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  • $53.1 billion
    Food and Fibre Sector Export Revenue year to June 2022 (MPI)
  • 81.4%
    Food and Fibre Sector Contribution to National Export Trade in year to June 2022 (Stats NZ, MPI)
  • 10.7%
    Contribution to National GDP for year ending March 2021 (Stats NZ, MPI)
  • China
    Largest export market (35%) for all Food and Fibre Products for year to June 2022 (Stats NZ, MPI)
  • 13%
    of New Zealand’s Workforce was Employed in Food and Fibre Sector in year ending March 2020, (Stats NZ, MPI)
  • 16%
    of the Muka Tangata Industries Workforce were Māori in 2020 (Stats NZ IDI)
  • 25 – 34 year olds
    Largest Age Bracket within Muka Tangata Industries Workforce in 2020 (Stats NZ IDI)
  • ~4600
    Number of Māori-owned Businesses in the Muka Tangata Industries in 2020 (Stats NZ IDI)
Introduction to the Workforce Development Plans

Muka Tangata Workforce Development Council released 14 industry-specific workforce development plans online in April 2023.

Learn about the plans, their content, why they are online, and where we are going next.