Funded by the Fertiliser Association of New Zealand This study was undertaken by a consortium of; AgFirst, Groundtruth Ltd, and Market Economics.
The four objectives were:
-Analysis of the impact at the on-farm level of planting areas into forest, with respect to overall business profitability, and changes in production. This includes the value of carbon and the proposed farm-level levy
-Assessment of the wider macro-economic impacts of such land use changes
-Analysis based on targeted sensible land use changes within the regions e.g. areas of steeper sheep and beef hill country land transitioning into production forestry and natives
-Assessment of the impact of blanket planting (i.e. whole farms) into forestry for carbon/timber.
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