28 Sep 2023

How to balance food production and population expansion

From Nine To Noon, 10:05 am on 28 September 2023

Housing and food security are at the forefront of issues for New Zealanders.

Across the country hundreds and thousands of hectares of fertile land have been built upon as our cities have grown, rendering the land unusable for future food production.

Late last year, the government released its National Policy Statement for Highly Productive Land.

Dr Shannon Davis is a Senior Lecturer in Landscape Planning at Lincoln University, she joins Kathryn and dives into the question:

When vying for the same finite space - is it possible to have both housing and food production? 

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Photo: Supplied/ Harcourts