New Zealand


  • Service: Advisory, Business Performance Services, Strategy and Development
  • Industry: Agribusiness
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 10/06/2013

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Ian Proudfoot


Ian Proudfoot


Global Lead Partner - Agribusiness & Food

+64 9 367 5882

Ross Buckley


Ross Buckley

Executive Chairman

+64 9 367 5344


Agribusiness and Food

Our Agribusiness group can help you improve the efficiency and profitability of your businesses through our wide range of advisory services.

Agribusiness Agenda 2013, Volume I - State of the Nation 

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Volume 1 of KPMG’s Agribusiness Agenda 2013


This year we bring you a fresh new format that distils the thoughts and ideas of our nation’s agribusiness leaders from a series of roundtables across the country. Five volumes will be rolled out through the year.


    In Volume 1 we tackle the big issues facing our primary sector:
    • Biosecurity – remains the top priority for industry leaders in 2013, particularly the concern around our preparedness for an incursion and the importation of PKE.

    • Markets – consumers are demanding far more of our safe, high-quality food products – our agribusinesses need to select the markets they have the best potential to win in, be they in China or elsewhere.

    • Community – understanding why we do primary sector production in New Zealand is critical to reaching policy settings which balance the needs of the wider community and our producers.

    • Water – progress made in leveraging the economic benefits of water, but more needs to be done in capturing water to increase productivity and manage the environmental impact.

    • Regulation – the sector is struggling to respond to inconsistent regional regulation, this is creating investment uncertainty and adding cost to primary sector.

    • People – we continue to struggle recruiting talented people to fill opportunities, we need to take a proactive role in educating people about career opportunities in the sector.

    • Meat sector – 2011/12 losses have intensified the discussion on the sector’s future – the time for collaboration is now.

    • Sustainability – our production systems must be robust and auditable, the question is how to ensure everyone does the ‘right thing’.
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Agribusiness Agenda 2013

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This year we bring you a fresh new format: four volumes will be rolled out through the year.

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