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.
21 June 2023
With a focus on fertiliser, FANZ has submitted on the Climate Change Commission’s '2023 Draft advice to inform the strategic direction of the Government’s second emissions reduction plan'.
FANZ supports the proposed recommendations for agriculture. The fertiliser industry has supported farmers to contribute to the reductions through increased efficiencies, precision agriculture technologies, improved management and reductions in nitrogen fertiliser use.
Enabling use and recognition of a broad range of emissions-reducing practices and technologies is a key to realising emission reductions.
22 April 2023
In April 2023 we submitted to the New Zealand Productivity Commission on Improving Economic Resilience.
The key points of our submission were that sourcing materials from around the world is at the heart of the supply of fertiliser ingredients for food production in New Zealand. We focused on two aspects of supply chain risk - sourcing materials globally and getting materials to New Zealand.
29 January 2023
Our first submission of 2023 was on the Natural and Built Environment Bill, to the Environment Select Committee.
We focused on the provisions relating to soils in the Bill in the context that farming and food production are critically dependent on New Zealand's soils, both now and for the future.
19 November 2022
We made a submission to the Ministry for the Environment on Te tātai utu o ngā tukunga ahuwhenu - Pricing agricultural emissions.
Our submission outlines why the Association strongly supports the pricing mechanism as originally outlined in the He Waka Eka Noa partnership proposal. The proposal provides a path forward for managing agricultural emissions, while recognising the importance of our primary exports to the New Zealand economy.
We also detail why we support a farm-level levy system which includes nitrogen fertiliser; and oppose an interim processor-level levy in 2025.
9 July 2022
Our submission to the Ministry for the Environment on Exposure Draft of Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 was generally supportive of the proposed technical amendments. The exception was the clause relating to a specific focus on managing nutrients to achieve on-farm outcomes.
9 July 2022
Fertiliser Association of New Zealand submitted to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) on the Draft Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) Notice. We were generally supportive of the proposal for improved clarity on requirements but outlined some concerns. Our submission focused on fertilisers rather than soil conditioners or biostimulants.
30 March 2022
We submitted to Taumata Arowai, the new water services regulator for Aotearoa New Zealand, on Drinking Water Standards for New Zealand (Draft) 20 December 2021. Our submission exclusively addressed the Drinking Water Standard for nitrate.
29 November 2021
Fertiliser Association of New Zealand submitted to the Ministry for the Environment on Te hau mārohi ki anamata - Transitioning to a low-emissions and climate-resilient future. Submissions will help to shape the Ministry's emissions reduction plan.
1 November 2021
We submitted to the Ministry for the Environment on its Freshwater Farm Plan Regulations Discussion Document. Our submission called for clear long-term direction in regulation for freshwater management to ensure confidence in business investment for both production and environmental targets.
6 October 2021
We submitted evidence to the Environment Select Committee on proposals to ban nitrogen fertiliser. Our submission outlines the importance and role that nitrogen fertiliser plays in food production in New Zealand.