Emissions reductions – on farm: Less emissions per kilogram of milk solids
|Source : Fonterra|
- 98.7 per cent of Fonterra dairy farmers are guided by a nutrient budget – enabling better use of fertilizer and less nitrate / nitrous oxide loss to water / air
- 1 per cent per annum improvement since 1990 in kg of CO2 equivalent per kg milk solids produced because of better cows, better fodder and better farming
While New Zealand’s total agricultural emissions have been increasing, since 1990 the emissions intensity per tonne of product, or efficiency of our milk production, have been decreasing due to better cows, better grass and better farming practices.
Fonterra has made positive progress towards cutting greenhouse gas emissions, as well as educating and informing farmers about the issue and how they can reduce on-farm emissions. We have introduced farmer advisory programmes to raise awareness of climate change and how best practice farming techniques – such as nutrient budgeting, the use of nitrification inhibitors and on-farm energy savings – can improve on-farm impacts.