The Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit (AERU) provides research expertise focused on natural resources, environment and public policy, agricultural economics, regional development, trade and environment, rural sociology and marketing (both institutional and consumer).

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  • Consumer willingness to pay for environmental attributes – Results from AERU research 

    Tait, Peter R.; Driver, Tim; Saunders, Caroline M. (AERU, Lincoln University | Te Whare Wānaka o AorakiLincoln University, | Te Whare Wānaka o Aoraki, Canterbury, New Zealand, 2020-03)
    This is a brief report summarising the research undertaken at the AERU on the willingness-to-pay (WTP) for attributes of food by consumers for different products and in different markets. The research here covers the period ...
  • Governing value creation and capture in New Zealand agribusiness value chains: A case study 

    McIntyre, Tiffany; Wilson, Mark M. J.; Saunders, Caroline M.; Childerhouse, P. H. J.; Dalziel, Paul C.; Kaye-Blake, William H.; Kingi, T.; Mowat, A.; Reid, John D.; Saunders, John (AERU, Lincoln University | Te Whare Wānaka o AorakiLincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand, 2019-06)
    This research addresses a key question in the Our Land and Water National Science Challenge concerning the creation and capture of value for New Zealand’s food and beverage exports. It investigates five case studies of ...
  • Principles and process for developing participatory adaptation pathways in the primary industries 

    Cradock-Henry, N. A.; Blackett, P.; Connolly, J.; Frame, B.; Teixeira, Edmar; Johnstone, P.; Wreford, Anita B. (University of California Press, 2021-07-13)
    Adaptation pathways is an approach to identify, assess, and sequence climate change adaptation options over time, linking decisions to critical signals and triggers derived from scenarios of future conditions. However, ...
  • State of the Canterbury food and fibre sector, 2020 

    Saunders, Caroline M.; Guenther, Meike; Driver, Tim; Dalziel, Paul C. (Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit. Lincoln University | Te Whare Wānaka o AorakiLincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand, 2020-09)
    As part of the Canterbury Regional Economic Development Strategy, the Canterbury Mayoral Forum has initiated the Canterbury Food and Fibre Innovations programme. As part of that work, the Canterbury Mayoral Forum commissioned ...
  • The impacts of changes in agricultural policies in the United Kingdom on trade and agriculture especially in New Zealand – the WTO option 

    Saunders, John; Guenther, M.; Saunders, Caroline M. (AERU, Lincoln University | Te Whare Wānaka o AorakiLincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand, 2019-09)
    The United Kingdom’s (UK) exit from the European Union (EU) will have a range of implications for the UK, the EU and other countries like New Zealand (NZ). The nature and extent of its impacts will be determined by the ...

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