Here are publications produced by collaborative partners and closely related work programmes. For more information about each of the publications, you will need to use the contact details contained in the publication.
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.