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Low emissions farm systems for the Maori sector
The project is designed to assist Māori farmers in New Zealand to improve their collective capacity to increase resource efficiency and farm productivity while lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
This involves three objectives:
1. Define the characteristics of the Mori agribusiness sector drawing on a network of 30 Maori farm entities that are representative of the main farm typologies (predominant pastoral farming systems) on Māori land;
2. Identify the key factors that underpin farm productivity, resource and emission efficiency and sustainable profitability; and
3. Identify, test and communicate a range of mitigation strategies to other Māori farms and the wider industry.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions on Māori-owned farms (external website)
West, G., Journeaux, P., Wakelin, S., & Kingi, T. (2016). Collective land tenure systems and greenhouse gas mitigation among Maori farmers in Aotearoa, New Zealand Pan Pacific Indigenous Resource Management: Australian National University Press.
Progress over the first year from the Low emissions farm systems for the Maori sector project includes: Development of a typology of Maori farming The collection of farm and GHG emission profiles on 29 Maori farms from around the country,...