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Welcome to Carbon Farming Group

The Carbon Farming Group is an independent not for profit organisation which provides information to the rural sector on climate change. This website aims to provide an overview of the current issues.


  • 2020 Target

The Government is seeking views on New Zealand’s post-2020 climate change contribution under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Submissions close 3 June 2015. Click here for more information.

  • Forestry Field Measurement Approach

MPI are proposing to make some minor and technical changes to the Field Measurement Approach Standard. Submissons close 5th June 2015. For more information click here.


3 Smart Farming videos available

We now have all three videos in our “Smart Farming” series is available for viewing on YouTube here.



  1. The first covers Precision Rate Irrigation – clever water use for a Dairy Farm
  2. The second video covers Biological Farming – a smart option for drought resistance on a Golden Bay Dairy Farm
  3. The third covers farming on the pest free, crown owned, historically significant, Motutapu Island