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People who work in government ministries and agencies can implement policies that support farmers and growers to restore soil, waterways and wildlife, while they grow great food. These resources can help guide a transition to mosaics of land use that are healthy, prosperous and resilient.

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Assessing the Effectiveness of On-Farm Mitigation Actions

This research summary describes how effective on-farm mitigations have been so far, by comparing losses of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and sediment in 1995 and…
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Guidance

The Matrix of Drivers 2016: Driving Better Investment and Accelerating Impact Through a Prioritisation Matrix

This report presents the first stage of an overview of international and national drivers which have the potential to affect land use change and/or practice.…
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Journal Article

A copula-based analysis of severity-duration-frequency of droughts in six climatic regions of NZ

We used a copula to model the joint drought duration-severity distribution and frequency to generate SDF curves for six locations in different climatic regions (3…
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Journal Article

When experts disagree: The need to rethink indicator selection for assessing sustainability of agriculture

Sustainability indicators are well recognized for their potential to assess and monitor sustainable development of agricultural systems. A large number of indicators are proposed in…
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Journal Article

A review of the policies and implementation of practices to decrease water quality impairment by phosphorus in NZ, the UK, and the US

We outline policy in New Zealand, the UK, and the US who have imposed limits for P. We contrast the strategies used and discuss their…
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Technical Report

Enabling a transformation in New Zealand’s bioeconomy

The OECD called for a global transition towards a bioeconomy in 2009, which resulted in a number of nations adopting strategies to develop their bioeconomy.…
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Technical Report

Targets for sustainable and resilient agriculture (TSARA): a New Zealand perspective

Targets for sustainable and resilient agriculture (TSARA) is a European research programme investigating land uses and changes to land uses, and their potential to support…
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Technical Report

Interoperable Models for Land and Water Framework selection and preliminary design

This report presents a proposal for the development of an interoperable modelling system suitable for integrated spatial assessment the economic, production and environmental implications of…
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Journal Article

Assessing the Yield and Load of Contaminants with Stream Order: Would Policy Requiring Livestock to Be Fenced Out of High-Order Streams Decrease Catchment Contaminant Loads?

This paper won the JEQ Best Paper Award 2019. Concentration and flow data for 1998 to 2009 were used to calculate catchment load and yields…
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Technical Report

Stocktake of Indicator Projects

This ‘stocktake’ report identifies and describes 28 projects or programmes that were involved in assembling indicators about agriculture and the environment. Some of these focus…
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