Export data released this week shows the horticulture industry is on track to meet its goal of being worth NZ$10 billion by 2020.
Having access to vertically integrated supply channels is a critical component of an effective permanent crop business model in New Zealand.
The growing international demand for high-end permanent crop products grown in New Zealand is driving the Kakariki Fund's four initial investments.
Comvita's unique manuka breeding programme is starting to pay dividends.
Laden with awards and phenomenal growth since its emergence in 2010, Hawke's Bay apple company Rockit Global has refreshed its market positioning and brand and is readying for its next wave of expansion.
The growth in Asia has presented huge opportunities for New Zealand horticulture to re-gear fruit production into proprietary varieties.
Discerning US millennials are driving demand for New Zealand grown premium hop varieties with their preference for premium priced craft beer.
Starting at the marketplace and working backwards has been fundamental to Maori-owned berry exporter Miro's successful investment in blueberry production.
Investors in MyFarm syndicates are benefitting from the export success of New Zealand's horticultural sectors, with strong cash returns in 2018/19.
Permanent crops for eight industries with collective market values of more than $20 billion have good investment potential in the primary sector.