Farming

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Farmers
Farms
Intensive farming
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Towards net zero: practical policies to reduce agricultural emissions

Governments around the world are moving to ‘net zero’, to limit the impacts of climate change. ‘Net zero’ means reducing emissions and then offsetting the rest by removing carbon from the atmosphere and permanently storing it, possibly in trees or underground. This report focuses mainly...
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How can Australia’s agriculture sector realise opportunity in a low emissions future?

This report outlines a number of technologies, practices and actions that easily reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Taken together, they suggest the Australian agriculture sector could play a significant role in pioneering global climate solutions, and take advantage of future opportunities to increase value and diversify...
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Overseer whole-model review

The Overseer is a model that aims to estimate farm-scale nutrient flows. This document reviews the Overseer model. This is necessary to assess whether it can confidently be used as a decision support tool.
Briefing paper

An everyman's guide for a landholder to participate in soil carbon farming in Australia

Soil carbon farming has been mooted as one of the key strategies for offsetting Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. This paper explains in simple terms the procedures for a landholder to participate in the Australian government’s Emissions Reduction Fund.
Discussion paper

Freshwater farm plan regulations

This consultation document seeks feedback on options that will inform the development of freshwater farm plan regulations under part 9A of the Resource Management Amendment Act 2020.
Report

Good farm planning principles: towards integrated farm planning

This document explains what an integrated farm planning approach is, and how it can help farmers meet their goals.
Report

A fair transition for farming

This report proposes a renewed social contract for farming, which would set out the roles and responsibilities for farmers, the state and the public, in the shift towards a net-zero and nature-positive economy.
Guide

Intensive winter grazing module 2021/2022

This module should provide some helpful actions on how to plan for a successful 2021/2022 winter grazing season and looking after animals.
Report

Farmed animal welfare law in New Zealand: investigating the gap between the Animal Welfare Act 1999 and its delegated legislation

This report comprehensively analyses the codes of welfare and regulations established under the Animal Welfare Act 1999 (the Act) and the processes by which the codes and regulations were established.
Report

A growing problem: exploring livestock farm resilience to droughts in unit record data

Climate models indicate that New Zealand’s farms will be increasingly exposed to adverse climate events in the future. In this study, the authors empirically investigate drought impacts on farm enterprises by linking financial, agricultural and productivity data from Statistics New Zealand’s Longitudinal Business Database (LBD)...