We have specialists in rural economics who provide in-depth analysis of rural markets and commodities. They are supported by our wider economics team who provide comment and analysis of the wider economic environment, and the potential impact of economic trends and issues on your farming business.
Farming women lead environmental charge
ANZ is proud to support the work of Agri-Women’s Development Trust (AWDT) as a Strategic Partner. Its founder and farmer, Lindy Nelson, was recently on TVNZ’s Breakfast show along with members of AWDT’s Escalator Alumni, Tracy Brown and Karen Williams, shining a light on the environment, farming and food production.
Hayley Holt talks to AWDT’s founder and farmer, Lindy, about how women on the farms are leading the environmental charge.
John Campbell talks to Waikato dairy farmer Tracy about dairy farmers working sustainably.
Melissa Stokes talks to Wairarapa farmer Karen about how she and her husband have been making changes for 20 years to mitigate their impact of the environment.
Role of forestry in meeting climate change obligations
Land use change in New Zealand will be required to achieve improved sustainability. Policy changes, grants towards planting costs and the opportunity to gain revenue from carbon credits will all incentivise more trees to be planted. However, planting additional trees will only be truly sustainable if done in a way that also meets the social and economic needs of our rural communities.
Investing in the Environment
Farmers are pre-empting signalled changes to environmental regulations by investing in environmental initiatives now, an ANZ survey reveals.
Of those surveyed, 94% said they were aware of proposed changes to environmental compliance, and 93% had started investing in improved environmental practices, or had a detailed farm environment plan. Almost half were using technology to help them measure and monitor their environmental footprint.
We are keen to highlight the positive work being done by people like Waikato dairy farmers John Hayward and Susan O’Regan.
INDUSTRY TIPS & CASE STUDIES
Technology is transforming the way we do business – so why are some in New Zealand’s primary sector lagging behind?
Tasked with lifting the awareness and use of precision agriculture across NZ’s primary sector, Chair of Precision Agriculture Association Roger Robson-Williams has spent the best part of the last 20 years looking at the benefits technology can bring.
ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited was recently named CANSTAR Agribusiness Bank of the year for the seventh year in a row.
We’re delighted to have won – but we’re even more delighted at the recognition of our focus on making things easier for our customers.
Our philosophy has always been that what’s good for our customers is good for us. It’s very pleasing to see that recognised by others too and it’s a great reflection of the work our rural staff do every day to help customers achieve their farming goals.
For more information, please visit the Canstar website.
It can be tough choosing the best areas to invest in, in any business. Our latest benchmarking reports highlight how vital these decisions can be in the red meat sector – revealing a massive income divergence between top quartile and bottom quartile performing farms.
Greener Pastures quantifies the extensive opportunity available to both New Zealand and Australian agricultural sectors as the world's economic growth shifts form west to east.
Red Meat Industry