Honey industry aims for billion-dollar export industry by 2030

Honey industry aims for billion-dollar export industry by 2030
Agriculture and trade minister Todd McClay at the launch of the NZ honey strategy. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Greg Hurrell
The New Zealand honey industry says a new industry body with the power to levy fees is needed if it wants to double exports by 2030 as planned.It’s counting on riding a global surge of growth to increase honey’s export value to a billion dollars by 2030, from around $450 million in 2022.Apiculture NZ released the Thriving Together strategy on February 20, which expects the industry to come out of a recent downturn by realigning production to international consumer demands. But the report highlighted an industry hampered by fragmenta...

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