Farmers are under increasing regulatory, environmental, economic and consumer pressures. Many want to better understand and respond to the environmental challenges they are experiencing on their farms. They are keen to access and interpret new relevant science. However, they face uncertainty around the timing and best ways of applying new environmental management rules and regulations.
Supported by Thriving Southland through the Change and Innovation Project, Southland farmers are working hard to make the changes necessary to continue their farming businesses into the future. In 2022, Pragmatica prepared a case study about their Change and Innovation Project which showcases learnings to date and the benefits to the Southland farming community from participating in Catchment Groups.
The 2022 case study can be found here.
A summary infographic can be found here.
In 2023, Pragmatica reviewed the progress of the programme. The latest 2023 case study shows how some farmers are becoming better equipped to address the challenges they are facing. By understanding the science that is specific to their catchment area they can make innovative farming decisions.
The latest 2023 case study can be found here.
A summary infographic of the 2023 case study can be found here.