New Zealand farmers are “more environmentally engaged” than their European counterparts, a North Canterbury dairy farmer says.
Cam Henderson, who farms in Oxford, has just returned from eight weeks visiting the US, Mexico, Brazil and the Netherlands as part of an agricultural scholarship programme.
Expecting the Netherlands to be ahead of New Zealand on environmental protection, he found they were less concerned about their farming impact.
“Their reputation is very clean and green, but I felt quite the opposite when I was there,” he said.
“I saw drains running through to rivers with cropping right to the edge. There were no setbacks or sediment traps…
To read more about Cam’s travels, find the full article here – https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/113822842/global-tour-suggests-kiwi-farms-outperforming-europe-on-environmental-protection