MPI SLMACC - Adapting to climate change: Information for the New Zealand food system

16 February 2017

Working with our industry partners, through this project we have reviewed anticipated changes in the NZ food system, as a result of climate change predictions over a period of the next 50-100 years.

The project evaluated the impact of increased temperature and moisture change, due to climate change, on food spoilage, food safety, changing food disease profiles and harvest times. The project provided qualitative evidence based predictions of likely effects on the food system, models that the industry can now use to prepare and adapt so that economic performance is maintained.