Next generation systems; A framework for prioritising innovation
Renwick, Alan; Wreford, Anita B.; Dynes, R.; Johnson, P.; Edwards, Grant; Hedley, C.; King, W.; Clinton, P.
Primary production industries are constantly changing in response to external factors such as new market opportunities, consumer demands, changing community expectations of the social and environmental outcomes associated with the primary sector, and technological innovation (Gerber et al., 2010). These external forces for change will likely intensify over the next 10 years (MfE, 2016; DairyNZ, 2016; NZHEA, 2016). To enable primary producers to meet government targets such as doubling the value of New Zealand export returns while improving environmental performance, next generation land-based primary production systems (NGS) will be required. Next-generation systems may include redevelopment or redesign of existing enterprises and production systems, wholly new or novel enterprises, and new technologies that add options across temporal and spatial scales. The systems may cover a broad range of pastoral, arable, horticultural and forestry industries.... [Show full abstract]