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  • Papers presented at the New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (Inc.) eleventh Annual Conference : Tahuna Conference Centre, Nelson, August 2005

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    Published on behalf of the New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society by Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, Lincoln University, [2005].

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  • Papers presented at the New Zealand Branch, Australian Agricultural Economics Society Conference, Flock House, Bulls, July 1989

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    Published on behalf of the New Zealand Branch, Australian Agricultural Economics Society by Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, Lincoln College, [1989].

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  • Papers presented at the New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (Inc.) Fifth Annual Conference : "Public - v - private interests : the role of the state in agriculture" : incorporating the 23rd Annual Conference of the New Zealand Branch of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (Inc.) : Blenheim Country Lodge, July 1998

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  • Papers presented at the New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (Inc.) eighth Annual Conference : "New Zealand, the international citizen?" : incorporating the 26th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Branch of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (Inc.) : Blenheim Country Lodge, July 2002.

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    Published on behalf of the New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society by Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, Lincoln University, [2002].

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  • Papers presented at the New Zealand Agricultural Economics Society (Inc.) Second Annual Conference : "Agriculture and the Environment" : incorporating the 20th Annual Conference of the NZ Branch of the Australian Agricultural Economics Society : Blenheim Country Lodge, July 1995.

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    This year a trend which has been gaining momentum is the rise of environmentalism. With increasing global environmental awareness has come increased consumer expectations for environmental quality in production processes. At the same time, there has been a proliferation of domestic policies in New Zealand's agricultural markets targeting the protection of the environment, and these will impinge in various ways on our trade. Within New Zealand, there has been increasing pressure for our own agricultural sector to address issues relating to the environmental effects of production systems. In a paper given at this Conference two years ago, Stuart Morris identified these three trends. I would like to make reference to some of the points he made at that time. The growth of green consumers has led to a growth in demand for green products, with consumers being prepared to pay a premium for products produced in an environmentally friendly way. This raises the question of the degree to which the green market can be managed to provide the necessary incentives for producers to change to more environmentally friendly agricultural practices. Associated with this is the issue of quality assurance. Overseas consumers are becoming skeptical about unsubstantiated environmental claims, and quality systems are required which provide consumers and trading partners with the assurance they demand about the environmental quality of agricultural products from New Zealand. The trade effects of overseas domestic environmental policies are also of concern In Europe, the instruments of support for farmers are shifting from product price support to direct and indirect income support. Indirect support can be in the form of payments for environmentally acceptable or sustainable farming. Such agro-environment polices have implications for exporting nations such as New Zealand. They are exempt from the support reduction commitments of the GATT Agreement and pose a potential trade threat. Within New Zealand, pressure from environmental interests led to the Resource Management Act of 1991. The aim of this Act was to promote the sustainable management of natural and physical resources. Its operation and impact has since become a source of great debate. At a more general level, various measures and economic instruments can be used to achieve sustainable agricultural systems. These can include knowledge generation, improved information flows, rural adjustment assistance, institutional change, pricing mechanisms, transferable property rights, pollution charges, subsidies, income tax measures and direct regulation. There has been, and will continue to be, much debate on which of these approaches are appropriate for the New Zealand situation. This discussion paper includes full text of the papers listed below: Anthony H Chisholm, Economic Incentives and Environmental Management; Anton D Meister, Land Use Changes and Environmental Legislation in Europe: Lessons for NZ; Sally Garrett, Heinz Wattie, Opportunities and Challenges for Agriculture; Basil G Chamberlain, Implementing the Resource Management and Bio-security Acts: Implications for Agriculture; Alastair Ensor, Farming and the Environment: Making it Happen Where it Counts; Brian Easton, How the Market was Introduced into Resource Management and the Environment; N. Jangu, J.R. Fairweather, S.K. Martin, Decision Making by Farmers: an Example of the Ethnographic Decision Tree Modelling; P Alsop, S Awatere, N Banks, G Boe, S Gaines, S Gardiner, A Jihad, P Siameja, Valuing Tropical Rain Forest Protection: Using the Contingent Valuation Method in NZ; Stuart Morriss, Bernie Warmington, Chris Ingram, Environmental Quality Assurance: Industry Standards and the RMA; Darryl Sullivan, Frank Scrimgeour, The New Zealand Dairy Board: What is the Value Added?; Brent Casey, Empty Core Markets: A Possible Defence for Co-operation in the New Zealand Meat Processing Industry; Christopher E C Gan, Gary A Kennedy, The Markowitz Portfolio Theory: An Analysis of Optimal Production Mixes of Soybeans and Rice in Louisiana; Robin Johnson, The Theory of Coalitions: from Welfare Economics to Behavioural Models; M P Kearney, Green Accounting and Sustainability; Ram SriRamaratnam, Exotic Forestry Area Developments in New Zealand: Past Trends (1972-1993) and Forecasts (1994-1998) Rod Forbes; David Rhodes, Phil Journeaux, Off-Farm Income Survey: 1992/93 Financial Year; Ram SriRamaratnam, Rod Forbes, Prakash Narayan, Richard Wallace, Pastoral Sector Farm Income, Expenditure & Investment Model: Preliminary Modelling Results; Irene Parminter, Farm Dairy Effluent and Water Quality: A Case Study of a Waikato Catchment; Fiona Duncan, Impact Analysis of Blackberry in the Manawatu Wanganui Region; Megan Cotton, Graham Hickling, Commercialisation of Wild Rabbits in New Zealand; Tony Banks, Zhang Cungen, Shamin Shakur, Chinese Wool Market Developments: Implications for New Zealand Exporters; K B Bicknell, Economic Issues Relating to the Control of Bovine Tuberculosis in New Zealand: a Bio-economic Model for the Control of Disease in a Livestock Population; G Rauniyar, Credit as a Poverty Alleviation Strategy for Rural Nepal; Petrus Simons, Sustainable Development and the Uncertainty of Time; Robert J Townsley, The Discipline of Farm Management in New Zealand: Future Directions? Warren J Parker; Peter J Jarvis, Rob M Davison, A Review of High Country Production and Performance from 1967 to 1995 with Particular Reference to Changes in Nominal and Real Product Prices and the Government Policy Framework which affected Farmers over the Period; C K G Dake, M S Cunha W J Parker, Using a Stochastic Cashflow Model to Make Stocking Rate Decisions; Rupert Tipples, The Re-regulation of Farming Employment Relations in New Zealand; Warren J Parker, An Economic Comparison of Drylot and Pastoral Dairy Farming Systems in New Zealand; R D Plank, The Profits from Sharefarming: An Ex-Post Study; P L Nuthall, Farm Computers and Improving Managerial Skill – An Emerging Challenge; G Rauniyar, Farm Level Adoption of Management and Technological Practices: a Case Study of Fishpond Operators in Nepal; C K G Dake, J S Squire, S Pollock, A Farm Enterprise Risk Evaluation Model for Use by Farm Consultants; Frank Scrimgeour, The Economics of Soil Compaction: A Case Study from the Manawatu.

