Project Details Ngā taipitopito
Collaborators Ngā haumi
AgResearch | Beef + Lamb NZ | DairyNZ | Department of Internal Affairs | Greater Wellington Regional Council | Lincoln University | Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research | MBIE | Ministry for the Environment | MPI | New Zealand Institute of Primary Industries | Plant & Food Research | PwC New Zealand | Ruapehu District Council | Scion | St Andrews Prebyterian Church Te Kuiti | Statistics New Zealand | Tararua Rural Education Activities Programme | Treasury | Waikato District Council
Indicators are used by the primary sector to benchmark elements of performance, such as water and chemical use, and track progress towards goals. Local and central governments use indicators to set policy and measure against targets.
The Indicators Working Group’s role was to assemble, synthesise and publish information about indicators. It reviewed existing agri-environmental indicator initiatives and their use, identified gaps, and investigated the use of indicators for monitoring and evaluating land and water values. The aim was to find the right indicators and enable and support their use.
This research will help the primary and public sector meet local, national and international reporting requirements, and solve problems resulting from overlapping information needs and multiple ways of measuring.
The Indicators Working Group worked extensively with local and central government, industry groups, non-governmental and research organisations, scientists and representatives of rural communities to develop and promote the use of indicators.