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    • 50 years of the AERU : an examination and summary of past research 

      Driver, Tim; Greer, Glen (Lincoln University. Agricultural Economics Research Unit., 2012-09)
      The AERU at Lincoln University celebrates its 50th jubilee in August 2012. The fortunes of the AERU have fluctuated during the last fifty years, but it has continued to fulfil the role for which it was established; to ...
    • Actual and potential computer use by a group of primary producers 

      Nuthall, Peter L. (Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research UnitLincoln, Canterbury., 1992-05)
      "In the rural sector, computer adoption has been significant, although not at the rate evident in the urban scene. In order to identify the level and type of computer use practised by rural businesses, especially farmers, ...
    • Administered protection in the United States during the 1980s : exchange rates and institutions 

      Stallings, David A. (Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit., 1991-05)
      The strong appreciation of the U.S. Dollar between 1980 and 1985 induced a surge in imports into the United States for a wide variety of products. This, in turn, increased the demand for trade protection. Many of these ...
    • Agrarian restructuring in New Zealand 

      Fairweather, John R. (Lincoln University. Agribusiness & Economics Research Unit.Lincoln, Canterbury, 1992-04)
      In this research report the farm and structural changes in New Zealand between 1984 and 1990 are described by way of analysis of official statistics. A brief review of theory on family farms under capitalism precedes data ...
    • Agricultural sector adjustment following removal of government subsidies in New Zealand 

      Gouin, Daniel-M. (Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit., 2006-08)
      This research analyses the effects on the farm sector of the New Zealand agricultural policy reform undertaken in 1985. The analysis is placed within a discussion of the larger issue of the specificity of the farm sector ...
    • Air freight transport of fresh fruit and vegetables 

      Saunders, Caroline M.; Hayes, P. (Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit.Lincoln, Canterbury, 2007-10)
      The increasing international trade in fresh fruit and vegetables has started to raise concerns about the distance that food travels and the emissions associated with its transport. The term food miles has been coined to ...
    • Alternative management strategies and drafting policies for irrigated Canterbury sheep farms 

      Shadbolt, Nicola M. (Lincoln College. Agricultural Economics Research Unit., 1982-11)
      The study reported in this publication is part of the A.E.R.U.'s continuing research effort into the seasonality of ruminant animal production in New Zealand. The philosophy behind the programme of research is that ...
    • The ambulance facility location problem - a survey of methods and a simple application 

      Gough, Janet D.; McCarthy, W. O. (Lincoln College. Agricultural Economics Research Unit., 1975-12)
      A number of service facility location problems are concerned with providing urban emergency services such as ambulances, fire and police. These problems differ from other service location problems such as the location of ...
    • Amenity values of spring fed streams and rivers in Canterbury: a methodological exploration 

      Kerr, Geoffrey N.; Swaffield, Simon R. (Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research UnitLincoln, Canterbury, 2007-12)
      Groundwater allocation decisions have effects beyond the enterprises and land uses for which water is used. They may influence the quantity, quality and flow of spring fed streams within the catchment, and the in-stream ...
    • An analysis of alternative wheat pricing schemes 

      Rich, M. M.; Foulds, L. J. (Lincoln College. Agricultural Economics Research Unit., 1980-09)
      The aim of this study was to measure, from an economic efficiency viewpoint, the impact of making the domestic wheat pricing scheme more responsive to changes in the world wheat price. This was done by distilling information ...
    • An analysis of lands and survey development projects 1945-69 

      Plunkett, H. J. (Lincoln College. Agricultural Economics Research Unit., 1972)
      Since the Second World War, Government has played an important role in developing unproductive land in New Zealand. The aim of this report is to examine why Government became so deeply involved in the development of such ...
    • An analysis of production, consumption and borrowing behaviour in the North Island hill country pastoral sector 

      Beck, A. C.; Dent, J. B. (Lincoln College. Agricultural Economics Research Unit., 1984)
      The objective of this study was to analyse some key aspects of the North Island hill country farming system in order to provide a better basis for understanding the impact of political, economic and environmental factors ...
    • An analysis of the retail demand for meat in the United Kingdom 

      Philpott, B. P.; Matheson, Mary J. (Lincoln College. Agricultural Economics Research Unit., 1965)
      The value of New Zealand's meat exports is close to £100 million per annum. Any business organisation selling a product on such a scale would ensure that it possessed very full up-to-date details as to the main factors ...
    • The application of expert system methodology to feed management 

      Nuthall, Peter L.; Bishop-Hurley, G. J. (Lincoln University. Agricultural Economics Research UnitLincoln, Canterbury, 1994-10)
      Computers are becoming an increasing part of the range of tools available to farmers in carrying out their farm management activities. However, there is a range of utilisation of computers within the farming sector. This ...
    • Aspects of productivity and economic growth in New Zealand 1926-1964 

      Philpott, B. P. (Lincoln College. Agricultural Economics Research Unit., 1966)
      Our purpose in this paper is to survey present knowledge with respect to long term changes in productivity in New Zealand, especially in so far as this is related to economic growth. All the data at present available, ...
    • An assessment of the economic costs of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis in the Canterbury / Westland Region of New Zealand 

      Jackson, D.; Tomlinson, Craig J.; Fairweather, John R.; Donaldson, I. (Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research UnitLincoln, Canterbury, 2001-09)
      This research report is of a cost of illness study of multiple sclerosis in the Canterbury / Westland region. It outlines the economic costs of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis to the people with the condition, those ...
    • An assessment of the effects of road dust on agricultural production systems 

      McCrea, P. R. (Lincoln College. Agricultural Economics Research Unit., 1984-08)
      It has been proposed that the dust drifting on to farmland adjacent to unsealed roads can reduce the volume and value of agricultural production from that land. The objective of this report is to describe an investigation ...
    • An assessment of the effects on horticultural production of fugitive dust and ash from the proposed Waikato coal-fired power station activities 

      McCrea, P. R. (Lincoln College. Agricultural Economics Research Unit., 1986-10)
      This report assesses the possible impact of dust, ash and chemical pollutant emissions from the proposed powerstation activities, on horticultural production systems surrounding the station complex and to identify suitable ...
    • Assistance to the tourist industry 

      Sandrey, R. A.; Scanlan, Susan (Lincoln College. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit., 1988-06)
      This study has been carried out as part of the government's continuing review of the economy, in particular the levels of assistance provided to various sectors, and examines the levels of assistance given to the tourism ...
    • Attitudes to pests and pest control methods : results from a sample survey of the NZ population in February 1991 

      Sheppard, R. L.; Urquhart, Lorna (Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit., 1991-04)
      A survey of 1000 adult people in New Zealand was carried out during February 1991. The intention of the survey was to ascertain the views of the respondents on the seriousness of a range of pests and their attitudes to ...