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Tony Benny reports that New Zealand is well-placed to be at the forefront of research studying the ways that technology can help to increase food production in order to feed the growing global population. New Zealand is the first partner country of the initiative Farm2050 which aims to find new technology in order to find more sustainable ways of producing food. As part of the initiative, a three-year series of field trials will begin. The Farm2050 Global Nutrients Project has been identified as one of three high-impact projects for New Zealand to focus on by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment and other government departments as well as industry. The first aim of the Farm2050 project is to identify nutrients to improve plant yield, whilst increasing sustainability. The project is seen as a great opportunity for New Zealand to situate itself as global experts.
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