NZ govt flags 10-year, $100M research project to boost agriculture while improving environment

Edwin Mitson
Tue, 26 Jan 2016

By Edwin Mitson Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) - Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has allocated just under $100 million to a new science challenge looking at how to boost agricultural production while improving land and water quality.  The Our Land and Water Challenge is the ninth of 11 research projects launched by the government, with the $96.9 million to be spent over the next 10 years. Initial projects will look at how to use new technologies like drones, developing 'next generation' farming systems that deliver high profits wi...

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