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Organic production know-how

Organics Aotearoa New Zealand has launched 0800 FUTURE — a telephone advisory program for farmers and growers interested in shifting to organic production.

“0800 FUTURE is being launched as a single point of contact for producers interested in finding out what making the shift to certified organic production would mean for them” said OANZ Head, Dr Jon Tanner.

According to Dr Tanner, the program was launched alongside World Environment Day, to reflect “increasing concern about the sustainability of contemporary agricultural practices. Certified organic production is internationally recognised as being at the leading edge of sustainable farming — increasing biodiversity, improving soil and water quality and removing energy-intensive artificial fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides.

“OANZ’s Organic Advisory Programme delivers information on ‘best practice’ organic production, as well as operating ‘Smart Start’ — a part-funded on-farm consultation which allows those considering switching to organics to make an informed choice, by outlining the differences, opportunities and processes for organic production.”

For further information contact:

Organics Aotearoa New Zealand

info@oanz.org.nz

www.oanz.co.nz

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