Feeding the world’s growing population

New Zealand’s reputation as a quality food producer is growing.

Optimising food production

Over the next 50 years farmers around the world will need to produce more food than has been grown over the past 10,000 years.

Best use from a limited resource

Fertiliser helps farmers produce food efficiently by replenishing the soil. But fertiliser needs to be used responsibly.

Responsible and sustainable nutrient management

The Fertiliser Association invests in research and tools to ensure farm profitability while minimising nutrient losses to the environment.

The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand promotes and encourages responsible and scientifically-based nutrient management.

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News

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Latest News

17 December 2018

As the proposed Zero Carbon Bill gains momentum, Chief Executive Vera Power contemplates what this will mean for the agricultural sector.

17 December 2018

An opinion piece by Executive Manager Greg Sneath on the potential taxing of fertiliser and what that might mean.

6 December 2018

A new report shows many farmers want to take action to reduce emissions but need more information about what steps they can take.


8 October 2018

The Nutrient Management Adviser Certification Programme has introduced an additional endorsement for advisers on greenhouse gas mitigation.


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Industry News

12 December 2018

A report on whether Overseer is suitable for use in regulation to help clean up Aotearoa New Zealand's rivers and lakes has been released today by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Simon Upton.

25 October 2018

There was wide representation from across the sector at the launch of the Pastoral Industry Forage Strategy 2018-2036 in October.

24 October 2018

Overseer Limited has released an independent report on the actual and potential use of Overseer in water quality management.

11 July 2018

Research funded by the Ministry for Primary Industries, Sustainable Farming Fund, is obtaining data on the amount of nitrogen leaching under lucerne, grazed by stock on a representative site in the Lake Taupo catchment.

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The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand and Dairy NZ funded development of the Nutrient Management Adviser Certification Programme (NMACP). This industry-wide certification aims to ensure that advisers have the learning, experience and capability to give sound nutrient advice.

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17 December 2018

As the proposed Zero Carbon Bill gains momentum, Chief Executive Vera Power contemplates what this will mean for the agricultural sector.

17 December 2018

An opinion piece by Executive Manager Greg Sneath on the potential taxing of fertiliser and what that might mean.

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