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The integrity of our environment and ecosystems are essential to New Zealand's productive economy and our social and cultural wellbeing. Effective soil, water and nutrient management are critical to the success of New Zealand's farmers, foresters and growers.
Over the next 20 years, rising population and economic growth is expected to increase demand for New Zealand's agricultural and forestry products. At the same time access to land and natural resources, is likely to decline while climate change will also impact on the performance of all land-based productive industries.
MPI works closely with the Ministry for the Environment, district and regional councils and industry groups in promoting high standards of natural resource and environmental management and supporting the primary sector to remain sustainable, resilient and productive.