excellence and endurance in organic agriculture and commerce and grow the organic sector in New Zealand. Organics Aotearoa New Zealand provides leadership for their members to collaboratively work for organic policies that are good for the health of New Zealand’s people, communities, environment and economy.

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Sprout Accelerator

Sprout Accelerator is an Accelerator for agritech and future food start-ups. They back bold agritech and future food businesses and entrepreneurs who move fast, think big and are committed to building solutions for problems that reach from farm to fork.

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Te Hono

Te Hono is a growing group of New Zealand agribusiness leaders who are exploring new ways of thinking and doing. It features alumni of over 260 influential leaders representing 80% of the New Zealand primary sector who have built a strong foundation of trust, respect and knowledge.

KPMG is a proud sponsor of Te Hono, continuing our involvement since the programme's inception and first New Zealand Primary Sector Bootcamp to Stanford in 2012 – which saw 23 Chief Executives from New Zealand's primary sector companies gather together with the then Minister for Primary Industries, Hon. David Carter and Chief Executive of New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, Peter Chrisp.

Our sponsorship with Te Hono aligns with our commitment to fuelling New Zealand's prosperity, alongside our belief that high performing Māori and agri sectors will significantly contribute to this purpose. New Zealand can and should be achieving more with the talent, knowledge, natural resources and market reputation the generations before us have built. Our relationship with Te Hono sees us draw on our understanding of the characteristics and corporate DNA of high performing companies, and how we can utilise this experience along with our industry knowledge, global insights and IP to help companies build, protect and realise value.

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