ANZCO Foods is a founding partner in an industry and government collaboration to accelerate developing, commercialising and delivering solutions to reduce agricultural emissions. The partnership, between the New Zealand Government, ANZCO Foods, Fonterra, Rabobank, Ravensdown, Silver Fern Farms and Synlait will see around $172m invested during the next four years to develop practical tools and technologies to help farmers address on-farm emissions.
The initiative is part of the new Centre for Climate Action on Agricultural Emissions and is a great example of industry working together to get new technologies into the hands of farmers sooner.
There aren’t any immediate fixes but by working together and giving those involved direct access to farmers, we can get the tools created faster to help reduce emissions. We’re excited to be involved with this sector group actively seeking solutions to help New Zealand maintain its position as a world leader.
New Zealand’s food and fibre sector is among the most emissions-efficient globally, but we must address methane. We must have a viable primary sector with access to the tools and resources that enable the sector to produce environmentally sustainable products, which means always looking for avenues to do more while maintaining productive and profitable farming businesses.