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Below are a list of publications and reports from a variety of sources that may be useful if you're interested in agricultural greenhouse gases. They range from information for those who have a general interest in greenhouse gas mitigation options and technologies through to very specific science papers on the various gases, technologies and mitigation solutions.
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Report: Monitoring Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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, with 2 more to come. This includes 18 sheep & beef farms, and 11 dairy farms
The selection of 4 Focus farms; 2 dairy (Bay of Plenty, Taranaki), and 2 S&B (Northland, East Coast)
The development of Farmax files for each focus farm to allow for farm system modelling, and Overseer files to (a) establish the base GHG emission profile and (b) model the impact of change scenarios
Data collated to allow for national benchmarking of the emission profiles
Meetings held with the Trustees of the 4 focus farms and agreement gained re (a) participation in the project and (b) discussion on scenarios for modelling
Development of priority scenarios for modelling of change in farm systems and subsequent impacts on GHG emissions.
Development of farm maps to assist with the modelling
A paper has been produced on the project to date and submitted to an international journal.