Feeding the world’s growing population

New Zealand’s reputation as a quality food producer is growing.

Optimising food production

Over the next 50 years farmers around the world will need to produce more food than has been grown over the past 10,000 years.

Best use from a limited resource

Fertiliser helps farmers produce food efficiently by replenishing the soil. But fertiliser needs to be used responsibly.

Responsible and sustainable nutrient management

The Fertiliser Association invests in research and tools to ensure farm profitability while minimising nutrient losses to the environment.

The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand promotes and encourages responsible and scientifically-based nutrient management.

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Pastoral Industry Forage Strategy launched

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:

  • Working together
  • Forage improvement
  • On-farm innovation
  • Ready and responsible

Pastoral Industry Forage Strategy 2018-2036 - short summary

The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand and Dairy NZ funded development of the Nutrient Management Adviser Certification Programme (NMACP). This industry-wide certification aims to ensure that advisers have the learning, experience and capability to give sound nutrient advice.

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17 April 2019

Soil scientists have reached a new milestone, digitally mapping more than 8 million hectares of New Zealand soils.

17 April 2019

An innovative recycling project by AgRecovery could see agricultural waste transformed into new agricultural products - including the woven polypropylene bags that fertiliser is stored in.

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