Hot off the press, just released: 2019 KPMG Agribusiness Agenda: Acknowledge, Evaluate, Accelerate

Wellness to drive 2020s food industry

[13 June/Otago Daily Times] The 2020s are likely to be a decade where health and wellness dominates the food system, driving change across the entire supply chain. This was the predominant message from Emma Wheeler, Senior Manager at KPMG, in KPMG’s Agribusiness Agenda which was released this week. Ms Wheeler reported how increasingly consumers are...

Biosecurity remains highest priority for ag sector

[13 June/Rural Life] Biosecurity has retained the number one ranking as top priority in KPMG’s Agribusiness Agenda for the ninth consecutive year. The agenda is based on input from various industry leaders. Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor said biosecurity also remained a priority for him as New Zealand continues to face significant challenges. The top ten...

Industry shifts from volume to value

[13 June/Rural Life] The 10th edition of the KPMG Agribusiness Agenda was launched this week at the National Fieldays, with KPMG Global Head of Agribusiness Ian Proudfoot stating that a long-term ‘’erosion of confidence’’ in the primary sector needs to be reversed. Mr Proudfoot reported that although the industry has made progress in the past...

Primary sector wants policy clarity: KPMG

[12 June/Stuff NZ] Farmers are experiencing low confidence yet at the same time as they are receiving good prices for their products. KPMG’s Agribusiness Agenda puts this down to a range of reasons. KPMG’s Global Head of Agribusiness, Ian Proudfoot reports that many of these issues are due to structural changes reshaping the agri-food sector...

Feed NZ first before offering the world

[12 June/Rural News] One key recommendation given in KPMG’s Agribusiness Agenda is that the agriculture sector must take a more active role in ensuring every New Zealander is fed properly, feeding our own country first before we offer others our goods. The KPMG Agribusiness Agenda is based on interviews with industry leaders and was released...

Progress persists amid disruption

[12 June/Farmers Weekly] Consumers are looking to food for long-term health benefits according to KPMG Senior Manager Emma Wheeler. Ms Wheeler spoke in the 2019 KPMG Agribusiness Agenda about how the health and wellness decade has begun and is bringing disruption through innovation and technological transformation. She reported how the changes are consumer driven. The...

KPMG New Zealand

[12 June 2019] With change now a constant, organisations need to remain continuously relevant to consumers, develop new capabilities and make bold commitments to thrive in an ever changing environment.  The 10th edition of the KPMG Agribusiness Agenda, Acknowledge, Evaluate, Accelerate, was released at the KPMG Leaders Breakfast, in association with Fieldays, yesterday. There were...