Primary sector backed to grow and innovate

19 May 2022

The Government is backing new integrated advisory services for farmers, foresters, and growers, supporting innovation and strengthening the animal welfare system.

“Budget 2022 demonstrates the Government’s commitment to our food and fibre sector and reaffirms that we see it as the bedrock of our future economic security,” Damien O’Connor said.

“The $190 million of funding announced today (May 19) will help them adapt practices and drive value growth as they respond to changing international markets.

  • $118.4 million for advisory services to support farmers, foresters, growers and whenua Māori owners to accelerate sustainable land use changes and lift productivity
  • $40 million to help transformation in the forestry, wood processing, food and beverage and fisheries sectors
  • $31.6 million to help maintain and lift animal welfare practices across Aotearoa New Zealand
  • A total food and fibre sector package of more than $1 billion (including CERF and pre-Budget announcements)

To read the full press release click here.