Wednesday 13 – Friday 15 June 2018 | International Convention Centre, Sydney

Dr Lionel Hume

Senior Policy Advisor, Federated Farmers of New Zealand

Dr Lionel Hume

Senior Policy Advisor, Federated Farmers of New Zealand

Lionel worked as a scientist with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research in New Zealand for 15 years, working on a variety of plant nutrition/soil fertility projects.  These included work on the phosphorus and nitrogen nutrition of legumes; soil factors affecting nitrogen fixation in legumes (such as nutrient availability and soil acidity); fertility of Pacific Islands soils (including field trial programmes in the Cook Islands and Tonga); water availability and seasonal growth patterns; plant growth on mine tailings; and soil factors affecting the growth and spread of major weed species.

Lionel currently works as a Senior Policy Advisor for Federated Farmers of New Zealand and is part of Federated Farmers’ Water Team.  He has had considerable involvement with regional planning processes and a succession of water quality and quantity limit-setting processes which are on-going.

Lionel has been a member of the Irrigation New Zealand board since 2006.

Where: International Convention Centre, Sydney – Room E5.10 & E5. 10

When: Day 1 – Wednesday, 13 June 2018 & Day 2 – Thursday, 14 June 2018, 16.30 – 17.00 & 15.30 – 16.00

Abstract Outline: Set context – including current economic pressures on New Zealand agriculture, environmental impacts, community expectations and relevant legislation.
Outline current processes (especially limit-setting processes) designed to address environmental issues, meet community expectations and comply with legislation.
Discuss the collaborative process as a way achieve buy-in from stakeholders and the wider community.
Invite the audience to share their wisdom on the above!

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