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New ideas to be tested

New ideas to be tested

Field Notes, powered by KPMG, is a weekly news update on news nationally and globally from the agri-food sector.

Ian Proudfoot

Global Head of Agribusiness, Partner - Audit

KPMG in New Zealand


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[06 July, Samantha Tennent, Farmers Weekly]

Our Land and Water National Science Challenge have issued a new fund to support projects benefitting farming communities. The fund will allow rural professionals and scientists to team up with farms to test new innovations in the hopes of improving New Zealand’s farming systems and will invest up to $50,000 in projects to rapidly test them within six months. All outcomes and lessons will be shared with the wider farming communities, no matter the outcome of the projects. Our Land and Water Chief Scientist Rich McDowell reports that kiwi farmers are resourceful and that the team is excited to see what they come up with. Project teams will include an institute member, a farmer and a researcher from one of Our Land and Water’s partner organisations. Applications close on 17 July.

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