CELEBRATING THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE PGGRC: 2003-2021
Celebrating the contribution of the PGGRC: 2003-2021 Since 2003, the PGGRC has invested more than $90 million in exploring technology-based solutions that New Zealand pastoral farmers can use to reduce GHG emissions from the sector, while increasing productivity.
During that time, the PGGRC has built a significant base of valuable scientific knowledge and essential capability, especially in the field of ruminant methane.
With the completion of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) contract in 2021, the PGGRC moved into a new phase where the significant Intellectual Property (IP) and capabilities developed will be used as the basis for new partnerships to further advance possible solutions that can be used by New Zealand farmers.
The PGGRC partners retain custody of the IP and know-how that has been generated. This provides a strong base for accelerating and increasing future development of solutions that New Zealand farmers will be able to access and benefit from.
This document summarises the progress to date created and acknowledges the considerable contribution made through the last 10 years by PGGRC and its collaborating partners to develop and deliver cost effective mitigation options to our livestock farmers.
It marks the end of a long era of direct investing and sets the stage for the next phase where the outputs of that investment will be further accelerated with government to provide the tools to farmers they need to reduce our agricultural emissions.
The consortium’s final report highlights its achievements, challenges and the path forward to delivering solutions to farmers.
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