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Sketch maps: features and issues important for the management of ARGOS orchards and farms
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2005-08)
The primary objective of this research was to analyse sketch maps completed by ARGOS kiwifruit orchardists and sheep/beef farmers to find out what was important to their management of their properties, and compare production ...
A review of social science research at Lincoln University
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, 1993-04)
There are two social science departments and three centres directly involved in social science research at Lincoln University, and three professional departments informed by social science research. About one quarter of ...
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 ...
New Zealand farmers and wetlands
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2006-11)
This research focuses on how New Zealand farmers approach the management of wetlands and waterways on their farms, and was funded by a Fish & Game New Zealand Research Scholarship, in association with the Agriculture ...
Understanding sheep / beef farm management using causal mapping: development and application of a two-stage approach
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2007-06)
Causal mapping was used to document how the participating sheep/beef farmers described and explained the factors involved in their farming systems, broadly defined to include economic, social and environmental factors. ...
Public understandings of biotechnology in New Zealand : factors affecting acceptability rankings of five selected biotechnologies
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, 2003-12)
In a study of public perceptions about biotechnology eleven focus groups were conducted throughout New Zealand. In the course of each focus group the participants were asked to rank for acceptability five different exemplars ...
Understanding approaches to kiwifruit production in New Zealand: report on first qualitative interviews of ARGOS kiwifruit participants
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2005-07)
Kiwifruit growers (or orchardists) comprise a diverse group of individuals with a variety of perspectives on and approaches to sustainable production. This diversity is the product of a broad range of social, cultural, ...
Becoming the audited : response of New Zealand sheep/beef farmers to the introduction of supermarket initiated audit schemes
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2007-09)
The primary objective of the ARGOS project is the transdisciplinary examination of the condition of sustainable agriculture in New Zealand (including environmental, economic and social aspects). In pursuit of this objective ...
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 ...
The impact of neoliberalism on New Zealand farmers: changing what it means to be a ‘good farmer'
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2013-08)
Presentation covers: Agricultural reform - New Zealand government policy - neo-liberalism, ARGOS – source of evidence, farming as a business – evidence of change, and unexpected consequences.