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

The Partnership is working towards farmers and growers:

  • Including mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change in their farm business and environment plans by 2025
  • Calculating their net greenhouse gas emissions and being incentivised to take actions on climate change through the development of an appropriate pricing mechanism for emissions by 2025.

 

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

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We have teams working on a series of topics. Each team will be seeking input from farmers and growers as they progress their work.

The topics are:

Farm planning

Developing Good Farming Practice Principles for greenhouse gases that consider mitigation, sequestration, adaptation and adverse events - and integrating these principles with other environmental and farm business guidance and requirements.
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Emissions reporting

Developing criteria, methodologies and definitions for calculating on-farm emissions and a system for farm-level emissions accounting and reporting.
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On-farm sequestration

Sequestration is the long- term storage of carbon, for example in trees or soil. This workstream is focussed on designing a simple and cost-effective mechanism that incentivises on-farm carbon sequestration from sources that do not currently qualify under the ETS.
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Emissions pricing

Design a practical and cost-effective pricing mechanism that is part of a broader framework to support on-farm practice change.
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Māori agribusiness

A cross-connecting workstream that integrates Māori perspectives into He Waka Eke Noa to ensure relevance and delivery to Māori farmers, landowners, and land entities.
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Delivery

Alignment of partner extension programmes with the goals and milestones of He Waka Eke Noa.
Recognising the good work of early adopters and innovation on-farm.

We have teams working on a series of topics. Each team will be seeking input from farmers and growers as they progress their work.

He Waka Eke Noa is at the beginning of a five year programme. Sign up for regular updates.

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

By the end of 2020

Guidance on how to measure and manage greenhouse gas emissions through farm planning

During 2021
  • Guidance and information is widely shared through existing groups and organisations and online
  • Discussion with farmers and growers on options for understanding and recognising on-farm sequestration (long-term storage of carbon for example in trees or soil)
  • Discussion with farmers and growers on options for a farm-level pricing mechanism for agricultural emissions
By the end of 2021
  • A quarter of farms in Aotearoa New Zealand know their annual total on-farm greenhouse gas emissions.
    This means 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
  • A quarter of farms have a written plan in place to measure and manage their emissions.
By the end of 2022

100 percent of farms know their annual total on-farm emissions

By the end of 2023

A pilot project, testing a system for farm level accounting and reporting of emissions, has been completed.

In 2025

All farms have a written plan in place to measure and manage their greenhouse gas emissions.

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