Permanent Agriculture and Horticulture: Science and Extension
The BHU Future Farming Centre (FFC) is dedicated to the science and extension of permanent and whole-system agricultures and horticultures, such as organic agriculture, ecological agriculture, agroecology, and biological farming, for the benefit of all farmers and growers.
The FFC has a permanant team of staff and associates, based in NZ and overseas, who have a broad range of expertise across all the production sectors. It also has extensive linkages with partner organisations, including Universities and research organisations both in NZ and overseas. This means it has the ability to undertake a very broad range of activities, which coupled with its deep understanding of the practicalities of real-world agriculture and horticulture, ensures that the outputs are trusted by farmers and growers and can be implemented on-farm.
A key remit of the FFC is the provision of information on a wide range of agricultural and horticultural areas such as crops, livestock, soil and weed management. It also publishes the FFC Bulletin, a quarterly extension publication for farmers, growers and scientists.