Current funding

The Government is investing nearly $50 million in the NZAGRC’s domestic activities over the period July 2019 to June 2025. Additional Government funding supports the NZAGRC’s international efforts.

Funding for domestic activities

The NZAGRC receives dedicated funding of $4.85 million per year (over six years commencing 1 July 2019) from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). We also receive $4.85 million per year (over four years commencing 1 July 2019) from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Strategic Science Investment Fund (SSIF).

The spread of MPI and MBIE funding from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2025.
  2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25 TOTAL
MPI $4.85m $4.85m $4.85m $4.85m $4.85m $4.85m $29.1m
MBIE $4.85m $4.85m $4.85m $4.85m 0 0 $19.4m
TOTAL $9.7m $9.7m $9.7m $9.7m $4.85m $4.85m $48.5m

These funds are invested in our domestic research programme, competitive Innovation Fund, outreach and policy support, facilities and infrastructure, and administration.

International funding

The NZAGRC receives separate funding from MPI to deliver research coordination and capability building services to the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA). The GRA was set up by New Zealand in 2010 to bring countries together to find ways to grow more food without growing greenhouse gas emissions.

You can read about our services to the GRA in the International activities section of this website.

Other funding sources

The NZAGRC works closely with other agencies and initiatives aligned with the Government’s climate change response strategy, contributing where appropriate.

For example, between 2018 and 2020 we received a series of contracts worth $1.17 million from MPI’s Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change programme (SLMACC). These funded the development, testing and delivery of much-needed resources to help farmers better understand climate change, agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and ways to reduce them.

You can read more about these initiatives in the Outreach section of this website.