Empirical evidence on mitigation and co-benefit potential on dairy and sheep-beef farms with currently used farm practices

Technical Paper

In 2014, the New Zealand government released the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management, largely aiming at controlling nutrient leaching across the country. What effects will this reform be likely to have on greenhouse gases?

This is a technical paper related to Motu Working Paper 17-10: Modelling the potential impact of New Zealand’s freshwater reforms on land-based greenhouse gas emissions.

Our results will help to validate nutrient abatement cost curves used in a national model NZFARM.


Ministry for Primary Industries