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NZ-FARM

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Landcare Research has recently developed the New Zealand Forest and Agriculture Regional Model (NZ-FARM). The primary intention of NZ-FARM is to help decision-makers assess the potential economic and environmental impacts of policy on regional land use. The model is parameterised to maximise rural income across a catchment, accounting for the environmental impacts of land use and land-use changes. NZ-FARM currently tracks environmental outputs such as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture and forestry, forest carbon sequestration, water use, and nutrient and pesticide losses. Further development to include ecosystem services such as pollination is currently under way.

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About this resource

Type
Projects
Provider
Landcare Research
Provider group
Crown Research Institute
Region
Manawatu
Project leader
Adam Daigneault
Collaborators
Ministry for the Environment
Funder
Foundation for Research, Science and Technology
Duration
6 years
Start date
2009
End date
2015
Science theme
Ecosystem Processes and Services
Contact
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Creation date
15 October, 2012
Last updated
15 October, 2012


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