New Zealand hosting the RWC of biotechnology excites farmers

Released 13 Sep 2011

Federated Farmers believes NZBio winning the right to host the 2012 Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference to be the biotechnology equivalent of the Rugby World Cup (RWC). It presents an unbelievable opportunity to showcase New Zealand's burgeoning agbiotech sector.

"The 2012 Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference is the RWC of biotechnology. It's a real coup New Zealand will host it in 2012," says Dr William Rolleston, Federated Farmers Vice-President and its spokesperson on food production science.

Read full media release on Federated Farmers website

‘Slurry Bugs’ revolutionise sustainable farming practices ‘Slurry Bugs’ revolutionise sustainable farming practices

With a passion for bacteria and sustainable farming, Liz Russell, managing director of Envirosystems UK, will speak about new ways of reusing farm effluents, at the world’s most important Agricultural Biotech meeting,  ABIC 2012 on Sept 2- 6, in Rotorua next month.

Māori partner with agbio leaders to drive growth through scienceMāori partner with agbio leaders to drive growth through science

The Federation of Māori Authorities says supporting the world’s top agricultural biotechnology conference being held in Rotorua in September is an opportunity to connect its members with the best minds in the business.
Media Release, 19th June 2012Media Release, 19th June 2012

The breadth and depth of New Zealand’s approach to sustainability and its ability to collaborate are reflected in the programme announced for the world’s top agricultural biotechnology conference taking place in Rotorua in September.

Media Release, 13th Mar 2012Media Release, 13th Mar 2012

Key players in the global explosion of discoveries and interest in technologies that will fast track the development of affordable bio-based products, including bio fuels, will be in New Zealand this year for ABIC 2012.


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