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Peanuts in Northland- Industry Case Development


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RFx ID : 25976522
Tender Name : Peanuts in Northland- Industry Case Development
Reference # : PINIC22
Open Date : Tuesday, 28 June 2022 11:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date  : Wednesday, 13 July 2022 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 50100000 - Nuts and seeds
  • 50160000 - Chocolate and sugars and sweeteners and confectionary products
  • 50220000 - Cereal and pulse products
  • 70111500 - Plants and ornamental trees
  • 70131600 - Land and soil preparation
  • 70131700 - Land and soil management
  • 70141500 - Crop production
  • 70141700 - Crop management
  • 70141800 - Crop planting and cultivation
  • 70141900 - Crop harvesting
  • 70142000 - Post harvesting crop processing
  • 73131700 - Fruits and vegetables processing
  • 73131900 - Grains and sugar and oils and fat processing
  • New Zealand
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Codie McIntyre
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
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For Northland, if peanuts were able to be successfully commercialised, this would provide existing landowners with the ability to improve productivity, diversify their existing farming systems and, given peanuts are a nitrogen fixing plant, potentially reduce their reliance on synthetic nitrogen application. On a more macro level the opportunity also has the potential to positively diversify the cropping/horticultural sector in Northland and create opportunities for investment in processing facilities and thus creating greater employment both directly and in associated service sectors. It is envisioned that peanuts will likely be used as a rotational crop within existing agricultural/horticultural systems.

This project seeks to further test the feasibility of growing hi-oleic peanuts in Northland on a larger scale, building upon the outcomes and findings of the 2020 SFFF funded project- Feasibility of growing hi-oleic peanuts in Northland which was led by Picot Productions and delivered in partnership with Plant & Food Research and Manaaki Whenua- Landcare Research. The outcomes of the initial trials were positive and indicative of the fact that areas of Northland have the right soil types and growing conditions to potentially commercialise the peanut opportunity. See final report attached.

This project is split into four workstreams which will take place over a two-year period, slowly scaling up in trial site size each growing season. The year one activities have nearly concluded and included 5 trial sites ranging in 0.01-0.5ha in size and the year two activities will take place over a similar number of sites ranging in size from 0.01-1ha. One of the work streams of the project focuses on the development of an industry/business case which incorporates the findings of the trial and how/where the costs are incurred across the value chain, as well as the various demand side factors, with a view to assess the viability of developing an industry and identification of how the industry could be structured to maximise returns for those involved in the value chain.

See attached TOR for a more detailed description of the requirements.