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  • Writer's pictureKeith Phillips

Agritech - A Priority Growth Initiative for New Zealand Exporting

A significant event was held at Zespri’s HQ in Tauranga to launch the Agritech Industry Transformation Plan which had been developed over the last 2 years.

It was open by the Hon Damien O’Connor, New Zealand Minister for Agriculture and Food Safety, and the Hon Phil Twyford, New Zealand Minister of Economic Development.

Keith Phillips and Hon Damien O’Connor
Keith Phillips CEO QLBS with Hon Damien O’Connor

Agritech is seen by New Zealand as a priority growth initiative not only to improve the competitiveness of the agricultural community but also as an export opportunity in itself.

QLBS has been active in helping shape digital transformation of compliance, certification and quality assessment.

We have developed a ‘cloud certification platform’ that has been used by the horticultural industry including Zespri, for auditing Farmers against international standards of Food Safety and Sustainability of Practices. We have been chosen by leading standard owner GLOBALG.A.P. as their first software partner to support their worldwide membership of 150 food compliance organisations, 200 000 farmers and 50 of the largest retail organisations.

We solve their problem of getting visibility across - and up - supply chains, at a significantly reduced cost and complexity.


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