Ina te Ora: Food Futures in Tairāwhiti

Food production worldwide is undergoing the biggest change since the Industrial Revolution 300 years ago. Gene editing, soil metagenomics, robotics and lab-grown meat are just a few of advances in technology changing the way people are growing and consuming food.

Tairāwhiti is the food bowl of Aotearoa and Māori are continuing to be key contributors to innovative food production in the region.

Join the Tairāwhiti food production, agriculture and horticulture communities met for this free, future thinking event in Gisborne 22-24 November 2017

Presentations by:

Dr Rosie Bosworth (San Francisco)
Hon. Shane Jones, Minister of Regional Development
Steve Saunders, Plus Group (Tauranga)
Miriana Stephens, Kono / Wakatū Incorporation (Nelson)
Dr Nikki Harcourt, University of Waikato (Hamilton)
Dr Ben Schon, Plant & Food Research
Prof Claire Massey, Massey University (Albany)
Dr Simon Hills, Massey University (Palmerston North)
Prof Richard Archer, Massey University (Palmerston North)
Professor Tracy Berno, AUT (Auckland) & Monique Fiso, Hiakai
Dr Stephen Tallon & Dr Peter Dyer, Callaghan Innovation, (Wellington)
Dr Selai Letica and Dr Jane Mullaney, AgResearch
Toro Waaka, Ngati Pahauwera & Chris Koroheke, AgResearch
Vanessa Hayes, Torere Macadamias (Torere)
Dr. Alvaro Vidella (Gisborne)
Victor Goldsmith, Ngāti Porou Miere
Hilton Collier, Pakiroa Farms
Panapa Ehau, Hikurangi Enterprises (Ruatoria)
Darryl Hudson, Cedenco (Gisborne)
Dr Peter Buchanan, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research
Francis Davy & Barry Soutar, NZ Trade & Enterprise


For more information, contact: Manu Caddie – Email: / Tel: 027 420 2957

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