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2021 Nuffield reports

John Foley

Science and innovation in New Zealand agriculture

The world is changing, and to keep up, New Zealand needs to be world-class at research and value creation – Innovation is the common denominator. We need to re-imagine our science and innovation models to give agriculture the best opportunity to contribute to a more prosperous New Zealand.

John Foley

Lynsey Stratford

Super heroes, not super humans

Despite the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and a focus on improving health and safety, the rates of fatality and harm in NZ agriculture remain stubbornly high. This has negative impacts on the sector’s productivity, profitability and sustainability. The consequences for farming families and communities are tragic.

Lynsey Stratford

Ben Anderson

The green and the black of it

This paper initially set out to determine whether it was possible to better monetise sustainability with the New Zealand Deer Industry. In addition to this, I wanted to understand why NZ deer farmers seemed to achieve such poor returns in comparison to both the end value of their products, and the level of risk they accepted in producing them. And lastly, I wanted to know whether our conventional industry supply chains were going to be fit for purpose in a rapidly changing world.

Ben Anderson

David Eade

Resign or redesign

Commodity prices received by New Zealand farmers are close to all-time highs, yet we are protesting in the streets for the first time in decades. Our resistance to environmental regulation has exposed a vulnerability – we, farmers, are struggling to hold our place in the power hierarchy.

David Eade

How do we equip farmers to embrace imposed change?

The future is positioning our produce in high end, affluent markets that demand, ethically and environmentally friendly products going away from volume favoured markets to values driven markets. This takes a mindset shift from farmers.

Edward Pinckney

Primary Sector Insights Reports

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