Bay of Plenty Branch: The Future of Food

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  • 29 Feb 2024
  • 4:00 pm
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  • Millennum Hotel Rotorua 1270 Hinemaru Street Rotoura
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Many of our farmers and land owners are looking at future opportunities for their land, whether that be in diversification or future proofing for the next generations. Join us at this event with MPI Chief Science Adviser and On Farm Support Director, Dr John Roche, who will share more about the global future of food with rural professionals.

As a Rural Professional based in the Bay of Plenty our clients are all producers who grow food New Zealand exports. Let’s discuss how our farmers and growers can continue to be world leaders in producing nutritious, healthy foods with a more sustainable footprint.


Dr John Roche, Chief Science Adviser and On Farm Support Director, MPI

John was appointed Chief Science Adviser in June 2018 to provide an independent science perspective to MPI. He leads our Science Forum, chairs the Science Governance Group at MPI and the independent Mycoplasma bovis Strategic Science Advisory Group. John is also a member of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Adviser’s forum and is an adjunct professor in University of Auckland's School of Biological Sciences.

John was previously DairyNZ's Principal Scientist for Animal Science. He has held science appointments in Ireland and Australia. He is also Managing Director of Down to Earth Advice Ltd.

Widely published and a regular contributor to international science and farming conferences, John has an Honours degree in Agricultural Science, a Masters in Farm Systems and Pasture Management, and a PhD in Animal Nutrition.


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