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  • Papers presented at the New Zealand Branch, Australian Agricultural Economics Society Eighteenth Annual Conference, Blenheim Country Lodge, July 1993.

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    The theme of the Winter Conference of the New Zealand Branch of the Australian Agricultural Economics Society, Agricultural Marketing: Structure, Conduct, and Performance is very much at the top of the agenda in discussions in the industry. The conference provided an opportunity to listen to three of New Zealand's top agribusiness marketing practitioners and question their views about the realities of the market. This was matched against two academics who presented theoretical aspects of marketing. The debate that followed enabled participants to go away with a better understanding and view of the future way forward. This discussion paper includes full text of the papers listed below: Peter Lucas, Managing Director, J Wattie Foods Ltd, Marketing in Asia -A Wattie Manager's Viewpoint; Graeme Harrison, Managing Director, Asia NZ Meat Company Ltd, Economy Theory vs Pragmatism: The Realities of Doing Business in the Expanding North Asian Meat Market; Alistair Betts, Group General Manager (Marketing), NZ Dairy Board, Agricultural Marketing Structures: an Integrated Market Back System ¬the New Zealand Dairy Board Experience; Wayne Cartwright, Professor of Strategic Management, University of Auckland, Theoretical Aspects of the Relationship Between International Competitive Performance and the Structure of Land Based Industries and Firms; Professor A C Zwart, Department of Economics & Marketing, Lincoln University, Producer Controlled Marketing Organisations; Frank Scrimgeour, Deregulating an Industry with a Sole Marketing Authority: Predicting the Consequences; B A Finlayson, An Evaluation of Alternative Institutional Structures that Could be Utilised in the New Zealand Agricultural Industry; Dr C W Maughan and L Wright, An Application of Transaction Costs Theory to the New Zealand Meat Industry; Lukman M Baga and Rodolfo M Nayga, Strategic Issue Identification: an Exploratory Survey of New Zealand Agribusiness Firms; Fraser McLeay, Sandra Martin and Tony Zwart, Farm Business Marketing Behaviour and Strategic Groups in Agriculture; J W M Gamer and W J Parker, Survey of the Farm Management Consultancy Industry; Prakash Narayan and Rod Forbes, An Application of the Capital Asset Pricing Model in Government Asset Management; N L Dalmazo, G A G Frengley, W J Sorrenson, Perceptions of Farmer Attitudes and Objectives: A Brazilian Example; Ruth Wilson-Salt, Consumer Perceptions of Agrichemical Use and Agrichemical Residues on Fresh Fruit and Vegetables; Jim Sinner, Trade and the Environment: Efficiency, Equity and Sovereignty Considerations; Stuart Morris, Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture: Balancing Conflicting Interests - Which Way is North; Which Road to Take?; Jagdish Prasad, Ram SriRamaratnam and Richard Wallace, Determinants of Meat Consumption in New Zealand: Historical Patterns (1967-92) and Forecast Trends (1993-89); R M Nayga, Determinants of Away from Home Lamb Consumption in the United States and Implications for New Zealand; G F Thomson and A C Zwart, A Forecasting Model for New Zealand Lamb Exports; Dedi Budiman Hakim and Rodolfo M Nayga, Consumer Characteristics Affecting the Purchase of Lean Meat Products: A Pilot Project; T L Gundry, Price Dynamics of Meat Production; M P Kearney and M D Neal, Risk Management Strategies Applied to the Cherry Industry in Marlborough; Miriam A Janett, The Role of Information in the Egg Market in Palmerston North; M K Bruhn and J C Lockhart, The Terms of Exchange for New Zealand's Pipfruit Industry; Ram SriRamaratnam, Phil Hay, Beth Bailey, Carolyn Stevens and Prakash Narayan, Kiwifruit Area Changes and Yield Variability by Growing Regions.

