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Version date: December 2017
Key changes: Version 1
Subject facilitator email:  seniorsecondary@tki.org.nz

What is Agribusiness about?

Agribusiness is defined as a course of study that integrates all the primary industries and businesses that comprise primary production. Primary industries comprises a group of sectors including:

  • agriculture
  • aquaculture
  • dairy manufacturing
  • equine
  • forestry
  • horticulture
  • seafood
  • sports turf

These form the basis of modern primary production.

Primary industry businesses often called agribusinesses include companies that are involved along the whole value chain including the manufacture, production operations, storage, processing, distribution of product and supplies, marketing of primary products and items made from them, along with support industries such as fertiliser companies, veterinarians, rural consultants and accountants.

Agribusiness curriculum guide content

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Last updated December 15, 2017