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He Waka Eke Noa is in year three of a five-year programme that will equip farmers and growers with the information, tools and support they need to reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience to climate change.

Partners are working with farmers and growers on practical solutions to:

  • Reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions
  • Recognise on-farm carbon sequestration
  • Adapt to a changing climate

This programme of work includes an appropriate on-farm pricing system.

 

 

Milestones for the programme

By the end of 2021
  • 25% of farms know their annual total on-farm greenhouse gas emissions.*
  • 25% of farms have a written plan in place to measure and manage their emissions.

*A person responsible for farm management holds a documented annual total of on-farm greenhouse gas emissions, by methods and definitions accepted by the He Waka Eke Noa Steering Group.

Sector partners start targeted engagement before the February nationwide engagement with farmers and growers.

February and March 2022

Sector partners share pricing system options with farmers and growers around the country.

  • Recognise on-farm sequestration (long-term storage of carbon in trees, for example)
  • Understand what pricing system could be applied by 2025 and what it means for their farms
  • Farmers and growers submit their thoughts on the options.
June 2022

Sector and Māori agribusiness partners provide pricing system recommendations to Ministers.

By the end of 2022
  • Government consult with farmers and public on recommended pricing system.
  • Government decide on pricing system for agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.
  • 100% of farms know their annual total on-farm greenhouse gas emissions

 

By the end of 2023

A pilot to test a system for farm level accounting and reporting of emissions is complete.

In 2025
  • 100% of farms have a written plan in place to measure and manage their emissions.
  • The on-farm pricing system, including sequestration, is up and running.

You can download single page overviews of our work programme and structure here:

He Waka Eke Noa 5-year programme >

He Waka Eke Noa structure >

 

Programme Timeline

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