Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor is in Washington DC to speak at the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate Summit. Damien O’Connor says with changing consumer trends and a changing climate, NZ must continue to support our farmers and growers to keep up their work reducing on-farm emissions, growing exports, and retaining the sector’s competitive edge in international markets. The Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate Summit is this year’s milestone event for agriculture and climate change and Damien O’Connor says it is a rare opportunity for an international meeting of Agriculture Ministers to discuss the sustainable reduction of agricultural emissions. The summit has been organized by the United States and the United Arab Emirates. Damien O’Connor says export growth depends on our sustainability credentials and we’re focused on working with farmers and growers to be able demonstrate them.