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Potatoes New Zealand (PNZ) is seeking funding for a nationwide project to transition crop production to more sustainable land management from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). PNZ have adopted a strategic objective of zero net emissions by 2050. Its other two central objectives for the sector are doubling export value by 2025 and increasing domestic value by 50 percent by 2025. The multi-stream project is aimed at protecting the industry’s ability to grow whilst meeting high environmental standards. PNZ’s project has expanded since last year to include the vegetable sector as a whole, and now has Onions NZ, Vegetables NZ and Horticulture NZ on board. PNZ as a result is now applying for MPI Productive Sustainable Landuse Funding to help develop new system strategies and tools to help with leaching.
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