Get involved: Entry Level and Agriculture qualification development projects

Muka Tangata has launched two simultaneous qualification development projects for all food and fibre Entry Level and Agriculture qualifications, standards and micro-credentials.

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Women in the food and fibre sector

Just over 100,000 women work in our food and fibre sector, 1/3 of the total workforce.

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December 2023 SOPI report

The report provides an update on the export performance and issues affecting New Zealand's food and fibre sector. 


Churn in the food and fibre sector

The biggest source of new entrants in food and fibre industries represented by Muka Tangata are people who have not worked in the industry previously (industry changers).

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Introduction to the Māori WDP

Our team has begun work on a Māori Workforce Development Plan (MWDP) for the food and fibre sector and are pleased to release a video introduction to the project.  

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Partnership supports good outcomes for learners

Muka Tangata and the National Trade Academy (NTA) are working together to support good outcomes for learners. 

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Retention is a critical issue as it directly affects the stability and growth of the Food and Fibre sector.

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