The NCEA focuses on outcome driven research projects aimed at meeting client and industry needs and is active in the following two key programs and six theme areas.
Program 1: Irrigation and Natural Resource Management
Program 2: Agricultural and Bio-Systems Engineering
The NCEA are implementing a long term investment strategy to grow areas of opportunity and increase our capabilities in these theme areas. NCEA reserves are being used to underwrite a range of initiatives, in particular funding of post doc and engineering research positions. A total of 4 new research staff appointments were made during 2011 with a further 4 to be made in 2012.