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Doing the unthinkable: linking farmers' breadth of view and adaptive propensity to the achievement of social, environment and economic outcomes
(International Farm Management Association (IFMA), 2011)
Farmers produce products for markets that demand food safety and environmental sustainability, while working in a world challenged by a changing climate and decreasing water and energy resources. To meet these challenges ...
Experiences of transdisciplinarity in research on agricultural sustainability
(International Farming Systems Association, 2010-07)
The Agricultural Research Group on Sustainability (ARGOS), a transdisciplinary research programme funded by New Zealand’s Public Good Science Fund and business organisations interested in primary production, aims to improve ...
The agriculture research group on sustainability programme: a longitudinal and transdisciplinary study of agricultural sustainability in New Zealand
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2012-02)
This report provides an overview of the key design features of the Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability (ARGOS) programme. This ongoing long-term research project started in 2003, involving a group of around 20 ...
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 ...
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. ...
Becoming the audited : response of New Zealand sheep/beef farmers to the introduction of supermarket initiated audit schemes
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2007-09)
The primary objective of the ARGOS project is the transdisciplinary examination of the condition of sustainable agriculture in New Zealand (including environmental, economic and social aspects). In pursuit of this objective ...