Our Research


The NZAGRC and PGgRc are focused on development of efficient, cost effective farm solutions through the reduction of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.

New Zealand's research into reducing livestock greenhouse gas emissions concentrates on six possible solutions:  

  1. Low methane animals
  2. Low methane feeds
  3. Methane vaccine
  4. Methane inhibitors
  5. Reduce nitrous oxide and nitrate leaching
  6. Increasing soil carbon

An integrated systems research programme runs alongside the detailed research work to quantify the contribution that farmers already make through their increased efficiencies. 

The NZAGRC also runs a research stream dedicated to assist the M?ori pastoral sector to improve its collective capacity to increase resource
efficiency and farm productivity while lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

Click on a research stream to find out more about the science

 Grazing Sheep and Cows  Mitigating Methane Emissions
 Can we decrease N2O emissions by manipulating denitrification?  Mitigating Nitrous Oxide Emissions
 Soil carbon in dairy systems  Understanding Soil Carbon 

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