Review of the Transforming Dairy Value Chain Primary Growth Partnership

Sapere was engaged by the Ministry of Primary Industries to evaluate the achievements and expected outcomes from the Transforming the Dairy Value Chain Primary Growth Partnerships Programme.

Transforming the Dairy Value Chain programme was a broad and complex undertaking with audacious goals. It broke new ground for New Zealand and all parties involved as it demanded a level of collaboration not previously seen across industry, government and academia.

We looked at what was accomplished by the programme, and the potential future benefits of the TDVC programme to New Zealand. We also looked at how well the programme was executed, and identified lessons that can be learned from the TDVC programme and how those lessons might apply to other Primary Growth Partnership programmes and investment management.

We find that the programme was worth the effort and money. We show this by setting out our estimate of the additional benefit created through the programme over the years. We also highlight several unquantifiable but equally important areas of value.

More information about the programme can be found on the Ministry’s website:



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