As part of ANZ’s commitment to New Zealand farming, we offer specialised research and insights on the key issues affecting the farming sector.

We have specialists in rural economics who provide in-depth analysis of rural markets and commodities. They are supported by our wider economics team who provide comment and analysis of the wider economic environment, and the potential impact of economic trends and issues on your farming business.


ANZ Agri Insights: Preparing farming businesses for a sustainable future – May 2023

Hear from ANZ’s Agriculture Economist, Susan Kilsby, and AgFirst’s Managing Director, Erica van Reenen, on:

  • What’s happening in the economy across the agri sector
  • What agri businesses can do to improve their environmental outcomes
  • Options for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.

Hosted by ANZ Regional Manager, Mark Grenside.

Agri-Women’s Development Trust

The Agri-Women’s Development Trust (AWDT) is a charitable organisation that provides a trusted and enabling environment for all agri-women to realise their potential and contribute to the growth of New Zealand’s agriculture sector. 

ANZ has been the Strategic Partner of AWDT since 2012, and proud to support agri-women in business and the agri sector. 

Rural Support Trust

Rural Support Trust around New Zealand have local, rural people who know from experience that pressures can mount up. Their networks and training can help with all kinds of situations, and help farmers get through challenges. 

ANZ are supporting Matt Chisholm, TV personality and mental wellness advocate, to deliver workshops around the country discussing wellness and work life balance.

Role of forestry in meeting climate change obligations

Land use change in New Zealand will be required to achieve improved sustainability. Policy changes, grants towards planting costs and the opportunity to gain revenue from carbon credits will all incentivise more trees to be planted. However, planting additional trees will only be truly sustainable if done in a way that also meets the social and economic needs of our rural communities.

Industry tips and case studies

An easier way for red meat farmers to make tough decisions

It can be tough choosing the best areas to invest in, in any business. Our latest benchmarking reports highlight how vital these decisions can be in the red meat sector – revealing a massive income divergence between top quartile and bottom quartile performing farms. 

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