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  • Papers presented at the New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (Inc.) Ninth Annual Conference : incorporating the 27th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Branch of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (Inc.) : Blenheim Country Lodge, July 2003

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    Published on behalf of the New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society by Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, Lincoln University, [2003].

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  • Papers presented at the New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (Inc.) Fourth Annual Conference : "managing change in a dynamic environment" : incorporating the 22nd Annual Conference of the NZ Branch of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (Inc.) : Blenheim Country Lodge, July 1997

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    The main themes for this Conference are: 1. Rural Communities, Science and Research Policy, Consumer Demand, Agricultural Sector Imports and Modelling 2. Resources 3. Farm Management. This discussion paper includes the full text of the following papers: Ann Pomeroy, Impacts of Recent Economic Reforms on Rural Communities ; John R Fairweather, Implications and Impacts of Land Use Change; Jenny Boshier, Key Elements for Achieving New Zealand's Environmental Goals; Irene Parminter, Modelling Off-Farm Employment and Investment Decisions ; P L Nuthal, Family Farm Viability and the Economics of Information; K L Atkinson, W J Parker, G P Rauniyar, Obtaining Dairy Farm Ownership Through Share farming in Gippsland, Vic.; Brian Bell and Tony Ryburn, What Really Matters in Research Evaluation ; R W M Johnson, Organisational Models for Management of Research and Extension; A E Dooley, G P Rauniyar, W J Parker, S N McCutcheon, S T Morris, An Ex Post Economic Analysis of Research, Development and Extension of Cover Comb Shearing Technology; G P Rauniyar and W J Parker, Farmer Perceptions of Sustainable Practices for New Zealand Pastoral Agriculture; Philip Journeaux, Impact of Dairy Farm Conversions in Taupo District; Brent Casey, Sandra Martin, and Tony Zwart, Instability in the New Zealand Meat Processing Industry - An Economic Analysis; C K G Dake, Determining the Optimal Reservation Price of Forest Stands; L J Stachurski, C K G Dake, W J Parker and D G McCall, The Economics of Irrigating Dairy Farms Under Climatic Risk; Sharon Menzies, The Impact of Consumer Trends in the United Kingdom and United States on New Zealand's Red Meat Industry; Andrew Stewart, T C Kelly, E A Cameron and B D Wallace, An Exploratory Study of Urban Attitudes and Perceptions about Rural Land Use in New Zealand; Ram SriRamaratnam and Prakash Narayan, An Economic Model for Forecasting New Zealand FOB Prices for Dairy Products and the Farmgate Payout for Milk; Murray Doak, Why Protect High Class (Elite) Soils? ; T G Parminter and I S Tarbotton, Weighting A Soil and Vegetation Self Assessment Scale: Results of a Conjoint Analysis; R J Townsley, P B Gardiner, R Wilkinson, A D Meister, The Effects of Soil Quality on Land Value; Heather Collins, The Development ofManagement Guidelines for Sustainable Livestock Farming in the Hawke's Bay; Dan Marsh, Fighting the Twin Perils -A Casey Study of the Left Bank Outfall Drain in Pakistan; Petrus Simons, Cost Benefit Analysis of Resource Use Under Uncertainty; Mike Kearney, A D Fenemor & S J Sinner, Implementing Transferable Water Permits in the Waimea Catchment, Nelson, NZ; Kathryn B Bicknell and Christopher Gan, The Amenity Value of Waterway Enhancement in Christchurch – A Preliminary Analysis; Caroline Saunders, Current and Future Developments in Agri-environmental Support policies and the CAP in the EU and their implications for NZ; J A G Martins da Silva, W J Parker, N M Shadbolt, C D K Dake, A Stochastic Spreadsheet Model for Analysing Investment Options for Pasture Development on Beef Cattle Farms; I Vetharaniam, D G McCall, W H McMillan, H R Tervit, Implications of Embryo Technology on the Structure of the New Zealand Beef and Dairy Herds; T Jon Sherlock, W J Parker, T C Kelly, The Potential for Out-of-Season Beef Finishing Systems on Farms in the Lower North Island; S C Vale, C K G Dake and R W Tillman, Optimal Selection of Fertilisers in Horticultural Enterprises; Iona McCarthy, Impact of Poor Farm Management Practices on Farm Value: A Rangitikei Case Study; L Labramonte, G Rauniyar and W J Parker, Participatory Management of Irrigation Systems in the Doilo Province of the Philippines; Ron H McFetridge, Gavin L Wall and Nicola M Shadbolt, The Economics of Spray Irrigating Pasture for Dairy Production in the Manawatu; M J Broadbent, E M Hurley, T C Kelly, A Study of Strategies Sharemilkers are Using to Attain Farm Ownership; H Little and C N Taylor, Oliver Twist Dared: or The Importance of Multiple Sources of Income for Farm Families.

