The Government is investing in farm sustainability, this time backing two new research projects to investigate the impacts of regenerative farming practices.
“We’re contributing $2.8 million to a $3.85 million five-year project with co-investment by Synlait Milk and Danone that aims to understand how to measure and manage soil health to boost environmental and economic performance on New Zealand farms,” Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor announced on Sunday.
The announcement coincides with World Soil Day, which aims to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being by addressing the growing challenges in soil management, fighting soil salinisation, increasing soil awareness and encouraging societies to improve soil health.
“We simply cannot take soil health for granted. It’s the basis of our food systems, and also New Zealand’s economic health.