For the Federated Farmers breakdown of the 2019 Essential Freshwater Package information, click here
The agricultural and horticultural sectors are committed to swimmable rivers and improving the ecological health of our waterways.
Industry bodies along with regional councils and central government have developed the Good Farming Practice: Action Plan for Water Quality 2018.
The Action Plan’s purpose is to accelerate the uptake of good farming practices for improving water quality, to measure and demonstrate this uptake, to assess the impact and benefit of those farming practices, and to communicate progress to the wider public.
You can find the Action Plan, a one page summary of the principles and plan, background information and practical examples opposite.
Practical examples of good practice and farm environment planning
Barrhill farmer Malcolm Cairns says the Farm Environment Plan (FEP) process provides farmers with practical tools to improve both environmental and economic outcomes
Cutting edge technology key to good management practice
Eyreton farmer Darryl Brown is discovering positive environmental and economic benefits from Farm Environment planning
Horticulture NZ video
Bill Garland, Roto-o-Rangi Farmer - Farm planning
Jon Hayward, Puahue Farmer - Managing and retiring bogs and swampy areas