Productive and Sustainable Land Use

The Productive and Sustainable Land Use (PSLU) package will promote farm land-use practices that deliver more value and improved environmental outcomes.

What will PSLU do?

PSLU will help ensure:

  • farmers and other land users can meet environmental standards and remain prosperous
  • every farmer has a way to achieve these goals, including changing land use if necessary
  • any impact of changing land use on land users, their families, and communities is managed in a just and sustainable way.

Download a printable fact sheet on PSLU [PDF, 784 KB]

How will it help?

PSLU will help land owners, businesses, and Māori decide the best way to boost productivity on their farm and improve the health of our environment.

The package will provide the assistance farmers and growers are looking for to help them optimise their land use. This includes:

  • on-the-ground help to support on-farm changes
  • information about other land-use options
  • advice and support from professional farm advisors
  • help with the development of higher value food and fibre products
  • greater focus on farmer-led approaches, with farmers driving the change and sharing their knowledge with other farmers.

How will PSLU work?

PSLU will have 6 parts to help farmers and growers make informed decisions.

Extension services

Providing on-the-ground support to 2,200 farmers over 4 years to improve their land-use practices.

Extension services

Primary industry advisors

Supporting the development of a training and qualification framework for professional farm advisors. This will help ensure farmers and growers can access advice they can trust and which meets their needs.

Māori Agribusiness

Supporting Māori landowners and agribusinesses to realise greater value from their land in a way that works for them.

Māori Agribusiness

Monitoring and benchmarking

Improving on-farm emissions data and monitoring, and increasing the number of primary sectors covered.


Improving the accuracy of Overseer and the range of farm systems it can model, so that it can be used more effectively.

Market access and export systems

Protecting high-value food exports, and updating New Zealand’s official assurance systems.

Who to contact

For information and advice on how to move towards more productive and sustainable land practices email

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