About

The Hill Country Futures programme differs from most pastoral-based research, in that it considers the whole-farm system and, critically, the wider communities these systems exist within.

It incorporates traditional science research, farmer knowledge, social research and citizen science.

As a co-funder, the New Zealand Government requires the Hill Country Futures programme to deliver 50/50 environmental and social benefits, while recognising the role farm profitability plays in achieving both goals.