New Zealand Institute for Crop and Food Research
|Formed||1 April 1992|
|Dissolved||1 December 2008|
|Motto||Mana Kai Rangahau|
- sustainable water and land use
- high performance plants
- personalised foods
- high value marine products
- biomolecules and biomaterials
It had an annual turnover of approximately $53 million (2006) and a staff of 370. Its research funding came from a mix of local and international industry and government sources, and its research spanned both fundamental and applied research.
On 6 June 2003, a Piper Navajo Chieftain on a charter flight from Palmerston North to Christchurch crashed on approach to Christchurch Airport, killing the pilot and seven Crop and Food employees, and seriously injuring two others.
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