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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 ...
Diversity and abundance of birds in New Zealand kiwifruit orchards
Both introduced and native bird species play important ecological and social roles in production landscapes. Economic benefits stem from birds that control pasture and crop pests, and many farmers and growers appreciate ...
The impact of neoliberalism on New Zealand farmers: changing what it means to be a ‘good farmer'
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2013-08)
Presentation covers: Agricultural reform - New Zealand government policy - neo-liberalism, ARGOS – source of evidence, farming as a business – evidence of change, and unexpected consequences.
Sector survey indicator results: Comparing management systems within horticultural sector
This survey was designed to compare management systems in the areas of sheep/beef, horticultural and dairy sectors. It also presents its results and provides an understanding of the general patterns.
Watching cows: associating farmer wellbeing and cows
This presentation highlights the relationship between wellbeing achieved by farming and the care of cows with dairy farmers participating in the ARGOS programme. Its purpose is to indicate how environmental care might be ...
Do orchardists walk the talk?
This paper was presented to discuss the management of kiwifruit orchards for a better outcome of practices and production, leading to the study of good orchards/orchardists. Implications for its sustainability were also ...
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, ...
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. ...
Complementary pathways to sustainability
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2011-12)
Animal biopharming in New Zealand: drivers, scenarios and practical implications
The research presented here is premised on the assumption that in order to evaluate the risks and benefits, the desirability and ethics of a technology, we must know how it is likely to interact with its context. The ...