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Land-based industries help see New Zealand through tough COVID times

COVID-19 Farming Pandemics Agriculture New Zealand

The report suggests that land-based industries like livestock, forestry, and agriculture were resilient during New Zealand’s lockdown period earlier this year. The report finds that these fields are coping with a number of uniquely New Zealand-based strengths, along with other factors beyond the country’s control. For example, the paper cites a mixture of strong demand from Asia, flexible supply chains that suit commodity products, and strong institutions that govern food processing have all contributed to New Zealand’s strong trading results throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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