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Diversity and abundance of birds in New Zealand kiwifruit orchards
Both introduced and native bird species play important ecological and social roles in production landscapes. Economic benefits stem from birds that control pasture and crop pests, and many farmers and growers appreciate ...
Linking farmer wellbeing and environmentally sustainable land use: a comparison between converting organic and conventional dairy farmers
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2008-01)
New Zealand farmers and wetlands
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2006-11)
This research focuses on how New Zealand farmers approach the management of wetlands and waterways on their farms, and was funded by a Fish & Game New Zealand Research Scholarship, in association with the Agriculture ...
There are audits, and there are audits : response of New Zealand kiwifruit orchardists to the implementation of supermarket initiated audit schemes
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2007-09)
New Zealand’s kiwifruit industry is strongly focused on its commitments to producing a high quality product that meets the increasing demands of its main export markets. This report examines the recent introduction of two ...
Public understandings of biotechnology in New Zealand : factors affecting acceptability rankings of five selected biotechnologies
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, 2003-12)
In a study of public perceptions about biotechnology eleven focus groups were conducted throughout New Zealand. In the course of each focus group the participants were asked to rank for acceptability five different exemplars ...
New Zealand Farmer Attitude and Opinion Survey 2008 : Management systems and farming sustainability
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2009-10)
The survey results presented in this report are part of ongoing research on New Zealand farmers and how they respond to changes and issues related to the sustainability of primary production. The survey assessed how farmers ...
Causal mapping of ARGOS high country farms and comparisons to sheep/beef and dairy farms
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2008-02)
The Agriculture Research Group On Sustainability (ARGOS) is investigating the social, environmental and economic consequences of different management systems in different farming sectors in New Zealand (for more information ...
High country farming in New Zealand: exploration of the pathways to sustainability revealed through responses to external and internal drivers derived from the ARGOS retrospective interviews
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2011-08)
New Zealand farmer and orchardist attitude and opinion survey 2008 : characteristics of organic, modified conventional (integrated) and organic management, and of the sheep/beef, horticulture and dairy sectors
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2009-07)
The core of the ARGOS research design is a longitudinal panel study of New Zealand farms (including orchards in the case of the kiwifruit sector). Panels of 12 farms were selected to represent conventional, integrated and ...
Animal biopharming in New Zealand: drivers, scenarios and practical implications
The research presented here is premised on the assumption that in order to evaluate the risks and benefits, the desirability and ethics of a technology, we must know how it is likely to interact with its context. The ...