110 Results for 'New Zealand'

NPR – POSITIONING NEW ZEALAND’S PRIMARY INDUSTRY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OPPORTUNITIES PRESENTED BY NEW AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PRODUCTION AND MARKETING OF FOOD PRODUCTS

Abstract The sheer scale of technology developments in the agricultural and food sectors is moving at a speed we have simply not experienced before. Significant advancements are already being made in the development of plant-based meat and milk alternatives, big ...Read More

NPR – POSITIONING NEW ZEALAND’S PRIMARY INDUSTRY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OPPORTUNITIES PRESENTED BY NEW AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PRODUCTION AND MARKETING OF FOOD PRODUCTS

Abstract Whether it is for policy, strategy, developing resilience or extension there is a need to engage effectively with the farmers we work with, and often the communities that support them. The purpose of this paper is to outline and ...Read More

NPR – SUSTAINING POSITIVE PRACTICE CHANGE

Abstract Benchmarking is the practice of establishing the relative performance of a business against an appropriate standard, which can be self-set targets or peer performance. It identifies the excessive costs and inefficiencies of a business, increasing its competitiveness and ability ...Read More

NPR – FARM CHANGE THROUGH BENCHMARKING

Abstract One of the challenges faced by Māori Trusts and Incorporations is complex ownership and the resulting need for timely and useful information to be available to all levels of the organisation that can facilitate good decision-making. A pilot programme ...Read More

NPR – USING BENCHMARKING AND KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS TO COMMUNICATE BETWEEN MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE IN LARGE FARMING ENTERPRISES

Abstract Alderbrook Farm Ltd. (AFL) was established as a 50-50 sharemilking partnership in 1987. Since the initiation of operations, the business has grown to be a self-contained business of two farms and support blocks milking 1,200 cows on a farming ...Read More

PR – A CASE STUDY OF THE EVOLUTION OF SUCCESSION AND GOVERNANCE ON A NEW ZEALAND DAIRY FARM

Abstract New Zealand’s economy is dependent on cow dairying’s contribution of approx. $7.8 billion to total GDP. However, it faces ratcheting pressure for more regulatory controls as the result of intense public scrutiny of its environmental footprint, predominantly relating to ...Read More

PR – IS SHEEP DAIRYING A MORE SUSTAINABLE LAND-USE PARADIGM FOR NEW ZEALAND THAN COW DAIRYING?

Abstract Since 2006, milk prices, on average, have increased but there has been a great deal of price volatility in global dairy trade prices as well as New Zealand farm gate milk prices. Higher milk price can lead to higher ...Read More

PR – MEASURING HOW NZ DAIRY FARMERS REACT TO VOLATILE PRICES BY ANALYSING FARMER RESPONSES OVER A PERIOD OF TIME USING PANEL DATA

Abstract  Farm succession planning is becoming increasingly complex requiring technical and process consultancy input from a range of rural professionals. However, despite the impact RPs have on succession planning, research on RPs’ farm succession consultancy is scarce. A case study ...Read More

PR – A COMPARISON OF SUCCESSION PLANNING CONSULTANCY PROCESSES

Abstract New Zealand’s dairy farming sector has changed dramatically over the last two decades. As a result of growth in demand, dairy farms have become more intensive in production, more capital- intensive and have more debt. Previous empirical studies show, ...Read More

PR – NEW ZEALAND DAIRY FARMERS’ DEBT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Abstract The dairy industry is an important component of New Zealand economy particularly in terms of foreign exchange earnings, local communities and employment, contributing around 3.5% of NZ’s total GDP annually. The future of the dairy industry can be influenced ...Read More