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Designing Effective Farm Environment Plans

March 2021

We have prepared a guidance document for people who need to design effective FEPs, FEP templates and processes. It proses a four-step approach and makes 7 key recommendations. The focus of this guidance is freshwater, in line with Our Land and Water’s objective.

This guidance includes:
Considerations When Designing Farm Environment Plans
Recommendations for Effective Farm Environment Plans
Connecting Farm Plans to Improve Waterways
What is Required to Implement These Recommendations in New Zealand?
Key Publications

Guidance prepared by Our Land and Water (Toitū te Whenua, Toiora te Wai) National Science Challenge, New Zealand

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Source: Demonstrating efficacy of rural land management actions to improve water quality - How can we quantify what actions have been done? by Katharina Doehring, Roger G. Young, Christina Robb (Journal of Environmental Management, September 2020) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.110475
A strategy for optimizing catchment management actions to stressor–response relationships in freshwaters by Richard W.McDowell, Marc Schallenberg, Scott Larned (Ecosphere, October 2018) https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2482
Reflecting on the journey of environmental farm planning in New Zealand by Simon Stokes, Katrina A. Macintosh, Richard W.McDowell (New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research, February 2021) doi.org/10.1080/00288233.2021.1876108

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