New Zealand has a population of over 4 million people. New Zealand’s agriculture and food sector accounts for almost 5% of gross national income. It employs 8% of the country’s working population, and food trade generates around 35% of national exports.
Agricultural production focuses on the following food crops: apples, potatoes, maize and wheat.
87-100% of the food energy consumed in New Zealand comes from crops that are not native to the region. Most of these plants’ diversity is found elsewhere around the planet.
New Zealand has contributed USD 1,453,800 to the Crop Trust Endowment Fund.