Good Farming Practice Principles (Governance Group meeting 26-7-18 (26…
Good Farming Practice Principles
GFP Action Plan
Report to ministers and
public annually on progress
Paper will be updated based in Sam/David's
paper on design principles for aligning plans
Working group to be set up and
develop a plan for
for GG to consider
By June 2019
Implementation of Action Plan for
GFP is underway
Metrics for monitoring determined, based
on existing FEP templates and systems
For consideration by
Harmonising key elements
Degree of commonality in FEP structure
Adjusted to include common building blocks?
Should other industry GMP be included
What should be monitored,
and how staged over time?
Number and types of actions in FEPs, including
actions targeted at mitigating priority WQ risks
Number of FEPs being actively implemented
Number of actions completed/partially completed/not completed
Performance of specific actions - eg % stream length stock excluded, area of erosion prone land treated
Type of FEP - sector based, to meet regional plan rules, voluntary plan etc
Who should undertake monitoring?
Who should collect data?
What evidence or auditing required?
How should data be aggregated, collated and stored?
What should be reported and at
what scales to demonstrate progress?
What actions are most important? How reported?
What should be reported at each scale -
catchment, regional, national?
Need to report on WQ outcomes as a
result of actions? - data intense so likely only
done for a few catchments
Data standards ok to enable data aggregation?
Continuity of monitoring - eg could existing structures/
organisations be used?
Next phase after launch is to roll out AP
in priority catchments
Building a credible reporting system
Priority catchment for early roll out
Suggested that roll out could be piloted on some regions/
catchments eg Aparima
26 718 meeting
Focus has increased to include climate, but link is important,
WQ will remain the focus, but need consider in GFP
GMP GG Actions
ME meeting with ministers?
Front of mind is LAWF recommendations to put into a regulatiry process. How this fits in is tbt. Come back to at end of meeting
Working group discussion
Monitoring and reporting
Water Directorate prepared 3 page paper
Think about who the audience is? What do they want to know and what will satisfy them - especially wider community
SFF on info needs, 2nd year is building scope and building next year
Summary of who is doing what in the space
Short term timeframes
Early reporting - GG and working group working in sync
Future work for Working Group to consider
Who should be included?
Round the table
Actionaable farm plan by 2021
Need to work with partners
Create environment that others can provide
Process, not description
Catchment community groups
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Commonalties across farm plans
Modulised framework (GAP standards)
Or catchment scale approach?
Who is audience?
Keen to see where this is going to happen
1 is Aparima
What woud rolling out FEPs look like and what would implecations look like re WQ
How is ES behind Aparima project?
Farmer groups x6 led. Getting ready for limit battle
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DNZ put resource in - was science, now implementation
At catchment scale, we should all be working together, comparing with GMP, and priorities at catchment scale
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Partners, DNZ, B&L, FAR, Balance
TeWaihora (Nardine Dommisse)
Farming Sustainabliy for Profit
46 farmers from around the country - farmer led. Wont tolerate poor performance. Stand as an agribusiness sector
Student/Electra to analyse and compare/contrast/review
all existing FEPs
Challenge to show what a voluntary approach like the Action Plan
can deliver, especially seeing Parker has talked about the need for regulation at the launch. But that the AP provides a ready made module for comprehensive farm plans that Minister O'Connor mentioned at the GFP launch
Videos showing an average farmer and what they are
doing over time to implement the Action Plan, and what they
achieve/learn over time
Good farming practice is a key component for managing
within limits, but not the be all and end all. As acknowledged in the Action Plan, more may need to be done, including changing land use
How to priorities catchments