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Small dairy farms, North Island - Prospects, challenges and change: A survey and analysis
(Lincoln University. Faculty of Agribusiness & Commerce, 2015-12)
This study looks at the small dairy farm problem in response to industry pressure and associated research funding (from DairyNZ through a small dairy farmer organization … Smaller Milk and Supply Herds Association…SMASH). ...
Dairy industry scenarios: Informing dairy farm systems for the future
(Centre of Excellence in Farm Business Management, 2015-10)
The purpose of the Dairy Farm Systems for the Future project is to explore how best to identify and design farming systems best suited to the changing environment and farmer circumstances. The first step in the project ...
Are organic standards sufficient to ensure sustainable agriculture? Lessons from New Zealand's ARGOS and Sustainability Dashboard projects
(Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2015-07-14)
Our review concludes that organic standards need to account for a broader set of criteria in order to retain claims to ‘sustainability’. Measurements of the ecological, economic and social outcomes from over 96 kiwifruit, ...
Food as mediator: Opening the dialogue around food
The purpose of this chapter is to shift attention away from the specific examples used to illustrate food utopias in this book and invite you to reengage with food as you experience it from the perspective of utopian ...
Perceived importance of areas of future research: results from a survey of sheep farmers
(Taylor & Francis on behalf of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 2015)
New Zealand sheep farmers were surveyed and invited to rank the importance of research areas with a score of 1 being not important and 4 being very important. Mean scores (95% CI) were greatest for lamb survival, 3.47 ...