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Shaping Futures: FAO Empowers Papua New Guinea’s Youth For Policy Advocacy And Sustainable Agricultural Development

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 20:31:29 +1300 | EU STREIT PNG

The FAO, under the EU-STREIT PNG Programme, pioneers youth integration in sustainable agriculture and advocacy in Papua New Guinea. This effort, in collaboration with the government, establishes Provincial Youth Councils in the Sepik region, promoting ...More >>

Will Third Time Be A Charm For This Young Farmer Of The Year?

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 09:31:22 +1300 | NZ Young Farmers

A Lincoln University student is hoping it’s third time lucky as she prepares to outsmart her competition at the upcoming Tasman FMG Young Farmer of the Year Regional Competition. 21-year-old Phoebe Smailes is competing in the two-day contest, held ...More >>

Dry Weather Triggers Extra Support For Farmers And Growers Across The Top Of The South Island

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 17:49:01 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The coalition Government is providing support for farmers and growers as dry conditions worsen across the top of the South Island. “Conditions on the ground across the Marlborough, Tasman, and Nelson districts are now extremely dry and likely to get ...More >>

Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Awards Paused For Creative Recharge

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 10:12:24 +1300 | National Fieldays

The organisers of the Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Awards have opted to take a hiatus in 2024 to rejuvenate and restructure the program after 27 prosperous years. This break aims to refresh and invigorate the initiative, ensuring its future as ...More >>

Forty Asia-Pacific Countries Unite For An Agrifood Systems Transformation To Ensure Food Security Of Future Generations

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 20:37:55 +1300 | UN FAO

22/02/2024, Colombo – Forty countries from the Asia and Pacific region today agreed that transforming agrifood systems was imperative to providing food security for their children’s generation and beyond, the Food and Agriculture Organization of ...More >>

GE Watchdog Decision Risks Compromising Protection Of The Environment And Health

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 19:26:07 +1300 | GE Free NZ

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has released its decision on “null segregants” (APP204173) defining them as "not genetically engineered organisms". In February, Plant and Food applied to the EPA to determine if “null segregants” ...More >>

EPA Says ‘null Segregants’ Aren’t GMOs – Expert Reaction

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 15:01:48 +1300 | Science Media Centre

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has just clarified that certain organisms, known as null segregants, are not considered genetically modified organisms. Null segregants are the offspring of genetically modified organisms, but do not contain ...More >>

EPA Decision Clears Way For New Research

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 12:33:52 +1300 | AgResearch

Researchers have today welcomed a clarification by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) that will allow them to progress new avenues of research for the benefit of New Zealand. In response to an application led by AgResearch and supported ...More >>

The Climate Crisis And Accessing Finance Top Agenda At APRC37

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 17:52:07 +1300 | UN FAO

The climate crisis and accessing finance top agenda at high-level gathering of Small Island Developing States, Least Developed Countries and Landlocked Developing Countries at APRC37 FAO hosts event where Ministers from the Asia-Pacific also discuss common ...More >>

New Zealand Honey Strategy Resets Industry Ambitions For A Strong Future

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 21:07:35 +1300 | Apiculture NZ

A plan to revitalise New Zealand’s honey sector and set it on a new, more sustainable and profitable path for the long term was launched today by the Minister of Agriculture, Hon Todd McClay. The strategy project was initiated by Apiculture New Zealand and ...More >>

Pāmu Announces Half-year Result

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 17:35:45 +1300 | Landcorp

Pāmu Farms of New Zealand (Landcorp Farming Limited) produced a Net Operating Profit (NOP), of $3 million for the half-year to 31 December 2023 compared to $15 million in the comparable half-year. Chief Executive Mark Leslie said: “Challenges posed ...More >>

First-time Competitor Earns A Spot At FMG Young Farmer Of The Year Grand Final

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 11:09:15 +1300 | Young Farmers

A Pleasant Point Young Farmer is one step closer to winning one of New Zealand’s most prestigious farming awards after being crowned the Season 56 Aorangi FMG Young Farmer of the Year. Gareth McKerchar was announced as the Aorangi FMG Young Farmer ...More >>

‘Scary’ Floods Inspire Scholarship Winner To Improve Rural Climate Resilience

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 09:33:41 +1300 | Ravensdown

<img src="" width="720" height="480"> Lincoln University student, Ryan Redpath, has been announced as this year’s recipient of Ravensdown’s Hugh ...More >>

Government Announces Agriculture Delegations To Better Support Primary Sector

Tue, 13 Feb 2024 18:24:41 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The coalition Government has announced ministerial delegations to support key areas across the Primary sector to deliver for New Zealand’s food and fiber sector, Agriculture Minister Todd McClay announced today. “I will be supported in my roles as Minister ...More >>

Mataura Young Farmer First Grand Finalist For FMG Young Farmer Of The Year Season 56

Mon, 12 Feb 2024 10:46:31 +1300 | Young Farmers

A 29-year-old sheep, beef and arable farmer is one step closer to taking out one of New Zealand’s most prestigious farming awards after being crowned the Season 56 Otago Southland FMG Young Farmer of the Year. Zac Thomas was announced as the ...More >>

Wonky Box To Introduce Affordable Fruits And Veggies To South Island

Thu, 8 Feb 2024 20:02:13 +1300 | Wonky Box

Fruit and vegetable delivery business Wonky Box is set to bring its affordable fresh produce to the South Island. The growing popularity of the company across the North Island, particularly amid the cost of living crisis, has long led to an influx of ...More >>

First E Tipu Agri Summit In Manawatū Heats Up, Launches Ticket Sales

Thu, 8 Feb 2024 10:03:14 +1300 | Boma NZ

E Tipu: The Boma Agri Summit is taking shape for its Palmerston North debut in June. The lineup, which the organisers will reveal over the coming months, covers a wide range of ideas and perspectives, with speakers talking about AI, robotics, national ...More >>

Regional Final Contests A Testament To New Zealand’s Farming Future

Wed, 7 Feb 2024 09:15:21 +1300 | New Zealand Young Farmers

More than eight hundred contestants across Aotearoa are gearing up to prove they have what it takes to be one of New Zealand’s top young farmers. Season 56 of the annual FMG Young Farmer of the Year competition kicks off this weekend in Dunedin ...More >>

Nuffield Farming Scholar Visiting New Zealand

Wed, 7 Feb 2024 08:38:49 +1300 | Good Carbon Farm

As part of an international study tour, Nuffield Farming Scholar, Luke Breedon, is visiting biochar producers in the North Island this week. Breedon is researching the production and application of biochar in horticulture and agriculture production, ...More >>

Extreme Weather A Critical Concern For The Next Decade Of Farming, Experts Say

Mon, 5 Feb 2024 10:28:22 +1300 | Lincoln University

Climate change, extreme weather events and water quality are considered the three biggest challenges likely to affect agriculture in Aotearoa for the next 10 years, according to primary industry experts in a new study funded by Our Land and Water ...More >>


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