Primary Sector Council
The Primary Sector Council aims to create a vision for the primary sector and provides independent advice to Government on issues facing the sector. Find out about the council's role, membership, and activities.
Role of the council
The Primary Sector Council was established in April 2018 by the Minister of Agriculture for an initial period of 2 years.
This group of agribusiness leaders aims to help the primary sector get more value from its work by:
- providing strategic advice to the Government on issues, opportunities and challenges facing the primary industries
- developing a sector-wide vision
- working with each sector to develop individual strategic plans.
Terms of reference
You can find out more about the council and its role in the Terms of reference.
- Download the Terms of reference [PDF, 364 KB]
The council is made up of a chairperson, and up to 13 other members. Members include a range of innovative leaders from across the primary sector.
Up to 3 observers are also appointed.
Members are appointed for up to 2 years, and observers for one year.
- Council members profiles [PDF, 454 KB]
News and updates
- 29 April 2019 meeting summary [PDF, 295 KB]
- 21 February 2019 meeting summary [PDF, 291 KB]
- 31 January 2019 meeting summary [PDF, 295 KB]
- 13 December 2018 meeting summary [PDF, 300 KB]
- 28 November 2018 meeting summary [PDF, 301 KB]
- 24 October 2018 meeting summary [PDF, 304 KB]
- 19 September 2018 meeting summary [PDF, 307 KB]
- 30 August 2018 meeting summary [PDF, 258 KB]
- 18 August 2018 meeting summary [PDF, 302 KB]
- 23 July 2018 meeting summary [PDF, 269 KB]
- 28 May 2018 meeting summary [PDF, 308 KB]
A report was commissioned from the Lincoln University Research Centre, Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, to provide a situational analysis of the Food and Fibre sector in New Zealand.
Who to contact
If you have questions about the PSC, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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