Agricultural Sustainability Support and Advisory Programme (ASSAP)

Interim Report #2 | 2020

Te Agricultural Sustainability, Support and Advisory Programme (ASSAP) was established in a collaborative process between the state and the dairy processing co-ops, to provide an evidence based approach to agri pressure identification.

The key operating principles of the ASSAP are:
I. The ASSAP programme provides farm advice and support only
II. It is voluntary and collaborative
III. There is no connection to the regulatory and compliance mechanisms of the state

Aim of ASSAP:
To provide a free and confidential advisory service for farmers located in the 190 priority areas for action (PAA’s) identified in the national river basin management plan 2018-2021 and to provide farmers with advice focused on the prevention of contaminant losses to waters with a view to attaining water framework directive water quality targets.

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