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  • Agriculture and Environment

    Finding the balance between production and sustainability

Agriculture and Environment

Our natural resources of land, water and air support our livelihood, lifestyle and biodiversity. The Institute of Agriculture and Environment provides teaching, research and services to find the right balance between agricultural production and long-term environmental sustainability.

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Our courses focus on the development of sustainable land-based primary industries, and on understanding and managing the geodiversity and biodiversity of New Zealand’s ecosystems.



Our wide-ranging expertise enables multi-disciplinary research into economic and environmental ecosystems, from the most intensive farming and horticulture to eco-tourism and wildlife conservation.

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Our staff work in collaboration with iwi on research including environmental management, volcanic risk assessment and species and ecosystem conservation in New Zealand.


Tuapaka Hill Country research symposium
Scientists, farmers, businesses and regulators from across the region gathered at Massey University earlier this month to discuss the research being...
Animal genetics boosted by new centre
Massey University's AL Rae Centre for Genetics and Breeding was officially launched last night, bringing world-leading New Zealand scientist...
Massey flatmates battle for farming title
This year's Young Farmer of the Year Grand Final is showcasing three Massey graduates who will know a thing or two about their competition, having...



Phone +64 6 350 5799 x 84844
Fax +64 6 350 5680

Head of Institute Professor Peter Kemp

Institute of Agriculture and Environment
College of Sciences
Massey University
Private Bag 11 222
Palmerston North 4442


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