New Zealand, Japan in food production
The New Zealand-Japan Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP) would see MBIE invest up to 400,000 NZ dollars ($336,587) each into three projects over two years.
The funding would be offered to New Zealand-based research teams with established collaborative links with Japanese research partners in one of the three fields: functionality evaluation or health applications of foods or ingredients; development of food products or processing methods; and improving food safety.
Japan is one of New Zealand's key strategic science and innovation partners and a world leader in functional foods and beverage research and development, MBIE international relationships manager Karla Falloon said in a statement. ■
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