Steve Carden

AuthorSteve Carden

Steve Carden is CEO of Pāmu Farms of New Zealand. Pāmu is the brand name for Landcorp, a State Owned Enterprise, and one of New Zealand’s most innovative farmers and food businesses. It is also the name given to the quality products created by the company. Pāmu is the Māori word ‘to farm’ and reflects the deep connection New Zealanders have with the land, born from respect, and a genuine desire to protect and enhance the environments in which the company works. It’s a proud provenance that stands behind every product bearing the Pāmu name.

Farming must respect the past but build a different future

As chief executive of a two billion dollar agriculture sector business, I have the job of trying to figure out how we make the transition from a traditional farming business, which has been New Zealand’s backbone for over a century, to a new, yet to be fully defined, farming future. But before we look to the future, here’s a bit of history. Pāmu, formerly Landcorp, has been around for 130 years...

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