Funding for forestry research and innovation
If you’re involved in research or innovation in forestry or forestry-related areas, you may be able to access funding to help. Check out the Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures programme.
Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures (SFF Futures) Programme
SFF Futures co-invests in innovative ideas for the food and fibre sectors, from the paddock, ocean, or forest to consumers.
Through SFF Futures, MPI can invest in grants from $100,000 to multi-million dollar, multi-year partnerships, and projects in-between.
SFF Futures is strongly rooted in sustainability and wellbeing, and aims to deliver long-term environmental, social, economic and cultural outcomes for New Zealand.
SFF Futures projects can include developing new products, technology and services, and boosting capability and environmental outcomes.
Applications are welcome from farmers, growers, businesses, researchers (including Crown Research Institutes), industry organisations, and community groups – anyone with a great idea for the food and fibre sectors.
SFF Futures is a co-investment fund, so you'll need to contribute some of the costs. SFF Futures’ contribution varies depending on the length and complexity of your project.