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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15 April 2021

Good soil fertility is critical for our agricultural economy. We welcome today's report. One of the areas highlighted in the report is soil quality, and in particular, soil fertility as measured by the 'Olsen P' soil test. However, the report's analysis is based on a limited data set. Our analysis of industry data suggests a slightly different picture than presented in the report.

31 March 2021

Congratulation to Tim Jefferd, Regional Manager for the Eastern North Island at Agricom, who became the 300th person certified through our Nutrient Management Adviser Certification Programme.

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