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|Title: ||Becoming the audited : response of New Zealand sheep/beef farmers to the introduction of supermarket initiated audit schemes|
|Other Titles: ||Report on ARGOS' second qualitative interview|
|Author: ||Rosin, Chris|
Hunt, Lesley M.
Fairweather, John R.
|Date: ||Sep-2007 |
|Publisher: ||Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability|
|Series/Report no.: ||ARGOS Research Report: Number 07/05|
|Item Type: ||Monograph|
|Abstract: ||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 to date, considerable effort has been dedicated to assessing the comparative sustainability or resilience of designated management panels in three branches of the New Zealand agricultural sector (dairy, kiwifruit and sheep/beef). For this purpose, farms of comparable size and similar location were assigned panel membership as determined by an individual farmer’s compliance (or lack thereof) with existing market audit schemes which – to varying degrees – regulate farm management practice. By sector, the panels are comprised of conventional and organic methods of dairy
farming, integrated pest management (Hayward, green, and Hort 16a, gold) and organic (Hayward) methods of kiwifruit production, and conventional, integrated and organic methods of sheep and beef farming. Due to the distinct nature of practices associated with each panel, differences in the assessed ecological, economic and social features of the participating farms and farm households offer the potential to distinguish the relative sustainability of systems based on these practices.|
|Persistent URL (URI): ||http://hdl.handle.net/10182/446|
|Appears in Collections:||ARGOS publications|
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