Agribusiness agenda

Alternative proteins will shape the food system but don’t expect every great idea to come from the Valley

Being in Silicon Valley provided a perfect opportunity to gain greater understanding of developments in alternative proteins sector. The evening I arrived at the Te Hono Bootcamp at Stanford, the team I joined had been testing hemp milk and during the next few days I found Palo Alto is to alternative milks, what Napa is...

Labour backs new agri food advisor

[6 July/ Rural News Group] Labour, if elected, plans to appoint a chief agri-food advisor with status similar to that of the present chief science advisor to government. KPMG’s recent Agri Business Agenda proposed this idea; however, Labour Spokesman on Primary Industries Damien O’Connor said the proposal has always been a part of Labour’s policy....

Snuggle up to consumers – KPMG

[21 June/ Rural News Group] The KPMG Agribusiness Agenda released last week focused on developing truly NZ cuisine, creating innovative food products and getting up close to our customers. KPMG Global Head of Agribusiness, Ian Proudfoot, said the future for New Zealand’s agri-food sector depends on producing artisan, niche, premium quality, safe and sustainable food...

Value gain needs consumer focus

[19 June/ NZ Farmers Weekly] Historically New Zealand has placed maximising production at the centre of the industry, but the KPMG Agribusiness Agenda highlights a simple, unavoidable truth: no customers, no business. The new agenda argues that the pivot towards the consumer must become unstoppable. The report suggests that the responsibility for capturing value falls...

Fran O’Sullivan: We’re on your side, National Party’s Nathan Guy tells farmers at Fieldays

[15 June/NZ Herald] At the annual KPMG Business Leaders breakfast at Mystery Creek, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy said National Party was defending the primary sector against critics. Mr Guy was joined by a group of National Cabinet ministers intending to be seen supporting the primary sector at a time when the election was nearing....

Bold action needed on freshwater quality, NZ farming leaders say

[14 June/ Stuff] KPMG Global Head of Agribusiness Ian Proudfoot said the agri-food sector and urbanites gap had become so deep and wide that it could be a significant challenge to overcome. Mr Proudfoot added achieving scientific swimmable waters by 2040 is too late, and heavy action on water is required to preserve the license...

Time for a new approach for NZ agriculture – KPMG

[14 June/NZ Herald] In its latest edition of Agribusiness Agenda, KPMG said agri-food sector success was dependent on placing consumers at the centre, and farming needed to move to a market, value-based focus. KPMG Global Head of Agribusiness Ian Proudfoot said creating and capturing value fell on people and organisations involved in the industry, and...