G2G Know-How

Taking New Zealand's state sector solutions to the world

New Zealand is globally recognised for its world-leading and trustworthy state sector expertise. G2G Know-How commercialises this expertise by selling it to other governments, helping other countries improve their state-sector performance.

The G2G Know-How team provides a one-stop shop to gain access into state sector experts and IP across Sustainable Food Systems (Food Safety, Food Supply), Government Innovation and Effectiveness, and Education.

By the numbers

1st
in the world for
Government budget transparency

Source: International Budget Partnership, Open Budget Survey, 2019.

1st
of 190 economies for
ease of doing business

Source: Doing Business Report, The World Bank, 2019.

2nd
in the world for
corruption transparency

Source: Corruptions Perceptions Index, Transparency International, 2018.

5th
out of 160 countries
for business friendliness

Source: Forbes Best Countries for Business, 2019.


Why partner with New Zealand

New Zealand is recognised globally for its stable and successful governing environment, contributing to a prosperous and innovative society. Extensive de-regulation over several decades has reduced regulatory burdens and made New Zealand one of the world's most efficient and competition friendly economies.

Ranking first in the world at ease of doing business (World Bank 2018), first in the world for lowest perceived corruption, a world leader in sustainability and one of the most peaceful countries in the world (Global Peace Index 2017), governments can have confidence that we are one of the most trusted partners in the world.

New Zealand knows first-hand the challenges of growing an economy and understands the need to implement practical solutions. New Zealand has deep expertise across Sustainable Food Systems (Food Safety, Food Supply), Government Innovation and Effectiveness, and Education. Solutions can range from flexible but effective policy frameworks, applied science, to full scale hands-on implementation.

A government-to-government partnership with New Zealand will focus on building state sector capability and capacity in your country, while enhancing bilateral relationships. Advances occur through joint-project teams which seek to build long-term sustainable local capability.

About G2G

G2G Know-How is a partnership between the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE). 'G2G' is shorthand for the 'Government to Government' partnerships that we form. 'Know How' reflects our role as expert connectors and enablers.

We have a dedicated New Zealand-based team of well-networked industry experts and team members based in key markets around the world, who have deep insights of the local culture and market complexities as well as strong networks at a government level.


New Zealand sectors of expertise

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New Zealand has a global reputation for agribusiness and high-quality food production systems.

Uniquely, New Zealand is a highly successful developed country that relies on the trade of agricultural products to support economic growth. New Zealand's agriculture sector operates without subsidies and relies on highly efficient small farms to drive agricultural output. Efficiency gains now enable New Zealand to feed a global population the equivalent of some 70 million people. This leading reputation for agri-business enables New Zealand to partner with countries looking for innovative systems and technology to meet the increasing demands for safe and secure supplies of food.

Leading with technology

By 2050, global agricultural production will need to increase by 70 percent to feed a population that will grow from seven billion to nine billion. New Zealand is emerging as a leading provider of agricultural technology solutions, including for countries that increasingly need to feed growing populations, and we are actively looking for opportunities to share our expertise. New Zealand's geographic isolation has forced farmers to innovate in order to maximise agricultural and horticultural output. This has occurred through world leading science, efficient management and innovative marketing strategies.

Healthy and efficient food production

Over a century of excellence in food production, agriculture and exporting has provided the base for New Zealand's highly competitive and efficient primary production systems. New Zealand's expertise in pasture-based production has made it the world leader in efficient and low cost conversion of pasture to protein, and the systems that surround it — from food safety to processing and logistics. New Zealand's pastoral farming system enjoys significantly lower capital and operating costs than other farm systems, and there are considerable opportunities to modify and adapt this to other climates and geographic locations.

New Zealand's expertise in the horticulture sector is similarly world-leading. By a considerably margin, New Zealand continues to be the most efficient producer of many stone and pipfruit varieties, and a leading exponent of post-harvest handling and exporting.

Adaptable farming

New Zealand farming and agri-business systems have been adapted for a range of countries and climates including Brazil, China, the South Pacific and Saudi Arabia. New Zealand agri-business solutions, from herd improvement, software, pasture mapping and management, to farm automation equipment, can easily be integrated on-farm to maximise productivity and profitability. Recent services provided to international customers have included veterinary training, meat-processing regulation, the development of an innovative measurement tool for sap flow in trees, regeneration of a pipfruit sector and the introduction of improved animal genetics.

Keen to know how we can help with your project?

Case studies

Sustainable fishery solutions in demand in Abu Dhabi

Environment Abu Dhabi has been working with NIWA, Maven International, G2G and other New Zealand fisheries experts since 2013 to survey fisheries.

Improving orchardists production in Northern India

G2G assisted Plant & Food Research of NZ with the Himachal Pradesh Horticultural Development Project to improve fruit production in Northern India.

Supporting ease of doing business in the Philippines

G2G has been working with the Philippines government since 2016 to improve business registration and licensing systems and processes.

World class food safety programmes in Qatar

G2G has been working with the Philippines government since 2016 to improve business registration and licensing systems and processes.

Productivity solutions for Dak Nong's avocados

Plant & Food Research of New Zealand is working with SAM Agritech to improve the productivity and quality of Dak Nong's high value avocados.

Contact us

G2G Know-How is based in Wellington and is part of New Zealand's government network present in 50 countries around the world.

We welcome approaches from governments seeking to grow their capability. To contact us, please email us at G2GTeam@nzte.govt.nz

Office details

Contact our Wellington office

Street address:

Postal address:

PO Box 2878, Wellington, 6140, New Zealand

A government partnership

G2G Know-How is a partnership between the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE).

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