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Success factors in new land-based industries
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, 2000-08)
Part of the changing structure of New Zealand agriculture and horticulture includes a move from traditional land uses to new land uses. Not all new land uses, however, become established industries. The research objective ...
Management styles of Canterbury farmers : a study of goals and success from the farmers’ point of view
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, 1990-11)
A review of literature on success and goals in farm management shows that farmers seek to achieve a number of goals and have different management styles. Since farmers combine both business and way-of-life goals in complex ...
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 ...
The decision making of organic and conventional agricultural producers
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit., 1996-06)
The main objective of this research was to describe and understand the decision making of organic and conventional farmers so that we could understand why, or why not, they grew organic products. Organic production was ...
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 ...
New Zealand farm structure change and intensification
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit., 2008-03)
This report presents information about the numbers of farms in New Zealand. The different sources providing such data report very different figures and trends over time, but they all seem to indicate an overall trend of ...
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 organisation of large herd dairy farms in New Zealand
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness & Economics Research Unit., 1994-03)
This research reports the results of interviewing 29 large herd dairy farmers (over 500 cows) in the North and South Islands of New Zealand and describes their social organisation of production. On average the farmers were ...
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)