Summits and Workshops
The Riddet Institute Summit 2018 Balancing People, Planet and Prosperity: New Zealand’s role as a World future food producer was held on 6th December 2018, at the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand.
The 2018 Riddet Institute International Summit brought together recognised local and global thought-leaders to spark the conversation on the future of global food production. The Summit was a timely exploration of New Zealand’s place in this new future while balancing people, planet and prosperity.
With the world’s population predicted to increase to 8.5 billion over the next 20 years, the challenge is on for food producing nations like New Zealand. Yet arguably, primary industry food production has never been under greater threat owing to perceptions of the social and environmental costs of animal-based agriculture and the rise of synthetic or ‘clean meat’ and plant-based proteins. New Zealand is producing enough food and beverages annually for over five times our population but global food systems are being challenged to nutritiously and sustainably feed everyone.
Speaker presentations from the summit can be found below
A Call to Arms
A contribution to a New Zealand Agrifood strategy.
Our vision for New Zealand’s agrifood sector in 2025 is profitable overseas earnings of $60 billion, sustainably contributing to New Zealand’s social, environmental and economic well-being in a changing world and ensuring New Zealand continues to be a great place in which to live and pursue a career.
We have developed a high level agrifood strategy for New Zealand with particular focus on Future Foods research development and education needs that will support development of the agrifood industry in the years to 2050.
This report is a launching pad for New Zealand’s accelerated sustainable growth in agribusiness.
Summit 2018: Balancing people, plant and prosperity, speaker presentations
Meeting the world’s food needs Professor Louise O. Fresco
Prospects for food and agriculture: Balancing people, planet and prosperity Professor Emeritus Robert L. Thompson
Food Nation: What is it and how to make it real Hon Steve Maharey
Inspiring a new generation of food producers Julia Jones