6 Dec 2008

Grant for AgResearch

3:45 pm on 6 December 2008

AgResearch says it will be able to minimise job losses following a $1.8 million grant from the Foundation for Research, Science & Technology.

The Crown research institute earlier said around 20 personnel could have been made redundant, but it now says the number will be lower.

Chief executive Andrew West says AgResearch will be able to use the money to retain scientific and technical capabilities and support farmers and the food and textile industries.