Agriculture

Discussion paper
16 March 2017

This issues paper has been released to assist participants in preparing a submission to the public inquiry into National Water Reform. It outlines a range of issues about which the Commission is...

Report
24 January 2017

This audit assessed the effectiveness of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources' implementation of the new biosecurity legislative framework.

Strategy
14 December 2016

This draft plan aims to provide a framework for development, investment and land use planning in the New England north-west region.

Audio interview
26 November 2016

Saul Eslake and Fiona Simson discuss the regional economy and what is needed to drive growth.

Report
23 November 2016

Melbourne is surrounded by a highly productive foodbowl, but it faces challenges. How can Melbourne plan for a resilient city foodbowl that provides healthy food for a growing population, promotes...

Report
19 October 2016

Examines the issue of agricultural greenhouse gases – methane and nitrous oxide – which together form about half of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Working paper
19 October 2016

This paper explores how New Zealand should address agricultural greenhouse gas emissions: methane and nitrous oxide.

Working paper
19 October 2016

This report summarises current and emerging options, and discusses methods to calculate methane and nitrous oxide emissions at the paddock, farm, regional and national scale.

Working paper
10 October 2016

This paper uses a discrete choice model to estimate the relationship between pasture yields and rural land use. Land-use predictions from the model respond to climate change through its effects on...

Audio program
2 October 2016

It's been a year of wild weather and farmers are asking is climate change biting harder and faster than predicted?