The agriculture sector is a major provider of jobs. It addresses food security, empowers communities, and improves livelihoods across the Blue Pacific continent.
The sector is prone to adverse weather conditions, yet its produce is highly sort after in New Zealand. It is the largest source of exports from the region to New Zealand.
Agriculture is the backbone of a many economies in the Blue Pacific. It is an area that is attracting a lot of interest from both local and foreign investors.
PTI NZ has been catching up with agribusinesses, Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) and international companies like Ata Marie. Ata Marie is passionate about creating long term sustainable, yet profitable agriculture business.
These meetings gave rise to a dedicated discussion on how best to explore what investors look for when considering the agricultural sector as a possible investment.
In response PTI NZ is hosting an investment webinar on 17th and 18th May. It will feature dedicated topics to help IPAs and the agricultural sector better attract foreign investors.
Trade Commissioner Glynis Miller says, “We have keen investors lined up to see what opportunities are available in this sector. If you have a pipeline of good, bankable projects presented in a manner that grasps the attention of investors you. It’s all in the detail.”
“Ata Marie bring with them the knowledge and leads on how to source finance for such investment. Through the webinar we will identify agricultural opportunities. This will help create a pipeline to attract these funds into the Pacific Islands to use them to optimise operations.”
The webinar will be conducted in two sessions on Mon 17 and Tue 18 May, 13h00 – 16h00 NZST. A draft programme will be released along with other details about the webinar by Thursday 6 May.