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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FANZ Submission on Climate Change Commission Draft Advice to Government

We support the overall approach they have taken to their work and the vast majority of their conclusions.

"It was good to be able to scrutinise the data behind their analysis," says Vera Power, Chief Executive of the Fertiliser Association of New Zealand.

"Our submission focuses on the policies to support emissions reductions from the agricultural sector as this is the area where we consider we can make the most contribution."

"We agree that the budgets proposed are ambitious, but with commitment from all sectors is achievable."

"We were also pleased to see that their recommendations include what we see as a pressing point - the lack of regulatory pathways for new agricultural emissions reduction technologies, which is a barrier to investment in innovation.

"The Government urgently needs to progress regulations to enable use of approved, effective mitigation products. This will remove a barrier to reducing agricultural emissions."

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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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24 November 2021

FANZ has made a submission to the Ministry for the Environment on Te hau mārohi ki anamata - Transitioning to a low-emissions and climate-resilient future

The primary sector has a key role to play in helping achieve global reductions in greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining food security. This requires low-emission production systems, with increased efficiencies and the use of new mitigation technologies. 

Investment in the development and adoption of new technologies requires a clear regulatory pathway to market. We will need to work internationally with trading nations and also locally with existing qualified networks within the agricultural community for the extension and adoption of new mitigations.  

You can read our submission in full here.


30 September 2021

We recently submitted evidence to the Environment Select Committee on proposals to ban nitrogen fertiliser.

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