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Integrating horticultural and arable land use options into hill country farming systems: Site-specific crop options and value chain-based business case

The ‘Integrating Horticultural and Arable Land Use Options into Hill Country Farm Systems' research project developed a process for crop identification and assessment to help…
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Project Summary: Integrating Horticultural and Arable Land Use Options into Hill Country Farm Systems

This article summarises the results of a Rural Professionals Fund project that aimed to develop a process and tools to help farmers select different crops…
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Designing Freshwater Monitoring Programmes to Detect Early Improvement

This short guidance document is to support the design of freshwater monitoring programmes to detect early improvement and is for regional councils, government, and multi-agency…
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Te Mana o te Wai Factsheet 2: Māori Landowners

The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide an introduction to Te Mana o Te Wai, the opportunities it presents for Iwi and hapū,…
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Plant species rather than elevated atmospheric CO2 impacts rhizosphere properties and phosphorus fractions in a phosphorus deficient soil

By 2050, elevated atmospheric CO2 (eCO2) could stimulate plant growth, but dwindling phosphorus (P) stocks in the soil could limit growth. However, little is known…
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Global Guidance on Environmental Life Cycle Impact Assessment Indicators 2

The Global Guidance for Life Cycle Impact Assessment Indicators 2 is aimed at life cycle assessment practitioners and method developers. It identifies the current best…
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De-Risking Land-Use Transformation in New Zealand

Agricultural Economics Society, April 2019, Belgium
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Consumers' Willingness to Pay for Sustainability and Other Attributes

Evidence gathered by four separate Our Land and Water research programmes has found that food shoppers in New Zealand's key export markets do value attributes…
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Regenerative Agriculture

Developing a framework to collect scientific evidence about regenerative agriculture in Aotearoa
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