Our Co-operative was created through a community of people working together to help each other – it’s our back bone, it’s who we are, it’s where we come from and it’s what we do.

The communities we are part of have always been important to us.

As a New Zealand company in Japan, Fonterra Japan  is working on projects which enable us to contribute to Japanese society.

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New Zealand Hokkaido Dairy Collaboration Project

A project to investigate the possibility of grass farming in Hokkaido utilizing the know-how of grass farming in New Zealand with the goal of contributing to the profitability and sustainability of dairy farming in Japan.

This project, which started in 2014, is a joint project of three parties, the New Zealand government, Farmage, and Fonterra, under the cooperation of the Hokkaido Government and the Hokuren Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives.


The New Zealand Hokkaido Dairy Collaboration Project is working with dairy farmers to promote grazing and improve the quality of pasture in Hokkaido.