The following tips and resources will provide the tools and information needed to support reducing emissions on your farm.
- Learn about the opportunities and costs associated with increasing your farm's positive footprint from the following sources:
- Changes in farming operation and management practice can reduce emissions and increase profit, such as regenerative practices as seen on Episode 7 on TVNZ or pragmatic permaculture solutions for market gardeners.
- Learn about the importance of soil carbon and check out the 4 in 1000 tips on increasing this and Koanga sequestration
- Learn about the benefits of bioenergy and the opportunities to make biofuels out of effluent, waste and trees here and see Southland's own biogas farm
- Plant trees and shelterbelts for carbon sequestration and reduce the burning of trees and slash. Get in touch with your local QEII Trust, NZ Forestry Association or Trees that Count for more information
- Consider gaining carbon credits from your trees, you can use the following resources for direction on this: MPI's Emissions Trading Scheme, permanent forest sink initiative or speak to a consultant, such as Ahika who have developed a forestry carbon calculator
- Consider different options for waste reuse and get personalised advice from Wastenet
- Learn more about different farming options including Once A day milking and growing your own maize and mixed deep-rooted cover crops.
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