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The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is focused on growing and protecting New Zealand.
The Government's goal to grow the economy in order to deliver greater prosperity, security and opportunities for all New Zealanders is our key driver. New Zealand needs to lift the long-term performance of the economy and the agriculture, food, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture industries will play a central role in this.
On 1 July 2011, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Ministry of Fisheries merged to create a single agency spanning the whole of the primary sector. The new ministry became the Ministry for Primary Industries on 30 April 2012.
The benefits of the merger include:
The outcomes we strive for include:
As the government "hub" for the primary sector, we will continue to develop good relationships not only with farmers, primary production and food businesses, but also with tangata whenua, environmental non-governmental organisations, trading partners, across local and central government and the wider community.