Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Emerging Leaders Tackle China And Japan

November 3, 2006

Emerging Leaders Tackle China And Japan

A group of 21 emerging leaders in the food and agribusiness sectors leave tomorrow, Saturday (Nov 4) for a two week study tour of China and Japan.

The participants represent a wide range of operations including cropping, horticulture, wine, meat and small goods, and dairy –supplying both local and international markets.

The group will look at changing consumer and consumption patterns in China’s food sector and the impact of the internationalisation of Japan’s economy on its food industry.

This is the second stage of a programme, called The FAME Experience, designed to give participants the complete supply chain experience, from field to market, across a range of business activities. Mid-year the group visited businesses in the United States and Europe.

Programme co-ordinator Derek Nind from the University of Otago says there is huge enthusiasm among the group for the visit to China and Japan.

“It is an accelerated learning experience, and through the university networks we are getting access to businesses beyond the reach of normal New Zealand business travellers.”

Nind says a key learning from the US and European legs of the programme is that the most successful food businesses can never have too much consumer data, and for the best effect it must be shared throughout the supply chain.

“New Zealand businesses are usually more closed-fisted with any consumer material they collect, and often loathe to share it.”

FAME stands for Food and Agribusiness Market Experience, and the programme was initiated by AGMARDT, with the involvement of Otago, Lincoln and Massey Universities and the ASB as a supporter.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Commerce Commission: Appeals Record $2.25m Fine In Vodafone FibreX Case

The Commerce Commission has filed an appeal in the High Court against a record $2.25 million fine imposed on Vodafone NZ Limited (Vodafone) for its offending under the Fair Trading Act during its FibreX advertising campaign. While the sentence imposed in the Auckland District Court on April 14 was the largest-ever fine under the Fair Trading Act, the Commission will argue that it is manifestly inadequate... More>>

All District Health Boards: Historic Pay Equity Settlement

An historic agreement has been ratified that addresses a long-standing undervaluation of a workforce that is critical to the smooth running of our hospitals and the delivery of healthcare... More>>

MPI: Dry Autumn In Waikato And South Auckland Leads To Drought Classification Drought conditions affecting the primary sector in the Waikato and South Auckland were today classified as a medium-scale adverse event, enabling a package of support for farmers and growers... More>>

Barfoot & Thompson: Rents Up By Around 3% In Most Areas

The average weekly rent paid for homes in most areas of Auckland has risen by around 3 percent year-on-year. The figures for end March from more than 16,000 properties... More>>

DoC: Smeagol The ‘Gravel Maggot’ Leaves Its Rare Mark On The Remote West Coast
An extremely rare species of sea slug or ‘gravel maggot’ has been detected for the first time on a remote beach in South Westland... More>>

Immigration: Annual Net Migration Loss Of 7,300

The provisional net loss of 7,300 people in the year ended March 2022 was the lowest net migration for a March year since 2012, Stats NZ said today... More>>