He Waka Eke Noa

Posted on Tuesday, 12 April 2022

He Waka Eke Noa, the Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership, has released expanded farm plan guidance including additional information on adapting to climate change. It also provides information on how actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions may impact water quality by reducing contaminant leaching.

The farm plan approach recognises the individual nature of each farm and those choices about how to reduce farm emissions and increase resilience to a changing climate are for each farmer and grower to make. This guidance is intended to provide useful information to support the decision-making process.

View Greenhouse gases: Farm Planning Guidance, Edition 3.

The Crown Research Institutes AgResearch and NIWA have contributed to the science underpinning this guidance.

The AgResearch report assessing the impacts of greenhouse gas mitigation measures on contaminant losses to water and NIWA report  regional climate change summary tables and associated risks and opportunities for the primary sector are available on the He Waka Eke Noa website.

Milestone update and six-month progress report

The latest He Waka Eke Noa progress report shows farmers and growers are stepping up, with more than 60% knowing their numbers and 21% having a plan to manage emissions at the end of 2021.  This means the He Waka Eke Noa programme hugely exceeded its milestone of 25% of farmers knowing their numbers by the end of 2021.  It fell slightly short of the milestone of 25% having a written plan in place to measure and manage their emissions because Covid-19 restrictions impacted plans for farm planning workshops.

This report also sets out plans to work towards the next milestone of all farmers knowing their numbers by the end of 2022. View the Milestone update and six-month progress report (October 2021 - March 2022) .

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