New Zealand Plant Producers Incorporated (NZPPI) is the peak industry body for plant producers and our industry partners. It's an opportunity for plant producers and thie community to collaborate in shaping and growing an industry body with an influential voice that delivers value to our businesses.

It grew from work to identify a model for a producer-led industry body to advance an agenda for a broader and more inclusive community of plant producers and their industry partners.

NZPPI Strategic Direction 2017-2020

We’ve captured this on one page here. There’s no rocket science. The new strategy picks up many of the themes from the National Plant Producers Summit held in August last year, and other conversations we’ve had with our members.

It sets our vision for: A plant production industry widely respected for its professionalism, innovation and major contribution to New Zealand.

And it sets a clear mission - NZPPI exists To support our members by working to create a positive industry profile and business environment.

The strategy establishes five goals, which will now shape how NZPPI invests and operates to deliver results for our members. Under each we list some early priorities/investment areas. In brief, these are built around:

  1. Engagement – examples being plant producer Summits and Conference opportunities.
  2. Influence – an ongoing priority to respond rapidly to emerging events, e.g. leadership roles we’ve taken on in the current Myrtle rust response (including preparing for a mainland incursion) and in relation to pelleted seed imports.
  3. Toolbox – examples are negotiating free EMA membership for NZPPI members, and tools to assist managing cybersecurity and meeting workplace health and safe obligations.
  4. Innovation – the first step is the Plant Producer Science and Innovation Summit to be held on May 4-5 to build a platform for future science investment, followed by the Growers Technical Seminar in the second half of 2017.
  5. Image – we are putting a renewed focus on professional development for our industry and attracting talent, and investment in economic research (to help regulators/key decision-makers understand the significant economic contribution our industry makes – something grossly under-estimated at this time).


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