This Act is designed to both help New Zealand exporters gain market traction in developing markets, and to hold market share in developed markets. It has been an important tool assisting the growth of horticulture in key markets. The products that come under this system are avocados, blackcurrants, buttercup squash, chestnuts, kiwifruit...
Every two years a report is released setting out the barriers to horticultural exports out of New Zealand. In the latest report, released on 30 November, the following data is presented:
Many commentators are predicting a tough year for our primary sector exports, and even a decline in returns. This is an easy prediction to make, considering the global repercussions of Brexit and President Trump's policies.
This week, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy addressed the Te Hono Summit (a one-day event aimed at sharing ideas and driving growth in the primary sector) with the question, how can New Zealand double our export value by 2025?
Horticulture New Zealand welcomes the New Zealand Horticulture Export Authority (HEA) Amendment Bill passed late yesterday, says chief executive Mike Chapman.
Robots are making a difference in fruit and vegetable pack houses already, as seen in the above picture. This trend will continue.