Pūtea Rangahau – Tuku Haurehu a Ahuwhenua

Published: November 30, 2022

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Toihau and the NZAGRC are opening a new funding round dedicated to supporting Māori innovation on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.

Together, Toihau and the NZAGRC seek a future for Māori farming where whānau, hapū, iwi and their whenua are thriving, with food production systems that are lower in emissions, sustainable and self-determined. 

$2.8 million is available for Māori-led projects that will help achieve this vision. Project ideas are sought that address one or more of the following areas: 

  • Information that leads to a greater understanding of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions from Māori land
  • Holistic farm systems research that identifies opportunities for reduced agricultural greenhouse gas emissions on Māori land, and ideally that is:
    • Led or informed by mātauranga Māori and/or kaupapa Māori knowledge systems
    • Underpinned by the principles of kaitiakitanga/tangata tiaki/te Ao Maori 
  • Research that identifies, develops, collates and/or communicates mitigation tools, technologies and other solutions for Māori landowners to reduce their agricultural greenhouse gas emissions
  • Initiatives that lead to greater understanding of and participation by Māori in agricultural greenhouse gas reduction activities
  • Resarch on soil carbon sequestration options for Māori land that:
    • Uses taonga species and mātauranga Māori/kaupapa Māori based carbon recycling
    • Contributes to diversification of land use 

Project ideas must be submitted to toihau@nzagrc.org.nz by 12pm, Monday 27 February 2023 on the form provided (see below). Please make sure you have read the following key documents before submitting your project ideas.

Key documents

Published: November 30, 2022