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  • Papers presented at the New Zealand Agricultural Economics Society (Inc.) First Annual Conference : incorporating the 19th Annual Conference of the NZ Branch of the Australian Agricultural Economics Society : Blenheim Country Lodge, July 1994

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    The theme of the conference this year is 1984-1994: Ten Years of Progress? The last decade has seen considerable change to the New Zealand economy and the agricultural sector. We have seen significant changes in fiscal policy, monetary policy and the role of the state - changes to MAF, to universities to agricultural policy, to industrial policy and much more. This discussion paper includes full text of the papers listed below: Arthur Grimes, Monetary Policy in New Zealand: 10 Years of Progress; M H Sharp, Resource Management 1984-1994 Basil, Department of Economics; Ron Sheppard, Agricultural Restructuring Effects: an Industry Perspective; P J Lloyd, 1984-94: Ten Years of Progress? - An International Perspective; Graham Robertson, The Way Ahead; Caroline Saunders, Changing Emphasis of Agricultural Support and the Provision of Public Goods in the Countryside: UK Perspective Caroline Saunders; Paul O'Neil, Has the Resource Management Act Killed Zoning?; Robert R Alexander and Burton C English, Multi-Level Modelling of Natural Resource Policy: An Application in Soil Erosion Control; Ram SriRamaratnam and Jagdish Prasad, Beef Production from Dairy vs Beef Animals: Responses to Manufacturing and Prime Beef Price Relationships; Frank Scrimgeour, The Economics of Farm Forestry: Some Preliminary Empirical Estimates; Greg J Brush and Michael D Clemes, Your Money or Your Life; R W M Johnson, Interest Groups, Pressure and Policy Determination; H Talgaswatta and B D Ward, Measuring Efficiency with Stochastic Frontier Production Function Approach: An Application to Rubber Estates in Sri Lanka; Petrus Simons, Patenting Genetically Modified Organisms: The Case Against; Glen Greer, Evaluation of Changes in Water Availability for Canterbury Irrigators; Ram SriRamaratnam and Margaret Wheatstone, Electricity Industry Reforms: Impacts on the Agricultural Sector and the Rural Communities.

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  • Papers presented at the New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (Inc.) Seventh Annual Conference : "Where from - where to?" : incorporating the 25th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Branch of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (Inc.) : Blenheim Country Lodge, July 2001.

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    Published on behalf of the New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society by Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, Lincoln University, [2001].

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  • Papers presented at the New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (Inc.) Tenth Annual Conference : incorporating the 28th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Branch of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (Inc.) : Blenheim Country Lodge, June 2004

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  • Papers presented at the New Zealand Agricultural Economics Society (Inc.) Third Annual Conference : New Zealand agriculture in the 21st century : incorporating the 21st Annual Conference of the NZ Branch of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (Inc.) : Blenheim Country Lodge, July 1996.

