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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 ...
Carrying on farming: how New Zealand’s sheep/beef farmers continue to farm
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2013-12)
Presentation covers: pathways to sustainability – analysis of transdisciplinary data, 5 pathways followed by farmers, overall strategies of ‘survival’, and 'what is a sustainable landscape?'
How do organic, integrated and conventional sheep/beef farms differ in meat production
(International Farm Managment Association, 2011-03)
New Zealand’s pastoral livestock farm systems, once predominantly breeding/finishing properties geared towards the commodity market have become increasingly diverse niche market producers leading to the development of ...
Resilience in retrospective: analysis of response to shocks and stress in the New Zealand kiwifruit and sheep and beef sectors
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2012)
Sustainability forms a key concept within the Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability (ARGOS) project. Since the project was initiated in 2004, however, sustainability has been exposed to increasing scrutiny as an ...
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 ...
Complementary pathways to sustainability
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2011-12)
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)
Comparison of the productivity and profitability of organic and conventional farms in the New Zealand sheep/beef and kiwifruit sectors 2002/03 to 2007/08.
(International Farm Managment Association., 2011-03)
Organic industries world-wide have been expanding rapidly over the past decade but there has been comparatively little recent discussion of the relative financial performance of organic and conventional farming systems. ...
The ARGOS New Zealand Farm Sustainability Survey
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2012-09)
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). The research aims to get a better understanding of farmer perspectives ...