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Primary production is influenced and impacted by many external factors, or drivers. A full stocktake of these international and domestic drivers and their interactions is helpful, to understand their relative importance to the primary sector.
The Matrix of Drivers research team developed an overview of all the known drivers and issues that have the potential to affect agricultural land and water use in New Zealand. This was initially completed in 2016, and updated in 2018, 2020 and 2022.
The matrix uses 1500 unique sources of information of academic, industry, regulatory and legislative origin. This is built into a priorities matrix that quantifies the importance of these drivers and represents the level of interest or concern of customers.
The Matrix of Drivers provides market intelligence and foresight into consumer trends and international agreements, and can be used to assess the magnitude of drivers across sectors.