11 Oct 2022

California's potential for NZ's agri-food sector

From Nine To Noon, 9:30 am on 11 October 2022

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California's most senior food and agriculture official is in New Zealand at the moment with a delegation of growers, talking about the potential for New Zealand's agri-food sector in the Golden State. New Zealand recently signed a cooperation deal on climate change with California, to promote sharing of information, experiences and research in reducing emissions as well as working together on projects that are good for the climate.  New Zealand exports to California last year earned  $2.3b, while imports from California cost nearly $1b. Karen Ross is the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture. She's here speaking at the 2035 Oceania Summit in Auckland - along with delegations from Australia and the Pacific,  discussing food threats and opportunities in the region.