Quick Facts - Fund overviews

Here is an overview of the main funding avenues for agricultural greenhouse gas research funding in New Zealand. Click of each fund name to learn more about each.

Organisation/Programme PGgRc NZAGRC GRA SLMACC Inventory Industry
Funder Industry / MBIE Industry / MBIE MPI (NZ GRA fund) MPI MPI Various (including government partnerships)
How funds are distributed Negotiated Negotiated Negotiated & competitive Competitive Competitive Negotiated & competitive
Funding scope Methane, Nitous oxide  Methane, nitous oxide, soil carbon and farm systems Methane, nitous oxide, soil carbon and farm systems Methane, nitous oxide, soil carbon, cross cutting, models, social science Methane, nitous oxide, soil carbon Productivity, nitrogen leaching, nitrogen efficiency
How funding decisions are made PGgRc Board decision guided by General Manager’s recommendation Director recommends to NZAGRC Steering Group External Technical Advisory Panel recommends to DG & MPI officials recommend to DG External advisory panel recommends to MPI DG MPI officials recommend to MPI DG Varied
How priorities are set Developed and signaled in 7 year plan, which isreviewed throughout by independent science and commercial advisory panels Signalled in 5 year science plan Grand Challenges set by an international panel; alignment with other multi-lateral funds; targeted investment based on advice from NZAGRC and GRA Livestock Research Group Annually by officials advised by experts and MPI staff Annually by MPI and MfE officials advised by external panels (NZoNet, Methanet and inventory expert advisory panel) Dependent on research interests. Efficiency and production are key concerns, with GHG reductions as co-benefit of efficiency/ productivity gains
Funding 2000-2020 ($m approx.) 2004-2012: $37m 2013-2019: $37.8m (funded 50/50 by industry/government) 2009-2019: $48.5m 2010-2020: $65m Varying. Currently $2.5m per year Varying. Currently $1.9m per year Funding from industry and government in support of industry objectives significantly exceeds $50m per year
Key linkages between funding streams PGgRc and NZAGRC co-invest in methane programme; PGgRc bids into SLMACC on a 1:1 co-funded basis; NZAGRC Director observer on PGgRc Board; PGgRc Manager sits on NZAGRC Steering Group; NZAGRC Director sits on SLMACC advisory group; PGgRc leads commercialisation of work on behalf of PGgRc and MPI investment. PGgRc and NZAGRC co-invest in methane programme; NZAGRC Director observer on PGgRc Board; PGgRc Manager sits on NZAGRC Steering Group; NZAGRC Director sits on SLMACC advisory group; PGgRc leads commercialisation of work on behalf of PGgRc and MPI investment; NZAGRC Director and Deputy Director provide advice for SLMACC, Inventory and GRA. This is direct research funding + provision of funding for other international funds/initiatives and secretariat support; NZAGRC input into technical advisory panel & priority setting; NZAGRC leads NZ input into all GRA Research Groups; NZAGRC contracts most and reports on all research activities. NZAGRC and PGgRc input; GHG projects need to align with PGgRc and NZAGRC strategies. NZAGRC input into advisory panels. Industry input into PGgRc as a co-funder; Advisors to various other funds.

 

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