Prem Maan, executive chairman of Southern Pastures says the Government should reward farmers for adopting regenerative agriculture techniques, rather than applying punitive regulations.
OPINION: The coronanvirus crisis has shown us what can be achieved in New Zealand if we work towards a common goal rather than being wholly directed by self-interest.
In my view, farming in New Zealand could be driven by a similarly united ambition to become, first, carbon neutral and then, ultimately, a net extractor of atmospheric carbon.
There is a clear need to make our farms more sustainable — environmentally, economically and socially. Farming that produces more each year with fewer inputs and is resilient to climate volatility is in our common interest.
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