Research structure and governance

Governance

  • A governance group includes in its scope, all research on avocados being undertaken by NZ Avocado and Plant & Food Research. The governance group includes the Chair, CEO and Research manager of NZ Avocado, Plant & Food Research staff and an independent member.

High level vision

  • The research programme is developed to better enable the industry to deliver on the five-year plan. It is developed with growers and industry stakeholders to address the issues that are currently or likely to impact growers. Plant & Food Research develop an avocado sector plan, drawing on the industry’s five-year plan and matching it with their capabilities. The research programme aims to deliver value to growers to support the vision to maximise grower profitability over the long term.

Plant & Food research

  • Plant & Food Research provide strong support to the avocado industry. Avocado research is funded by PFR core funding, external funding programmes led by PFR and research projects funded by NZ Avocado.

External funding

  • External funding is sought to further research projects and help deliver them to growers. We are grateful to receive funding from the Ministry for Primary Industries, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the Sustainable Food & Fibre Futures and AGMARDT.

Technical working group

  • The NZ Avocado Board approves the funding of all avocado research funded by growers, or led by NZ Avocado. Projects need to advance the growers ability to produce consistently high yields of high quality avocados, while preserving the environment.  

Grower funding of research

  • The NZ Avocado Board approves the funding of all avocado research funded by growers, or led by NZ Avocado. Projects need to advance the growers ability to produce consistently high yields of high quality avocados, while preserving the environment.