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The future of farming - Part 3

Pāmu stands as one of the old hands in the industry, formerly known as Landcorp, the farming operations company was seeded 130 years ago and has since helped forge New Zealand's $2-billion-dollar agriculture sector. It has produced the majority of New Zealand farms – more than 25,000 – and has transformed our land from forestry into pastoral farming.

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The future of farming - Part 2

Our farming systems stand on the precipice of intense change. The task of how to feed a growing population that is set to reach 10 billion people by 2050 in the face of climate change, resource scarcity, and land degradation has forced innovation to spur. Scientists and technologists have blown the whistle on traditional farming methods and subsequently, new systems of agriculture have emerged.

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Is it time to get rid of traditional lawns?

New Zealanders are very attached to their own patches of lawn, the monotonous whirring of mowers a soundtrack to our weekends and long summer evenings, accompanied by petrol fumes and the smell of freshly cut grass. But is it time to get rid of traditional lawns for the environments sake? A pair of urban ecologists - one from Australia, the other from Sweden, certainly think it might be.

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