New Zealand Agrichemical Education Trust (NZAET)

The NZAET was formed in 1992 by the primary producer groups and aims to develop and maintain good practice standards of agrichemical use.

Strategy and objectives

The Trust's Mission Statement is 'To facilitate the approved and safe use of agrichemicals in NZ consistent with sustainable land management and environmental protection through advocacy and education.'

Our strategy and business priorities for 2022-23 are available to download.


The current Trustees of the Trust are:

  • Erin Simpson (New Zealand Apples & Pears) - Chair
  • Glen Mackie (NZ Forest Owners Association)
  • Mike Parker (FAR)
  • Clinton Carroll (Rural Contractors NZ)
  • Farzana Adams (Zespri International Ltd)
  • Hugh Ritchie (HorticultureNZ)
  • Jeff Howe (AGCARM)
  • Sophie Badland (SWINZ)
  • Colin Hurst (Federated Farmers)
  • Bala Tikkisetty (Waikato Regional Council)

Annual Reports


Note: earlier annual reports are available on the Charities Register.