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Understanding approaches to sheep / beef production in New Zealand: report on first qualitative interviews of ARGOS sheep / beef participants
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2006-02)
Sheep/beef farmers comprise a diverse group of individuals with a variety of perspectives on and approaches to sustainable production. This diversity is the product of a broad range of social, cultural, economic, and ...
The representativeness of ARGOS panels and between panel comparisons
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2007-07)
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 ...
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 ...
Compliance at work: protecting identity and science practice under corporatisation
(Lincoln University, 2003)
When the New Zealand Government restructured the system of the public funding of research (1990-1992) it created Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) as companies operating in a global, market-led economy. One CRI, AgResearch, ...
Comparative performance of organic, conventional, and integrated producers in New Zealand
(New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, 2009-08)
The Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability (ARGOS) monitors a wide range of environmental, social, economic and management parameters on matched cohorts of organic, conventional and integrated farms in the sheep/beef ...
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, ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.