Global demand for high-value manuka products is ever-increasing. New Zealand’s marginal land-owners are uniquely placed to take advantage of this.

Options landowners can consider include:

  • encouraging natural regeneration of manuka
  • planting marginal grazing land
  • planting to enrich land already reverting to manuka cover
  • planting cut-over forest land.
Developing a sustainable venture based on manuka is not necessarily straightforward. For example, manuka is a pioneer crop, and can be relatively short-lived. Its economic potential depends to a certain extent on its UMF level; this varies between NZ regions.
We can help you review the practical and economic aspects of developing a manuka venture.