A thriving hill country farming sector is crucial for New Zealand's economy and its regions. However, it faces numerous challenges, such as climate and land use change, increased regulations, and changing societal expectations. To address some of these challenges, the Hill Country Futures (HCF) Partnership programme was developed.
Hill Country Futures (HCF) was a $8.1 million Partnership Programme led by Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) which ran for 5 years.
HCF focused on future proofing the profitability, sustainability and well-being of New Zealand’s hill country farmers, their farm systems, the environment and rural communities.