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WEBINAR: Takahuri Whenua: Collective action to mitigate on-farm emissions

February 25, 2022 @ 1:30 pm 2:30 pm NZDT

Join the NZAGRC for their next State of Science webinar on their research into options for mitigating agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.

Presenters: Tanira Kingi (Emeritus Scientist, Scion) and Phil Journeaux (AgFirst)

Chair: Chris Koroheke (AgResearch)

Māori are significant contributors to the primary sector. Around 5.7% of Aotearoa is in Māori ownership, most of which is Māori freehold land – governed by collective structures and passed down from generation to generation.

Since 2015, the NZAGRC has had a Māori research programme, supporting individual Māori-owned farms to understand and reduce their agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.

The programme has entered a new phase with the launch of Takahuri Whenua – a major project partnering with three Māori Collectives to support their ambitions to achieve a high-value, low-emissions bio-economy within their tribal rohe.

Takahuri Whenua will see the development of a framework that will help Collectives explore options for reducing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions across multiple land-holdings, while meeting the expectations of their extensive landowner communities. As part of this, farm system and land use change (forestry and/or horticulture) options for eighteen case study farms (six for each Collective) will be modelled.

Project leaders, Tanira Kingi and Phil Journeaux, will introduce the project, its history and context, the modelling work and next steps prior to its completion in June 2023.

During the webinar, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions using Zoom’s chat function. Phil and Tanira will use the final 20 minutes of the session to answer as many questions as possible. The Chair will select and ask questions on participants’ behalf.

Click here for more information and to register.