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Animal agriculture's future - value or volume?

Trans-Tasman partners, New Zealand’s AgResearch and Australia’s CSIRO Livestock Industries (CLI) are holding a major industry and scientific conference later this year to examine the commercial future for high value food and fibre products from the farm.


NZ and German researchers look to the long-term

Earth scientists from Germany and New Zealand are looking to build a long-term partnership that will bring economic and environmental benefits to New Zealand.


Collaboration key to success for sheep genome project

AgResearch has completed its share of an international sheep genome mapping project that will help farmers identify genes associated with important production, quality and disease traits in sheep.


Delegation seeks cooperation with Kiwi scientists

A recent delegation from India has recently visited Crop & Food Research to sign a Memorandum of Understanding, which should prove mutually beneficial to crop science both within India and New Zealand.


New centres to feed appetite for value-added food

AgResearch is hoping to collaboratively establish three national food research centres that will accelerate the development and commercialisation of high-value food technologies and products.


No invitation required: Competing and winning in a global context

Professor Mark Ahn, Chair of Science and Technology Entrepreneurship at Victoria University discusses the importance of partnerships for New Zealand in biomedicine and drug development research.


Scientists gather to share the oceans' secrets

Two hundred of the world's leading marine biologists will gather in Auckland in November to share the latest knowledge on ocean species.


Fisheries Science scholarships launched

The Ministry of Fisheries and NIWA are jointly offering postgraduate scholarships for Masters or PhD students in the field of quantitative fisheries science.


Future collaboration

With the arrival of KAREN (the Kiwi Advanced Research and Education Network) in December 2006, the distance to our national and international collaborators has shrunk from 10,000 kilometres to 100 milliseconds...


Fisheries team head for Oman

NIWA fisheries survey experts will head for Oman later this month to help with a major survey of the country's fisheries resource.


New Science

New Value

Forestry attracts major funding boost for research

A new entity known as Future Forests Research Ltd (FFR), formed by the New Zealand forest industry and Crown Research Institute, Scion, is driving a major expansion in forestry research activity. The exciting new industry/research partnership has attracted a funding commitment of over $20 million from Government and forest growers. This funding will enable more research into the role of plantation forestry in protecting the environment as well as generating economic wealth for New Zealand.


Wave energy device hits the water

A new wave-energy device has been undergoing sea trials in Lyttleton Harbour, watched closely be designers from NIWA, IRL, & Power Projects Ltd.


$37 million contract marks new funding environment

The approval of a $37 million dollar contract between the Foundation for Research Science and Technology (FRST), Crop & Food Research, and the vegetable sector, signifies the start of an economically driven yet secure funding environment for industry and science partnerships.


Blitzing Grass Grub

Pasture production on parts of a Landcorp Farming Ltd farm in the central North Island has almost doubled thanks to a biocontrol that is blitzing grass grub populations.


On the scent of the clover root weevil

AgResearch's Lincoln-based scientists are hot on the scent of odours that will attract and ultimately trap the clover root weevil - a major clover pasture pest.


Collaboration on environmental management

Under a new Memorandum of Understanding, ESR will provide expert scientific advisory services to the Malaysian Centre for Environmental Protection and Information (CPEI) in Selangor State.


Collaboration benefits New Zealand

AgResearch and University of Otago already collaborate on 70 projects - and are planning even more so as to maximise benefits to New Zealand from their respective world-class expertise across animal and human sciences.


Facelift for New Zealand car registration plates

Newly registered vehicles are now sporting number plates that are easier to read and harder to tamper with, thanks to testing developed and undertaken by Land Transport New Zealand and Industrial Research.


Protecting the soils that support 17% of New Zealand GDP

Over $2 billion of New Zealand exports depend on the top 15cm of soils. But how do soils function under current and changing land uses? Four Crown Research Institutes are behind an ongoing study – and interim results show we have a long way to go to achieve sustainable land use.


Crown Research Institutes

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Crown Agent

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Subsidiaries, associates, joint ventures

  • National Land Resource Centre (NLRC)
  • Clone International
  • EcoGene
  • Biopolymer Network
  • Atlastech
  • Grasslands Innovation
  • EnCoate
  • Enviro-Mark Solutions
  • Prevar
  • Veritec
  • VARNZ Ltd
  • Virtual Institute of Statistical Genetics
  • BioPacific Ventures
  • farmax
  • PhytaGro, Inc
  • grasslanz