This is in addition to water quality and biodiversity modules. A FEP is a valuable action plan for future activities, and a record of the changes you have made. It can assist with understanding and demonstrating environmental compliance, record progress towards achieving good management, and demonstrate that you are working towards reducing your farm’s environmental footprint while balancing farm productivity.
The He Wake Eke Noa partnership has released updated guidance to help farmers measure, manage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions – this update can replace previous versions.
Farmers and farm consultants can use this guidance to incorporate the management of greenhouse gases into farm planning by:
- Understanding your farm’s emissions profile
- identifying activities that contribute to your farm’s emissions profile
- identifying opportunities that can be explored to reduce emissions, and
- how to keep good farm records.
View the Farm Planning Guidance
DairyNZ also has some helpful information on how to get started with your Farm Environment Plan and how to link it with Good Management Practice.