An online tool to assist Māori agribusiness in making strategic decisions within a kaupapa Māori framework
Project Details Ngā taipitopito
Collaborators Ngā haumi
Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research | Massey University | Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga | Te Puna Ora o Mataatua | Te Rūnanga o Ngai Tahu | University Of Canterbury | University Of Otago
As more land is returned to iwi through Treaty settlements, Māori land entities are exploring how to provide for their people while upholding principles such as kaitiakitanga (values of guardianship and mutual responsibility). Many Māori land trusts and incorporations are recognised innovators in the agribusiness sector. There is also considerable scope for improvement, with some estimates putting the potential for adding value by highlighting cultural attributes as $8 billion over 10 years.
The Māori agricultural sector is therefore crucial to the development of future agribusiness solutions that are productive economically, while also restoring the wellbeing of the land and water resources underpinning agriculture for future generations.
Māori agribusinesses experience unique opportunities and limitations as a result of competing market, legislative, cultural and social factors. Our researchers have developed a suite of indicators that measure and present these factors in an online format. The Kohuratia website provides Māori agribusiness in Aotearoa New Zealand with a snapshot of the current constraints their operations are faced with, and identifies the most impactful actions an organisation can make.