Maori Agribusiness and Land Management

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A long-standing relationship providing Business Management and strategic support to one of the largest networks of Maori Farming interests has placed AgFirst at the leading edge of Maori Agribusiness Management. 

From our traditional on-farm strengths – advising on land use, farming systems and enterprise design – we are increasingly leveraging these networks and insights to better connect Maori farming profiles with global supply chains for milk, red meat, wool and honey. This focus is proving to be an important driver of on-farm innovation – fueling projects to reduce feed supply variability, improving the predictability of product delivery to processing, mitigating greenhouse gases and reducing the long term environmental footprint.

The need to increase on-farm productivity and profitability is balanced against expectations of kaitiakitanga, the stewardship of the world in which we live. A strong focus on Sustainable Land Management with an inter-generational focus is a cornerstone of how the AgFirst team work to support the Maori owned entities across various Rohe.

Our Advisory team works within a number of ownership structures and alongside teams of professional advisors also supporting these businesses.

These connections are also used to progress the development of environmental regulatory and policy frameworks.