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My Daily Digest: March 8, 2021

Better to adapt than be left behind  A report out today by software company Raygun states that five years’ worth of technological transformation occurred in just eight weeks last year because of covid-19.

Essentially, businesses were forced to evolve to things like working from home or providing more e-commerce options.

They say it’s set to continue as productivity gains are banked.

In some respects New Zealand was a little behind the times when it came to adopting online behaviours.

Our meat, for instance, is increasingly bought online by consumers overseas but not many people here do the same. 

Covid-19 has massively changed the way the world works. We’ve found workarounds out of necessity but many of them will stick.

The trick for food exporters is to move quickly to seize these new opportunities.


Bryan Gibson


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BNZ’s head of natural capital Dana Muir discusses New Zealand’s first farm sustainability-linked loan and will explain why capital incentives can deliver financial and environmental benefits. 

We also hear how we can continue to reduce on-farm accidents. WorkSafe’s Engagement Lead Al McCone will explain the new regulations.

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