Productive riparian planting, flies as pollinators, protecting hill country soils — innovative projects sitting on the sidelines will now go ahead, thanks to a funding boost to the Sustainable Farming Fund announced by Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor.

The 15 new SFF projects add to the 28 already confirmed from the 2017 funding round.
A massive oversubscription to the fund in recent years was relieved earlier this year by Budget 2018's $15 million boost over four years.

"This Government is working alongside farmers in helping to grow a sustainable, modern, productive and profitable primary sector," says Damien.

"These projects, spanning sectors from meat and wool to forestry and aquaculture, are led by those on the front line and provide further opportunities for grassroots-up solutions to some of New Zealand's most pressing issues such as climate change, pest and disease management, water quality, and food production and safety."

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Since 2000, SFF has supported more than 1000 primary sector projects.

The next SFF funding round is now open.