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Understanding why farmers change their farming practices : the role of orienting principles in technology transfer
(Lincoln University. Agricultural Economics Research Unit, 1995-09)
This report presents results from a qualitative study of sheep, beef and dairy farmers in the Temuka, Geraldine area of the South Island, New Zealand. Farmers' accounts of their farming practices, and how they decide to ...
Public understandings of biotechnology in New Zealand : nature, clean green image and spirituality
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, 2003-10)
This programme was granted funding in response to a demand for additional information on public perceptions of the risks of biotechnology. The Foundaton for Research, Science and Technology identified the need for research ...
The development of organic horticultural exports in New Zealand
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, 1998-09)
This report presents a summary of findings from a series of publications arising from the FRST Public Good Science Fund programme 'Optimum Development of Certified Organic Horticulture in New Zealand'. This research programme ...
Public drinking and social organisation in Methven and Mt. Somers
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, 1990-12)
The results from an ethnographic study of two South Island rural towns, Methven and Mt. Somers, are presented in this report along with a selected review of the literature on pubs. An argument is developed that integrated ...
Agrarian restructuring in New Zealand
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness & Economics Research Unit., 1992-04)
In this research report the farm and structural changes in New Zealand between 1984 and 1990 are described by way of analysis of official statistics. A brief review of theory on family farms under capitalism precedes data ...
Smallholders in Canterbury : characteristics, motivations, land use and intentions to move
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, 2000-09)
The AERU published its first report on smallholdings in Canterbury in 1993. The present report extends that research by using a random sample survey and thereby updates our understanding of this very important phenomenon. ...
Farming in Hurunui and Clutha counties : current attitudes and practices compared to survey results in 1986
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit., 1993-03)
This report presents results from a mail survey of 238 farms in Hurunui and Clutha Counties in 1992, and compares them with a similar survey in 1986. The typically sheep/beef farmers said that their financial position had ...
Intending smallholders’ and existing smallholders’ perceptions of the rural lifestyle around Christchurch, New Zealand
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, 1993-08)
In this qualitative study of smallholders around Christchurch a total of 58 people on 33 smallholdings were interviewed to learn about perceptions of the rural lifestyle. Intending smallholders, those who had just obtained ...
Success factors in new land-based industries
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, 2000-08)
Part of the changing structure of New Zealand agriculture and horticulture includes a move from traditional land uses to new land uses. Not all new land uses, however, become established industries. The research objective ...
Nanotechnology : ethical and social issues : results from New Zealand focus groups
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit., 2005-12)