What is a long-term insights briefing?
Government agencies are required to create long-term insights briefings at least once every 3 years. They are to be developed independently of Government ministers and in consultation with the public. It's a requirement of the Public Service Act 2020.
The briefings aim to provide information about medium and long-term trends, risks, and opportunities that may affect the future of New Zealanders.
They provide impartial analysis including policy options but do not make policy recommendations.
Looking at opportunities in the food sector by 2050
Our first long-term insights briefing focuses on consumption and market trends that could be important by 2050. Anticipating changes in demand and opportunities for the sector helps to lay the groundwork for New Zealand to maintain and expand its food and fibre sector.
The report found that New Zealand is in a great position to benefit from changes in the global food market because we:
- have a history of innovation
- produce high-quality food, and
- are committed to sustainability.
By 2050, there will still be significant demand for New Zealand's existing export products. But there will also be a wider range of products and markets. To take advantage of these opportunities and support New Zealand’s future resilience, we may need to diversify our mix of export products and expand our offering to consumers. Emerging markets in Southeast Asia may be especially important.
Download our long-term insights briefing
We have also produced a version of the briefing in a more accessible format.
How we developed the briefing
We held 2 public consultations to help us.
The first was in August and September 2022 when we asked for feedback about our proposed subject. This helped us improve our understanding of the topic and to narrow down the focus of the briefing.
The second consultation was in February 2023 when we asked for feedback on a draft of the briefing. This helped us understand and sharpen key insights and options included in the final briefing.
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Who to contact
If you have any questions about the briefing, email email@example.com