Posts tagged "KPMG"

Expect more disruption

[30 August/Rural News] Ian Proudfoot, Global Head of Agribusiness for KPMG reported at the Silver Fern Farm Farmer Conference for 2019 that we can see disruption by activists as a threat or an opportunity. Mr Proudfoot spoke about the fourth industrial revolution which is underway, melding the biological, physical and digital, creating new food and...

KPMG says bank capital proposals will wreck havoc

[19 July / Scoop] KPMG reports that the Reserve Bank’s bank capital proposals will lead to less bank lending to farmers and at significantly higher interest rates on the loans they are prepared to provide as current proposals will require banks to restrict agricultural lending. Even though the bank capital proposals won’t be finalised until...

Health pivotal to food production success

[3 July/Rural Life] In his latest Agri-business agenda, KPMG global head of agribusiness Ian Proudfoot said the food people eat is central to preventative healthcare systems. ‘New Zealand’s agri-food sector is well positioned to take advantage of opportunities arising, as governments around the world prioritise investment in preventative healthcare. Over the next decade, food will...

Farmers and growers ‘should be proud’ of progress made over past decade

[18 June/NZ Herald] A long-term erosion of confidence in the primary sector needs to be reversed, says KPMG global head of agri-business Ian Proudfoot. Proudfoot’s comments were made last week when launching the 2019 KPMG Agribusiness Agenda at Fieldays 2019. Mr Proudfoot commented that confidence was low in the sector, despite the progress the industry...

PM concedes agri sector uncertainty

[18 June/Rural News] Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern acknowledges uncertainty about climate change is making life difficult for farmers. Prime Minister Ardern told agribusiness leaders at National Fieldays last week that the message is coming through to her. “I absolutely hear that, how difficult uncertainty is for the industry,” she told about 200 people at 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...

First-year student discusses future of food with industry’s best

[12 March/Massey University] Fatima Imran, a first year completing a Bachelor of AgriCommerce at Massey University will join a panel to discuss the future of food production in New Zealand with industry leaders. AgResearch Future Feeders is a headline event of New Zealand AgriFood Week. Fatima Imran says she is not worried about the other...

Consumer trust and green brand key to growing exports to Asia – new report

[22 January/Independent] KPMG Ireland have released a report highlighting that for Ireland to grow its exports in Asia it must increase awareness of its green image. According to the report, the exports of Irish food and drink have more than quadrupled over the past ten years to Asia to EUR1.3 billion. David Meagher, Head of...

Goat meat a future food for farmers

[1 November/Hawkes Bay Times] The Future Foods Conference in Napier saw more than 200 people hear that the best opportunity for Hawkes Bay to develop more value-added products was through focusing on goat meat rather than plant-based alternatives. Natasha Telles D’Costa told the conference that goat meat is the world’s most consumed meat with a...

Farmlands: profit doubled, revenue up

[1 November/ODT Rural Life] Rural supplies and services co-operative, Farmlands, has announced its annual results with revenue increasing more than 10% to $2.39 billion and profit increasing to $12.2 million. The strong financial result has enabled Farmlands to reintroduce a year-end rebate for shareholders, with $6.1 million to be distributed split between a cash payment...

Rural areas can keep banks – if govt willing to pay for them

[3 September/Stuff] Regional Development Minister, Shane Jones, was told that if he wanted banks to continue to offer branches is rural areas, the Government may need to contribute. He criticised banks for closing branches in provincial towns, and suggested they should be obliged to service rural areas. New Zealand banks made cumulative profit of $5.19...

Farmlands Co-operative wins KPMG Global Customer Experience Excellence (CEE) Award

[13 July/Farmlands] Farmlands was named as the New Zealand winner of KPMG’s Global Customer Experience Excellence Award. It was one of 14 winners worldwide, and joined an elite group of iconic brands that included Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Apple. Farmlands Chief Executive, Peter Reidie, said the accolade was a vote of confidence in the power...

Speed up clean rivers – blunt Fieldays take home message

[22 June/Stuff] In an opinion piece, Martin Taylor, the CEO of Fish and Game New Zealand notes one of the big take homes from Fieldays wasn’t a nice new piece of equipment, but was a blunt message delivered by KPMG in its Agribusiness Agenda that agriculture needed to deliver on Kiwi’s desire for swimmable rivers...

Biosecurity onus on all of us, says Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor

[13 June/NZ Herald] Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister, Damien O’Connor, said all New Zealanders needed to participate in biosecurity as a reflex action. He told KPMG’s Fieldays Agribusiness Leaders’ Breakfast about the Government’s Biosecurity 2025 direction. An important part was to create better understanding of the importance of biosecurity for every New Zealander. He noted thinking...

The KPMG Agribusiness Agenda 2018 is now available for you to download and read from our website for free.

The report can be accessed by clicking here https://home.kpmg.com/nz/en/home/insights/2018/06/agribusiness-agenda-2018.html

Listen to Ian Proudfoot talking to Susan Murray of Radio New Zealand at Fieldays on the Agribusiness Agenda:

https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/countrylife/audio/2018649477/kpmg-agribusiness-agenda-2018

Rural sector must fight back

[13 June/Farmers Weekly] KPMG Global Head of Agribusiness, Ian Proudfoot, said the unbalanced narrative surrounding primary industries was no longer an inconvenience or annoyance but was putting the sector at risk and needed to be addressed. This would be done through telling positive stories about the agri-food sector in New Zealand according to the 2018...

Urban sprawl and the land that keeps on giving

[17 November/New Zealand Herald] Local growers in the Pukekohe region are concerned that their soil is under threat from urban sprawl. Soil Scientist Fiona Curran-Cournane explained that the soil type, climate, and versatility of the land were all ideal for crop development. It is rated class one on the scoring system for land fertility (scores...