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Reflecting on the journey of environmental farm planning in NZ

Environmental farm planning in New Zealand dates to the 1950s when soil conversation plans were first undertaken. Since then the extent and complexity of whole…
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Impact of delivering green dairy products on farm in New Zealand

This paper aims to explore whether consumers' willingness-to-pay (WTP) a price premium could incentivise dairy farmers to deliver products with credence attributes (CAs) in New…
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Rere ki Uta, Rere ki Tai: Research Insights

Respect for oneone (soil) as a basis of learning about land management effects on te taiao including people, air, water, and relationships with the natural…
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Scale // The Value Chain Compass

In the research programme’s case studies of emerging value chains, scale was one of the key decisions that had to be made by the chain…
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How much less? Estimating price discounts for suboptimal food with environmental and social credence attributes

Price discounting strategies for suboptimal food perform an essential part in reducing food waste. This study provides new information empirically estimating discounts for levels of…
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Case Study: Ngāti Raukawa

This is one of four mana whenua case studies that provide insights about addressing barriers and challenges they have experienced in freshwater management that could…
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Indirect faecal source tracking methods to elucidate critical sources and contaminant transfers through catchments – a review

In New Zealand, there is substantial potential for microbial contaminants from agricultural fecal sources to be transported into waterways. Understanding contaminant transport pathways from catchment…
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Viewpoint: Act local, effect global: Integrating farm plans to solve water quality and climate change problems

Local farm plans can be used to minimise the effect of food production on water quality and greenhouse gas emissions but must be integrated with…
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