NEW ZEALAND, Palmerston North. The New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC) has welcomed the findings of an independent review, which concluded the centre is a scientific success.
The NZAGRC is a partnership launched in 2010 between leading New Zealand agricultural greenhouse gas research providers and the Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium (PGGRC). It is also actively supporting other bodies such as the Global Research Alliance (GRA) on agricultural greenhouse gases.
The aim of the independent review was to determine if the NZAGRC has delivered as intended and assess its progress to date. The Centre is investing almost $49 mill. over ten years into New Zealand agricultural greenhouse gas emissions research.
The review has made recommendations including increasing the pace and breadth of the NZAGRC’s research, developing wider partnerships, seeking further relevant stakeholder input, and focusing on science extension and commercialisation.