Posts tagged "Sustainable Farming Fund"

American Foulbrood outbreak bee project

[21 April/NZ Herald] The Southern Beekeepers discussion group has completed the first two rounds of sampling southern beehives for the American Foulbrood research project, Clean Hive. The sampling is part of the beekeeping industry’s research project to trial three different methods to detect the disease in hives before symptoms become visible or clinical. The group...

New ag investment fund launched

[21 August/Farmers Weekly] According to Agriculture Minister, Damien O’Connor, the Government’s new primary sector investment programme would amalgamate the best of the Sustainable Farming Fund and Primary Growth Partnership. The $40 million a year fund was launched by Mr O’Connor. He said its primary funding criteria was improving product value or understanding. He also released...

Budget gets tick

[21 May/Farmers Weekly] The primary sector saw some gains in the Government’s first budget, with science, research and forestry being the biggest increases. Federated Farmers Vice President, Andrew Hoggard, said the $85 million allocated to Mycoplasma bovis may not be enough. National’s Agriculture Spokesman, Nathan Guy, said the amount allocated to biosecurity was half of...

Government offers $7 million for primary sector research

[7 August/ Stuff] The Ministry for Primary Industries’ Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), scheme that has contributed more than $7.5 million to primary sector research projects in Taranaki, has $7 million available for applied research projects led by the primary sector that helps boost rural communities, the economy and environmental sustainability. MPI’s Director of Investment Programmes...

Government spends $6.9m on primary sector projects

[15 April/ Business Day: NZ Farmer] The Government has given $6.9 million to 25 primary sector projects as part of the Sustainable Farming Fund. The equal largest spend of $598,000 went to a project aimed at improving pollination for Gold3 kiwifruit produced under netting. This amount was also given to a project aimed at reducing...