October 9, 2013   •   News

New Zealand Announces Farmer Agri-tech Programme

New Zealand organisation Federated Farmers has announced a programme for farmers to travel to New Zealand on an agri-tech study initiative.

Bruce Wills, Federated Farmers President recently attended the World Farmers Organisation general assembly, where he announced the programme. The New Zealand government will work with Federated Farmers and the World Farmers Organisation to develop a programme with the specific objective of sharing experiences and to discuss technology transfer needs, especially the on-farm application of research into agricultural greenhouse mitigation technology.

The programme is included as a New Zealand activity in support of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases.  

“The Global Research Alliance provides a positive environment for discussing actions to reduce agricultural greenhouse gases. Developing direct relationships with farmers and farmer organisations is of increasing interest to the Global Research Alliance Council”

Read the media release on the Federated Farmers website.