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New Zealand Sets Out Research Vision

by 5m Editor
28 November 2005, at 12:00am

NEW ZEALAND - The head of New Zealand&#39;s largest agricultural research organisation has unveiled the company&#39;s visionary &#39;2020 Science&#39; strategy, outlining &#39;Five Big Ideas&#39; to lead the pastoral sector and biotechnology industries through the next 15 years. &quot;These big ideas, while nice and simple and not too modest, are critical for the success of the pastoral sector and biotechnology industries,&quot; said AgResearch Chairman Rick Christie. Mr Christie, stressed that while ideas were big on their own, the task of achieving them would be a real challenge if funding remains at its present levels. &quot;We must lift funding from all sources if we are to make the quantum shifts necessary to maintain our competitive advantage.&quot; AgResearch Chief Science Strategist, Dr Stephen Goldson, told Farming Life that &#39;2020 Science&#39; set targets for AgResearch that will hopefully be supported by the entire grassland sector. &quot;Within our &#39;Five Big Ideas&#39; we talk about changes, which in simple terms means reducing resource input while increasing output,&quot; Dr Goldson said. <i>Source: FarmingLife</i>

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