Ministry for Primary Industries

MPI’s purpose is to Grow and Protect New Zealand.

Our focus is on the success of the primary industries for the benefit of all New Zealanders. To achieve this, MPI plays a pivotal role across four core systems that are central to the success of New Zealand’s primary sector: Biosecurity; Food Safety; Primary Production; and Trade.

Alongside this, MPI is striving to help the primary sector double the value of exports by enabling industries to grow and to strengthen their environmental performance.

MPI’s broad mandate allows for a wide view of issues and opportunities across the full value chain of primary production – from the paddock, forest or oceans, through to the processing and transportation system, all the way to market and, ultimately, consumers.

We remain highly dedicated to enabling New Zealand’s primary industries to succeed at home and around the world.

Ministry for Primary Industries