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Public understandings of biotechnology in New Zealand : nature, clean green image and spirituality
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, 2003-10)
This programme was granted funding in response to a demand for additional information on public perceptions of the risks of biotechnology. The Foundaton for Research, Science and Technology identified the need for research ...
Results from a survey of organic kiwifruit growers: problems and practices that affect production
This is a report of an investigation of the practices and problems of organic kiwifruit production. These are examined to better understand factors related to productivity with the general aim of improving productivity ...
An analysis of Zespri's 2003 Organic Kiwifruit Database: factors affecting production
A database of many variables collected by Zespri from their organic kiwifruit growers and packhouses has been used to find any factors that might enhance the production of larger fruit or higher production volumes. The ...
Social dimensions of sustainable agriculture: a rationale for social research in ARGOS
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2004-11)
As the rationale for the social research objective within ARGOS, this documentprovides a preliminary discussion of the theoretical and methodological approachbeing taken by the social researchers in the project. As such, ...
Understanding kiwifruit management using causal mapping
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2006-09)
Causal mapping was used to document how the 36 participating kiwifruit orchardists described and explained the management of their orchards. This approach asks the participants to identify the factors which are important ...
Social objective synthesis report: differentiation among participants farmers/orchardists in the ARGOS research programme
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2007-12)
The main objectives of this report are to assess the extent to which it is possible to differentiate among the management system panels of ARGOS farms/orchards and to assess how such difference is manifest in the social ...
Kiwifruit casual mapping in 2008 : comparisons to 2005 and to other sectors
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2009-03)
New Zealand farmer and grower attitude and opinion survey : analysis by sector and management system
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2007-10)
The core of the ARGOS research design is a longitudinal panel study. Panels of 12 farms were selected to represent conventional, integrated and organic management for the sheep/beef sector, Kiwigreen, gold and organic ...
Sketch maps: features and issues important for the management of ARGOS orchards and farms
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2005-08)
The primary objective of this research was to analyse sketch maps completed by ARGOS kiwifruit orchardists and sheep/beef farmers to find out what was important to their management of their properties, and compare production ...
Understanding sheep / beef farm management using causal mapping: development and application of a two-stage approach
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2007-06)
Causal mapping was used to document how the participating sheep/beef farmers described and explained the factors involved in their farming systems, broadly defined to include economic, social and environmental factors. ...