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The latest updates from Food & Fibre CoVE.

In our February update there is an opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed Food and Fibre Skills Framework, and read the latest research reports:…
2023 has been a year of challenges and opportunities so when we asked the team to reflect on the past 12 months some key themes…
Aquaculture – more so than ocean fishing – has huge growth potential, and will play a key part in providing high quality protein to an…
It is hard to believe it’s September already. 2023 has been full of challenges and opportunities; some we have embraced whole-heartedly, while others have tested…
A first of its kind research programme will explore the incredible work supporting young New Zealanders transitioning from secondary school, to reach their fulfilled career…
Hardly a day goes by that I don’t have a conversation with someone that doesn’t in some way relate to the shortage of capable, skilled…
Food and fibre – roughly 80% of Aotearoa’s export receipts – will remain the mainstay of our export economy, but the growth of quality products…
It’s been an extremely busy three months since our last newsletter. We were delighted to finally welcome everyone to the inaugural Research and Insights Forum…
Our Research and Insights Forum was held in May, an interesting and beneficial day for all those who attended. If you missed out on the…
At Food and Fibre Centre of Vocational Excellence (Food and Fibre CoVE) we believe innovation and investment are crucial to developing a skilled workforce. With…
Tēnā koutou katoa Food and Fibre Centre of Vocational Excellence (FFCoVE) has gone from strength to strength in its second year of operation as evidenced…
Earlier in 2023 it was reported in Stuff  experts were calling  for the development of a national food plan for Aotearoa New Zealand to support…
Living and working in Hawkes Bay, it would be easy to define recent weather events as simply Cyclone Gabrielle. In reality, the past summer has…
I doubt that among you, there isn’t a single person who hasn’t been affected in some way by the recent weather events and the aftermath…
When poet John Donne wrote, “no man is an island” in a poem of the same name, it is clear what he meant by this…
It’s a question the Food and Fibre CoVE team is regularly asked, and it’s not a simple one to answer. To some degree it depends…
Food and Fibre Centre of Vocational Excellence (FFCoVE) exists to challenge the status quo and make a positive impact, not only on vocational training, but…
As 2022 draws to a close, many projects are completed or nearing completion. Looking forward, in 2023 we will develop some of the outputs from…
Welcome to our latest newsletter, filled with news and views, an update on projects, recent site visits and events. In a recent media release, Chair…
Food and Fibre CoVE Chair Dr Mark Paine Training in the food and fibre sector needs to not only focus on upskilling the mainstream workforce,…
Building a community of interest around a new educational website for the food and fibre sector is important to engage with educators and providers in…
Establishing a framework for short courses in the Food and Fibre sector is the aim of a project seeking to present learners with a cohesive…
Tēnā koutou katoa. In its first year of operation the Food and Fibre Centre for Vocational Excellence (FFCoVE) has laid a solid foundation of projects…
A new website, techenabledlearning.nz, is providing technology-enabled learning resources and information to educators and providers in farming, forestry, horticulture and fishing, but is also a…
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