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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 ...
Perception and evaluation of risks: findings for New Zealand and cross-cultural comparisons
(Lincoln University. Lincoln Environmental / Centre for Resource Management, 1996-05)
In a socio-psychological field study, perceptions and subjective evaluations of risky activities and environmental conditions were investigated in three countries: Germany, New Zealand and Australia. The aim of this ...
Environmental beliefs and farm practices of New Zealand organic, conventional and GE intending farmers
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit., 2001-08)
The main objective of this report was to deepen our understanding of the different types of farmers and growers in New Zealand primary production with respect to novel technologies. It provides supplementary analysis of ...
Social organisation of large herd dairy farms in New Zealand
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness & Economics Research Unit., 1994-03)
This research reports the results of interviewing 29 large herd dairy farmers (over 500 cows) in the North and South Islands of New Zealand and describes their social organisation of production. On average the farmers were ...
The socio-economic status of the South Island high country
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit., 2008-05)
During 2007 the AERU at Lincoln University was commissioned by MAF Policy to investigate aspects of the socio-economic status of the South Island high country. The research involved analysis of secondary data on farm ...
Recreational substitutability and carrying capacity for the Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers
(Lincoln College. Agricultural and Economics Research Unit., 1983-12)
The Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers are located close to each other in Canterbury; they have many of the same physical attributes and appear to offer similar recreational amenities. Both rivers have water right ...
Farmer views on the use of genetic engineering in agriculture
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, 2003-05)
The objective of the research reported here was to determine farmers’ views about genetic engineering, including their intentions to use genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and their views about GMOs, environment attitudes ...
Linking farmer wellbeing and environmentally sustainable land use: a comparison between converting organic and conventional dairy farmers
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2008-01)
A tree model for Hawkes Bay farmers' tree planting decisions
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit., 1992-09)
This research report presents the results of a regional pilot study of farmers' decision making regarding trees on their farms. A review of both international and New Zealand literature shows that farmers have a variety ...