A Focus Activity Farm Plan is an environmental plan that provides farm-specific good management practice advice and recommendations for your property.
A range of good management practices may be recommended, but mainly the plan will concentrate on:
- Nutrient management
- Winter grazing
- Riparian management
A Focus Activity Farm Plan contains several colour aerial photo maps detailing soil types, waterway locations and winter grazing paddocks, along with factsheets and recommended actions for your farm.
Celebrating success with Focus Activity Farm Plans
Farmers across Southland have been working with our land
sustainability team to produce focus activity farm plans over the past five
years. We have taken a look at the information obtained, and prepared a 2019 FAFP Evaluation report.pdf. Highlights are:
· At time of report, 650 Focus Activity Farm Plans
had been completed (as of 20/8/19 902 plans have been completed) across a mix of
· Over half of all farmers with plans are underway
with stock exclusion
· At least 80% of all farmers with plans are
implementing at least one of the wintering good management practices, and 30% are implementing all wintering good management practices. The good management practices we promote are paddock selection, grazing
direction, and cultivation around waterways/critical source areas
· Information in your Focus Activity Farm Plan can
be used by you to create an Appendix N farm plan (required by the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan). Check out Appendix N to see what information you
need to add to be compliant
What are the benefits of a plan?
Farmers who have had a Focus Activity Farm Plan compiled for their property are also able to apply for funding to assist with the implementation of these recommendations.
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Case Study - Selwyn Earwaker (Tokanui)