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Pathways to Transition

Dr James Turner

Programme Lead, Revitalising te Taiao

I am a senior social scientist at AgResearch with 26 years’ research experience in forest and agricultural sciences.  My current research focus is on co-innovation as a process for bringing together agribusiness, communities, government, entrepreneurs and researchers to tackling natural resource dilemmas. More on research I’m involved in is on ResearchGate.

My doctorate was from the University of Wisconsin- Madison majoring in Forestry Economics, and I have a Bachelor of Forest Science 1st Class Honours from the University of Canterbury and Diploma of Development Studies from Massey University. 

My vision for the project is that we will have supported the many innovative farmers, growers, and communities to realise their aspirations to revitalise Te Taiao. This is important to me because Aotearoa-New Zealand is at a pivotal moment where we have an opportunity to improve how we produce and consume food and fibres to ensure vibrant communities and sustainable environments for future generations.


Renee Kahukura Iosefa

Renee Kahukura Iosefa (Kia Ora Media Marketing & PR) is the communications and engagement lead for the Reviatlise Te Taiao research programme
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