Monday, August 13, 2012

Conference told farms are clean and green

Federated Farmers has told a conference of Royal New Zealand Forest & Bird Protection Society members that clean, green and sustainable farming methods are being used, compared to 30 years ago.

Federated Farmers president Bruce Wills said the National government was committed to developing agriculture three decades ago by clearing more land and putting more livestock on it.

He said too much land, about 800,000 hectares of hill country, was cleared to make way for farming.
Mr Wills said some farmers back then would discharge effluent from sheds straight into streams and today there was not a single farmer doing that.

He said farmers need to have profitable businesses to be able to sustain environmentally responsible practices.

The Department of Conservation told the conference that the future of export primary production lies in clean and green sustainable methods of farming.

The two-day conference at Te Papa in Wellington ended on Saturday.


Jeff Ambuyat said...

kalau ikutkan polisi Malaysia, aktiviti pembangunan ekonomi tidak boleh melebihi 50% jumlah hutan negara atau negeri.. bermakna negara cuma ada 50% untuk tujuan pembangunan ekonomi dan sebagainya..

Jeff Ambuyat said...

today, we need to follow global trend where every countries already focus on sustainable development to protect our environment..

Anonymous said...

Good to know that more farmers are implementing sustainable, clean and green farming methods now compared to 3 decades ago. Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the Sabah government will encourage sustainable farming in the state by taking a leaf out of the New Zealand national government commitment to develop the agriculture sector.

Anonymous said...

"Clean, green and sustainable farming methods are being used, compared to 30 years ago"

As the time passed by, more awareness have been developed among the people to use sustainable farming.

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