The health of New Zealand’s economy is dependent on the rural farming community. As a nation, we need a strong rural backbone and government policy must encourage growth, continual improvement and innovation. Sustainability of farming practices are also paramount to any regulation. New Zealand farmers are world leaders in the use of technology in farming and encouraging forward thinking farming practices will help build more resilient rural communities.
New Conservative believes that developing Intellectual Property in New Zealand in Agriculture and Aquaculture, protecting it well and selling it globally is the key to improving outcomes in these key primary sectors.