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Simulation-based design of water harvesting schemes for irrigation
(Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1981)
For large areas of New Zealand that suffer from agricultural drought, the only practicable way of providing irrigation is through the use of water harvesting schemes that divert winter flood water in nearby streams into ...
Cultural models of GE agriculture in the United States (Georgia) and New Zealand (Canterbury)
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit., 2008-07)
The goal of this research was to assess why genetic engineering (GE) agricultural technology was embraced in some industrialized nations (United States) while it evokes extreme concern and aversion in others (New Zealand). GE ...
Risk and uncertainty
(Lincoln College and University of Canterbury. Centre for Resource Management., 1988-07)
This paper presents an overview of the risk literature, concentrating on general approaches to risk analysis and risk assessment. We believe that this is an essential first step towards the setting of guidelines or the ...
Risk management strategies for the long run use of resources: the impact of climate change on agriculture
(Lincoln University. Centre for Resource Management., 1992-07)
This publication is the result of a research contract completed for MAF Rural Policy Unit in 1991. The brief was to develop a policy framework to assist in the analysis of the issues raised by climate change and the ...
Monitoring the New Zealand costal policy statement: a preliminary assessment
(Lincoln University. Lincoln Environmental. Centre for Resource Management., 1994-10)
A review of the literature pertaining to 'perceived' risk and 'acceptable' risk and the methods used to estimate them
(Lincoln University & University of Canterbury. Centre for Resource Management, 1990-05)
The concept of an acceptable risk is an integral part of modern society. However, when we attempt to determine what an acceptable risk is in a particular situation, we have to consider questions such as 'to whom is the ...
Genetic engineering in New Zealand: science, ethics and public policy
(Centre for Resource Management, 1991-06)
Genetic engineering is rapidly being acknowledged as an emerging technology that has immense potential to improve the health, living standards, economy and environment for New Zealanders. However, some aspects of the ...
From threat to opportunity : moving to a sustainable energy pathway
(Lincoln University. Centre for Resource Management., 1991-12)
Over the next decade New Zealand must make important decisions that will strongly determine its future energy development pathway. Two strategic issues are of vital importance: the need for the energy sector to respond ...
Key elements of success and failure in the NZ venison industry
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit., 2008-08)
This study explores the nature and performance of the New Zealand venison industry from 1980 to 2007. A number of critical success factors that have enabled the venison industry to develop were identified. These ...
Organic certification systems and farmers' livelihoods in New Zealand
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit., 2007-01)
Certification is becoming increasingly important in organic agriculture for the marketing of organic products. This makes certification central for organic farmers and can have major effects on their livelihoods. Over time, ...