Extension Services is a farmer-led, farmer-focused approach to support sustainable land use decisions and improve economic, environmental and well-being outcomes for farmers and their communities. Find out about the service.
About the programme
Extension is about working together to face and tackle challenges and operate better in an increasingly complex environment. This means a stronger and more connected network of farmers, rural professionals, industry groups, and government.
Extension is one component of Budget 2019’s ‘Productive and Sustainable Land Use’ package. A farmer-led approach is the key to this project – getting involved, sharing their knowledge with other farmers, asking tough questions of one another within trusted circles, and coming up with practical solutions to issues.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will partner with farmers and regional stakeholders to ensure services are relevant to the needs and priorities of local communities. We will also build on existing capability. In many cases farmers and their networks know what works – we can help to do more of this.
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