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7 July 2020

Government Launches Primary Sector Plan to Boost Economic Recovery

Fit for a Better World - Accelerating our Economic Potential

The Government has launched a bold plan to boost primary sector export earnings by $44 billion over the next decade, while protecting the environment and growing jobs.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today released Fit for a Better World – Accelerating our Economic Potential, a 10-year roadmap to unlock greater value for a sector vital to New Zealand’s economic recovery.

The Fit for a Better World Action Plan centres on three themes:

  • Productivity: adding an additional $44 billion in export earnings over the next decade through a focus on creating value.
  • Inclusiveness: employing 10 per cent more New Zealanders from all walks of life in the food and fibre sector by 2030, and 10,000 more New Zealanders in the primary sector workforce over the next four years.
  • Sustainability: reducing our biogenic methane emissions to 24-47 per cent below 2017 levels by 2050; and 10 per cent below by 2030. Plus restoring New Zealand’s freshwater environments to a healthy state within a generation.

Read more here.