One of New Zealand’s largest dairy farmers says the Covid-19 pandemic presents the country an opportunity to rethink its approach to on-farm sustainability.
Southern Pastures Ltd believes more legislation isn’t the answer to sustainability challenges facing the sector and farmers should be part of the solution to climate change rather than being labelled as villains.
Southern Pastures executive chairman Prem Maan says the last thing we want is to load them with additional climate and environmental costs as well.
“I don’t believe more legislation is the answer. The solution is to educate farmers that maintaining nutrients on-farm rather than letting it run off is valuable to them, as well as to local waterways,” he told Dairy News. “That carbon and biology rich soils with deep rooted plants will mitigate droughts…that they can be part of the solution to climate change rather than the villains.”
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