Project 3:

Beyond 2027

Milestone 3.1
Milestone 3.2
Milestone 3.3
Milestone 3.1

Institute for agroecological crop protection established

An Institute for Agroecological Crop Protection will be established to effectively coordinate research, attract funds and investment, and will be positioned to continue to lead effective change in crop protection beyond the end of the programme.

Start date:

January 1, 2021

Key milestone:

December 31, 2021 - Appropriate options for the structure, function, funding and governance of an Institute for Agroecological Crop Protection developed and presented to the PGG for evaluation

Key milestone:

December 31, 2022 - Preferred option is accurately scoped and implementation plan approved by the PGG

Key milestone:

December 31, 2024 - Institute established and operational

End date:

March 31, 2027

Progress

The review of options for the structure, function, funding and governance of an Institute for Agroecological Crop Protection is underway. The deadline for the report has been brought forward to 30 June 2021, to be available as a resource for the PGG strategy session.

Milestone 3.2

Telling our story

Telling the credible, evidence based story of the horticulture, arable and wine sectors’ progress towards adopting agroecology as the basis for crop protection in export markets and domestically. This will further create the market pull and incentives for growers to adopt new crop protection methods and be able to tell their own food production stories.

Start date:

January 1, 2021

Key milestone:

December 31, 2021 - Promotional plan, strategy and budget developed for approval by the PGG

Key milestone:

December 31, 2022 - Credible, evidence-based progress towards adopting agroecology is the basis for telling our story

Key milestone:

December 31, 2025 - Market intelligence (Consumer Focus) confirms that consumers are aware of NZ’s progress towards agroecological crop protection.

End date:

March 31, 2027

Progress

Commences 1 January 2021

Milestone 3.3

Agroecology the basis for sector pest management programmes

Benchmarking crop protection programmes and monitoring the implementation of agroecological crop protection practices.

Start date:

April 1, 2020

Key milestone:

September 30, 2020 - Stock-take of the pest management programmes used by each industry to provide a benchmark of the current state

Key milestone:

March 31, 2021 - Plan developed for incorporating programme outcomes into crop protection programmes, updated annually Report on progress with the adoption of agroecological crop protection practices, compared to the Y1 benchmark, prior to the mid-term Programme Review and again in Year 6.

End date:

March 31, 2027

Progress

The stock-take of the pest management programmes commenced in June and is nearing completion.