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Smashing the glass ceiling on farms

12 May 2022

On the back of long hours, hard work and studying, 3 Taupō women are proving their doubters wrong as they prepare for their first season as managers of Pāmu dairy farms just outside of Taupō.

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Higher values from plantation forests

6 May 2022

This $25.5m, 7-year programme led by Forest Growers Research will revolutionise silviculture via smart technology – bringing about higher skilled and high-wage jobs that support a low-emissions economy.

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Wanted: farmers to join seaweed trial

29 April 2022

Fonterra's partnership with Sea Forest – to see if Asparagopsis seaweed as a supplement feed for dairy cows can reduce greenhouse gas emissions – has opened up to include farmers in this exciting trial.

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$25 million helping hand for farmers

14 April 2022

We’re backing farmers and growers to adapt, innovate and grow their food and fibre exports with a comprehensive package to strengthen training and employment within the rural advisory sector.

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Saved: water to feed 500,000 people

21 March 2022

Fonterra, in close partnership with Ecolab’s water management division, saved 190 million litres of water in their manufacturing processes across Australia and New Zealand.

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Aligning land use and Māori culture

16 March 2022

Māori farmers are under pressure to use ancestral land in ways consistent with communal values, and have to balance those goals against the need to cut greenhouse gases on farms, two researchers say.

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