Member organisations

The NZAGRC’s nine members hold much of New Zealand’s capacity and expertise in research targeting the reduction of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions. This helps ensure that NZAGRC-led research is leading-edge, well-coordinated and aligned closely to New Zealand’s national climate change priorities.


AgResearch is the legal host of the NZAGRC and is New Zealand’s largest provider of pastoral agriculture research and development. AgResearch’s two main areas of focus are in creating smart, sustainable farming systems, and the most sought-after food and bio products.

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DairyNZ is the industry organisation that represents all New Zealand dairy farmers and is the centre of on-farm dairy research and development in New Zealand.

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Manaaki Whenua
Landcare Research

Manaaki Whenua delivers leading science to support New Zealand’s management of terrestrial biodiversity and land resources, protect and enhance the terrestrial environment and grow New Zealand’s prosperity.

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Massey University

Massey University combines leading capability in fundamental sciences with application to the agriculture sector and hosts the New Zealand Biochar Research Centre.

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Lincoln University

Lincoln University is the oldest agricultural teaching institution in the Southern Hemisphere and supports NZAGRC research on nitrous oxide, soil carbon and integrated farm systems.

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NIWA’s mission is to conduct leading environmental science that enables the sustainable management of New Zealand’s natural resources.

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The Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium (PGgRc) is a consortium of eight agricultural industry organisations that invest some of their funds and levies to develop mitigation solutions through research, in partnership with the New Zealand Government.

Given the shared goal of reducing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, the PGgRc works closely with the NZAGRC, including jointly planning and investing in the methane programme since 2012.

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Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food provides research and innovation to ensure sustainable growth of plant and marine-based food industries.

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Scion specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry, wood and wood-derived materials and other biomaterial sectors. Although the NZAGRC’s scope does not include forestry, Scion scientists hold relevant skills in the areas of integrated solutions/farm systems management and lead the NZAGRC’s dedicated Iwi/Māori research effort.

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