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Whole systems impact of composting shelters in New Zealand: Final report

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posted on 2024-06-21, 04:10 authored by Rachel Durie, Keith Woodford
The overall conclusion of this report is that composting shelters have diverse benefits to the human environment, the biophysical environment and to animal welfare, and encapsulate enhancement of Te Taiao. The overall economics appear sound. However, significant capital expenditure is required and this needs to be budgeted with care. Also, it needs to be recognised that composting shelter developments in New Zealand agriculture are currently being farmer-led, without formal research and development programmes to guide the way. Farmers considering composting shelters should take care in ensuring sufficient personal research is undertaken before committing to a project, to make certain that the design will be fit for the specific location and purpose. Inevitably, there is much more to be learned.

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Funded by the New Zealand Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment's Our Land and Water National Science Challenge (Toitū te Whenua, Toiora te Wai) as part of project Rural Professionals Fund 2021–22

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2021-12-07

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  • English

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