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dc.contributor.authorRosin, C.en
dc.contributor.authorHunt, Lesley M.en
dc.contributor.authorFairweather, John R.en
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, H.en
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-08T23:02:09Z
dc.date.issued2009-08en
dc.identifier.issn1177-7796en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/2979
dc.description.abstractThe ARGOS (Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability) project was designed to enable the interrogation of the condition of sustainability in the New Zealand agriculture sector. To account for the country’s reliance on a neoliberal (or market driven) policy orientation, the research programme compares groups of producers organised into panels whose members comply with similar audit schemes that regulate entrance into high value export markets. Because these audit schemes often include criteria or standards associated with improved environmental or social practice, comparison of the panels on the basis of economic, environmental and social measures and indicators provides insight to the potential for such schemes to promote a more sustainable agriculture sector in New Zealand. To the extent that such schemes do influence practice, we would expect to differentiate among the panels in reference to such criteria. As part of the overall ARGOS analysis, this report provides a synthesis of the social research conducted within the project and contributes to the examination of the ARGOS null hypothesis, namely that there is no significant difference in the economic, environmental and social dimensions and characteristics of the participating farms and orchards. The report’s main objectives are to assess both the extent to which it is possible to differentiate among the management system panels of ARGOS farms/orchards and how such difference is manifest in the social dimensions of farm life. To the extent that this analysis provides evidence to reject the null hypothesis, it is possible to inform understandings of agricultural sustainability as well as provide insight to the potential pathways to improving this condition.en
dc.format.extent1-71en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAgriculture Research Group on Sustainabilityen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability - http://hdl.handle.net/10182/2979en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesARGOS publicationsen
dc.subjectkiwifruit industryen
dc.subjectbeefen
dc.subjectdairy industryen
dc.subjectdairy farmingen
dc.subjectorchard managementen
dc.subjectfarmingen
dc.subjectkiwifruit growingen
dc.subjectfarm managementen
dc.titleSocial objective synthesis report 2: social differentiation and choice of management system among ARGOS Farmers/Orchardistsen
dc.typeMonograph
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitAgribusiness and Economics Research Uniten
dc.subject.anzsrc0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Managementen
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agribusiness & Economics Research Unit
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://hdl.handle.net/10182/2979en
dc.publisher.placeLincoln, Canterburyen


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