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Self-directed learning of farming couples
(Lincoln University, 1995)
The objective of this study was to provide an exploratory account of the nature of self-directed learning (SDL) of farming couples. This study investigated some key components of SDL activities, the sharing of SDL between ...
Valuing the impact of plant pest and biological controls on New Zealand agriculture
(Lincoln University, 2017-09-15)
The agricutural industry plays a key part of the New Zealand economy. However the incidence of plant pests in New Zealand threaten the viability of the sector. There are various options for controlling and mitigating the ...
Comparative economic performance of ARGOS kiwifruit orchards 2003/04 - 2007/08
This presentation discusses the economic differences among kiwifruit orchards: green, organic and gold, which results is compared to sheep/beef sectors.
An investigation of productivity and technological advance in New Zealand agriculture
(Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1969)
One of the main distinguishing features of the New Zealand economy has been the heavy dependance on agriculture. This importance of the primary sector has undoubtedly been due to an abundance of cultivable land, a favourable ...
Challenging a place myth: New Zealand's clean green image meets the biotechnology revolution
(Blackwell Publishing, 2005-06)
The 'clean green image' of New Zealand is a well-known example of what has been called a 'place myth'. But more recently, emerging alongside this place myth is an image that the government is trying to co-create of New ...
Business strategies and employment decisions: Interviews with New Zealand firms
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, 2012)
A firm’s business strategy does not exist in a vacuum; it requires employees to implement it. However, firms often say that they have difficulties hiring certain types of employees. Through interviews with firms and analysis ...
Smallholdings in New Zealand
(New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, 2005-08)
Reports on 'A Study of Smallholdings and their Owners', prepared jointly by AgriQuality New Zealand, Lincoln University and MAF, which outlines the findings of a study undertaken in 2003/04. MAF commissioned the study in ...
Exploratory research into the resilience of farming systems during periods of hardship
(New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, 2011-08)
This paper investigates the management strategies and responses used by New Zealand sheep and beef farmers to ensure resilience during periods of hardship. Using two farm level surveys conducted in 1986 and 2010, some ...
Current contribution of four biotechnologies to New Zealand's primary sector
Over the last several decades, changes to production technologies have significantly increased output from the primary sector. The contribution of improved genetics has been variously estimated, and the impacts of genetic ...
Kiwifruit: the key elements of success and failure in the NZ kiwifruit industry
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, 2007-12)
The study explores the nature and performance of the New Zealand kiwifruit industry from 1980 to 2006. As almost 94 per cent of kiwifruit produced in New Zealand is exported, the focus of this study is on the export sector ...