About the workshop
The workshop focuses on opportunities to integrate trees on farms and – in doing so – generate a return from the ETS, and/or localised tree-planting or land-retirement funding programmes.
Farmers will leave the four hour workshop with a clear idea of which options they wish to explore further. It will be of particular interest to hill or high-country farmers with marginal land.
This workshop includes a case study.
The workshop covers:
- An overview of climate change and policy issues.
- The Zero Carbon Bill and Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) explained.
- The ETS definition of Forest Land, how to register and the opportunities and trade-offs.
- On-farm carbon sequestration – the role of trees and soil.
- Carbon units – how they work and example calculations.
- Green House Gas emissions in the context of New Zealand farming.
- Funding options.
- Which tree species – exotic and indigenous – where and why.
- Riparian planting and shelter belts.
- Understand your farms natural capital and the opportunities available to build resilience for your farming business.
What will you need?
As part of the workshop, farmers also receive support resources.
Lunch will be provided, consider bringing a drink bottle.