Current Projects

Individual projects undertaken directly or supported by the Trust are reported here.

MPI Proposal

Progressing a major proposal to MPI (and relevant other parties) to undertake a multi-year project to reliably measure on-farm soil carbon in a range of HB farming systems, and the effectiveness of measures to enhance soil carbon, potentially leading to c


Inventory Database

Beginning to build an inventory (database) of both previous HB ‘awarded’ best practitioners (eg, Primary Sector Awards, Ballance Farm Environment Awards, various sectors) and other HB exemplars identified by sector groups, trade media and Trustees. Select


Soil Carbon Measurement

This project is designed to measure with scientific rigour the ability of farm practices to increase soil carbon. increase soil carbon.


Environmental/Economic Farm assessments

Complete a holistic economic and environmental assessment of ten dairy and sheep/beef exemplar farms across HB.


Case studies/videos

Case studies and videos on leading edge farming operations in HB.