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New Zealand Farmer Attitude and Opinion Survey 2008 : Management systems and farming sustainability
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2009-10)
The survey results presented in this report are part of ongoing research on New Zealand farmers and how they respond to changes and issues related to the sustainability of primary production. The survey assessed how farmers ...
Why do some of the public reject novel scientific technologies? A synthesis of results from the Fate of Biotechnology research programme
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, 2007-06)
This report synthesises outputs from a five year programme of research on public perceptions of biotechnology. In interpreting the overall results, a pressure-response-assessment-outcome model is introduced to explain ...
The influence of perceptions of New Zealand identity on attitudes to biotechnology
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit., 2006-10)
Attitudes to specific biotechnologies may be linked to certain beliefs or perceptions individuals have about their identity as New Zealanders. Ten statements about New Zealand identity were included in a nationwide survey ...
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)
New Zealand farmer and orchardist attitude and opinion survey 2008 : characteristics of organic, modified conventional (integrated) and organic management, and of the sheep/beef, horticulture and dairy sectors
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2009-07)
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). Panels of 12 farms were selected to represent conventional, integrated and ...
Are organic standards sufficient to ensure sustainable agriculture? Lessons from New Zealand's ARGOS and Sustainability Dashboard projects
(Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2015-07-14)
Our review concludes that organic standards need to account for a broader set of criteria in order to retain claims to ‘sustainability’. Measurements of the ecological, economic and social outcomes from over 96 kiwifruit, ...
The social practice of sustainable agriculture under audit discipline: initial insights from the ARGOS project in New Zealand
One of the most interesting recent developments in global agri‐food systems has been the rapid emergence and elaboration of market audit systems claiming environmental qualities or sustainability. In New Zealand, as a ...
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 ...
The New Zealand Sustainability Dashboard: Unified monitoring and learning for sustainable agriculture in New Zealand
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2012-04)
The New Zealand Sustainability Dashboard project will develop a sustainability assessment and reporting tool in partnership with five primary industry sectors in New Zealand. Internationally recognised frameworks and their ...