The impact of nutrient rules on the value of farmland

TitleThe impact of nutrient rules on the value of farmland
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsPercy, E., & Garner G. Owen
Conference NameEuropean Real Estate Society 23rd Annual Conference
Date Published06/2016
PublisherEuropean Real Estate Society (ERES)
Conference LocationRegensburg, Bavaria/Germany
Keywordsfarmland value, freshwater, nitrate leaching, Nutrient, productivity, regulation

Freshwater regulation is rolling out around New Zealand following the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2011 and 2014 which introduced a framework for management of freshwater resources. After community collaboration new rules are being progressively introduced at regional level to reduce freshwater pollution through a focus on nonpoint source nutrient leaching and runoff from farms. Areas of differing environmental risk and set nitrate leaching limits for different zones, creating water management zones where specific nutrient rules apply. This regulation potentially impacts on productivity, and therefore potentially value of land since current management systems and farm inputs are subsequently constrained (land value being closely linked to its productive capacity). This report endeavours to understand how this new wave of regulation is currently impacting land values and what the perceived impacts are as regulations come into effect.

Refereed DesignationRefereed