Feeding the world’s growing population
New Zealand’s reputation as a quality food producer is growing.
The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand promotes and encourages responsible and scientifically-based nutrient management.
There was wide representation from across the sector at the launch of the Pastoral Industry Forage Strategy 2018-2036 in October.
The Strategy brings together key sector players including research organisations, plant breeders and farmers. The Fertiliser Association has been part of the Steering Group.
The objective of the integrated strategy is to increase the value of forage grown on New Zealand farms so that individual farmers are more profitable and sustainable. Developed in response to the lack of a framework for investing in the sector, the unified plan enables everyone to work together in a formal way for the benefit of the whole sector.
The plan is split into four themes: