It brings together actions, investment, and resources that will work together to accelerate the transformation we need. It spans all of the food and fibres sector and brings together significant opportunities to add value across the agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and marine, and forestry sectors.
Key themes and targets
Target: Adding $44 billion in export earnings over the next decade through a focus on creating value
Target: Reducing biogenic methane emissions to 24–47 percent below 2017 levels by 2050 and 10 percent below by 2030. Plus, restoring New Zealand’s freshwater environments to a healthy state within a generation.
Target: Employing 10 percent more New Zealanders by 2030, and 10,000 more New Zealanders in the food and fibre sector workforce over the next four years.
Principles the roadmap is built on
Our food and fibres sector is grounded in Te Taiao, a deep relationship of respect and reciprocity with the natural world that will ensure the long-term viability of our sectors and wellbeing of future generations.
A zero carbon future
We will help address climate change by moving to a zero carbon society. Together we will restore the health of our freshwater and marine environments, and reverse the decline in biodiversity.
Quality products and a confident sector
We will support our food and fibres sector to meet increasing consumer demand for a secure supply of safe and healthy food, and for products that are produced and packaged ethically and sustainably.
How we will make the roadmap happen
We're working with the sector on rolling it out, including identifying how each of us can best contribute to its success. There is huge potential in this roadmap but it can only be achieved through a close partnership with government, industry, and Māori.
The Ministry for Primary Industries has redirected existing funding to kick-start delivery of the roadmap in 2 areas:
- using $11.6 million from the One Billion Trees Fund to invest in the 'Transforming Forestry and Wood Processing' initiative
- bringing forward $84 million to upscale Sustainable Food & Fibre Futures (SFF Futures) to further boost innovation efforts.
Work is already underway
Many projects are already underway, with involvement from Government agencies, iwi, and the primary industries.
An update of our work with the food and fibre sector on the Fit for a Better World roadmap was released in 2022.
Explore our current projects or download the latest progress update to find out more.