Sustainable Farming Fund projects

The Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF) has supported many community-led projects over the past 18 years. Here's a selection of some of them.

SFF Main and SFF Tere closed to new applications

The Sustainable Farming Fund has been replaced by Sustainable Food & Fibre (SFF) Futures.

Sustainable Farming Fund

The Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF) supports applied research and projects led by farmers, growers, and foresters. In 2018, MPI provided SFF Tere to support investment in smaller SFF projects. Read about some of the first 1,000 SFF projects.

Dairy, sheep and beef

image of dairy cowFacing up to facial eczema [PDF, 843 KB] 

Exploring fresh ways to safeguard against mastitis at dry off [PDF, 665 KB]

Dairying and peat soils – Rural Delivery website

Bovine disease can be wiped out [PDF, 1.1 MB]


Horticulture and viticulture

image of grapes

Saving grapevines from trunk diseases [PDF, 757 KB]

Utilising laser scanning in horticulture [PDF, 798 KB]

Bye bye beetle [PDF, 233 KB] 


Arable cropping

Controlling crop contamination [PDF, 552 KB]

Systems fodder beet: Managing the inputs [PDF, 998 KB]


Land management and climate change

Miss McRae’s dream: Sustainable hill country farming [PDF, 2.6 MB]

Adapting dryland farming to climate change [PDF, 4.6 MB]

Dairying and peat soils – Rural Delivery website

Getting to the heart of coast redwood durability [PDF, 296 KB]


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