The Future of Arable Land use in NZ
There are very few places in the world that have a temperate climate supported by high quality soils, plentiful water, skilled farmers and ongoing technological developments required to produce high quality arable products, such as grain, seeds and vegetable products. We already grow the best vegetable and herbage seeds in the world – but what does the future look like for arable land use?
There are many considerations for the arable farming industry including climate change, sustainability challenges with an increasing population, and changing consumer demand for plant-based proteins. The arable industry is well positioned to help bridge the urban / rural divide and provide sustainable farming systems. It has an extremely promising long-term future.
We’ll hear from Alison Stewart, FAR CEO, about their perspective on the future of land use – what farmers see as the priorities, what is driving FAR’s research programmes and what challenges are unique to NZ.
Wednesday 14th August
4.00pm – 5.30pm
We’ll provide drinks and snacks to get you through your 4 o’clock munchies and get your networking juices flowing.
4.00pm – Networking and Drinks
4.15pm – Presentation from Alison Stewart
4:45pm – Q&A Session
5.00pm – Networking
5.30pm – Event finishes