$3.54 million from the Ministry for Primary Industries' Earthquake Recovery Fund will support 8 community projects that help farmers and growers determine what to do with their land following the November 2016 earthquake.
Applications to the Ministry for Primary Industries' Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF) open today, with $7 million available for applied research projects led by the primary sector.
A grant of up to $50,000 from the Irrigation Acceleration Fund will see economic growth opportunities for the Bay of Plenty identified through a water study focused on effective water use and sustainable options for development in the region.
A number of Whakakī Lake catchment residents are being asked what they think can be done to improve the productivity and sustainability of the Whakakī catchment and lake area to help create economic diversity, jobs and environmental benefits in the region.
The first group of Northland farmers have started working with mentor farmers to raise their on-farm productivity, sustainability and profit as part of the Extension 350 initiative.
The tap has been turned on for the trial recharge in the Makauri Aquifer, a project led by Gisborne District Council.
MPI encourage those interested in the Earthquake Recovery Fund to submit their project applications within the next few weeks.
Eight research projects have been approved totalling $3.3 million through MPI’s Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change Research Programme (SLMACC).
MPI has today opened the 2017 funding round of the Erosion Control Funding Programme (ECFP).
The Ministry for Primary Industries is providing grants of $1,300 a hectare for farmers to plant trees, and with grant applications closing tomorrow, farmers are urged to apply now.