24 Jun 2016

Young Entrepreneurs

From Country Life, 9:11 pm on 24 June 2016

Last week more than 130,000 people went through the gates at the National Agricultural Fieldays near Hamilton.

Ten of those were top, young South East Asian agri-business leaders and entrepreneurs.

They'd been selected on recommendations from our embassies and High Commissions in South East Asia and were in New Zealand on a programme managed by the Asia New Zealand Foundation - especially timed to coincide with Fieldays.

The Foundation says the programme was designed to give the participants an idea of what we do well in New Zealand,  how we use technology to farm and to detail government regulations around agriculture and why they've been put in place. The idea was also to put them in touch with people they might want to do business with.

The young agri-business leaders were from Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos and Myanmar.

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