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Long-term insights briefing: Exploring demand opportunities in 2050 for New Zealand’s food sector

18 April 2023: Long-term insights briefing released

Following this consultation, the Ministry for Primary Industries has released the final version of the briefing. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

About this consultation

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) sought your feedback about its first long-term insights briefing. The title of the draft briefing was The future of Aotearoa New Zealand's food sector: Exploring demand opportunities in the year 2050.

This consultation followed one we did last year, asking for your views on the topic of this briefing.

What is a long-term insights briefing?

Under the Public Sector Act 2020, government agencies are required to create long-term insights briefings. These briefings explore long-term issues to help plan for the future of people in Aotearoa New Zealand. They are independent of ministers and not government policy. After being publicly consulted, each briefing is presented to a Parliamentary select committee for consideration.

Long-term insights briefings – Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Consultation documents

The future of Aotearoa New Zealand's food sector: Exploring demand opportunities in the year 2050 [PDF, 4.1 MB]

The draft briefing is also available in another format.

Accessible version of the draft briefing [DOCX, 3.9 MB]

Why are we interested in the future of consumer demand for food?

New Zealand is well-placed to take advantage of the changing global food market. We have a long history of innovation, high-quality food production, and a commitment to sustainability. To ensure that we remain competitive, we must focus on understanding changing global market dynamics, responding to consumer demands, and investing in technology, production processes, and other capabilities that ensure our food exports remain competitive, sustainable, and high-quality.

We must also strive to create more resilient food production systems that are better able to weather global shocks, while also considering our environmental and social responsibilities. With the right strategies and investments, New Zealand can remain a leader in global food production and exports, with a bright and prosperous future for our food industry and economy.

Submissions are public information

Note that all, part, or a summary of your submission may be published on this website. Most often this happens when we issue a document that reviews the submissions received.

People can also ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we must make the content of submissions available unless we have good reason for withholding it. Those reasons are detailed in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.

If you think there are grounds to withhold specific information from publication, make this clear in your submission or contact us. Reasons may include that it discloses commercially sensitive or personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold details can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may direct us to release it.

Official Information Act 1982 – NZ Legislation