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Farming in Hurunui and Clutha counties : current attitudes and practices compared to survey results in 1986
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit., 1993-03)
This report presents results from a mail survey of 238 farms in Hurunui and Clutha Counties in 1992, and compares them with a similar survey in 1986. The typically sheep/beef farmers said that their financial position had ...
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 ...
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 ...
Farm resilience for sustainable food production: a conceptual framework
(Lincoln University, 2008-09)
So far resilience work has mostly focused on regional‐scale, extensively managed ecosystems. Weargue that, as over 40% of the earth’s surface is used for agriculture, it would be fruitful to apply resiliencethinking to ...
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)
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. ...