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    With the choice of forward looking theme for this year's conference, we have embarked on providing a vision for the New Zealand agricultural sector in the 21st Century. We decided to address this theme by focusing on four sub themes: the advent of the first MMP based government to be elected in October this year and the consequences; major and minor land use changes already taking place and likely to continue within and out of the sector; the implementation phase of the last GATT/WTO agreement underway with its current and future trade implications; and the potential ramifications for property rights and land use of those Waitangi Treaty land claims highlighted in the media and others. This discussion paper includes the full text of the following papers: Paul Harris, The Implications of MMP for New Zealand; R.M. Davison, Agricultural Land Use Change with Reference to Sheep and Beef Farmland – Salient Points; Peter Kennedy, Current and Future Likely Trade Developments in Agriculture; M.H. Durie, The Treaty of Waitangi Settlements: Implications for Maori Development; D. Bolger, R Lincoln, P. Narayan, and I. Rowe, Agricultural Marketing: Recent and Proposed Changes to Producer Board Legislation; F. Scrimgeour, The Evolution of Institutions in New Zealand Agriculture; A.M.L. Perkins, Participatory Inquiry - A Methodology for Correcting Market Failure and Addressing Sustainability; T. Banks, Decollectivisation of the Chinese Pastoral Sector: a Property Rights Analysis of an Institutional Change; N. McConnell, R. SriRamaratnam Exchange Rate Impacts on Farm Income: an Historical Analysis (1981-1995); P. Narayan, Value Added in Agriculture: The Rise in Off Farm Contribution to the New Zealand Economy; I Parminter, The Significance and Implications of Off Farm Income; P Narayan, R SriRamaratnam, Factors Determining Agricultural Sector Debt and Debt Servicing; R W M Johnson, Cost Benefit and the Environment Debate; P Simons, Trade, Technology and Agricultural Development; K B Bicknell, R J Ball, R Cullen, H Bigsby, Estimating New Zealand's Ecological Footprint; H Bigsby, Quantifying Technical Trade Barriers: Phytosanitary Measures; H McCrostie Little, C N Taylor, M Fairburn, Farm Based Entrepreneurial Diversification: Shaking a Tail Feather at Tradition - Ostriches Aren't The Only Option; P Journeaux, Cost Benefit Approach to a Rural Subdivision Scenario; D Anderson, Social Impacts of Land Use Change; S Shaku, Accountability in Funding Flood Control Schemes; P Nuthall, Feed Practices on New Zealand Farms; R D Plank, Sharefarming, Partnership, Leasehold: an Ex-Post Comparison; G P Rauniyar, W J Parker, An Economic Analysis of Dairy Farm Ownership Structure: Evidence from the Manawatu Region; R G Gavigan, W J Parker, Management and Performance Characteristics of Sheep Farms in the Wairarapa and Tararua Districts; T G Parminter, A M L Perkins, The Application of Systems Analysis to Group Goal Setting; P B Walker, W J Parker, Farm Management Impacts of the 1990 East Coast Technology Transfer Programme; S D Lysaght, E A Cameron, K A Funnell, C K Dake, A Spreadsheet Model of the Economics of Nerine Production; J I Reid, J L Coulson, E A Cameron, A Framework for Understanding the Adoption and Use of Technologies by Dairy Farmers; L G Barioni, C K Dake, W J Parker, A Stochastic Model for Rotational Grazing Using Extend Simulation Package; N M Shadbolt, Forestry, a Valuable Crop for the Pastoral Farmer; N Rogers, L Kemp, D Gray, J Gardner, The Role of Financial Analysis in the Farm Management Consultancy Process; G N Christensen, J W Gardner, W J Parker, The Role of Stock and Station Firms in the Farming Enterprise; N R Lambie, K B Bicknell, Towards an Economically Optimal Level of Control for Rooks in Canterbury; D W Mardle, Do New Zealand Food and Beverage Manufacturers Plan for Product Recall.

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  • Proceedings of the Rural Economy and Society Study Group two day symposium on rural research needs, 7-8 July 1987

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    This discussion paper records both the formal papers and the group discussions of a two day symposium on rural research needs held at Lincoln College on the 7-8 July, 1987. The papers cover many aspects of rural economy and society, and the group discussions point to important research needs. Topics considered important for research were: rural decline, deteriorating urban and rural relationships, coping with change, rural powerlessness, low farm and rural income, and the use and bias in information. Solutions put forward included: revamping Federated Farmers, fostering work and school exchanges, education programmes for major life changes, devolving decision making to the regions, research into international consumer food preferences, and promoting to the media affirmative action for rural New Zealand. This discussion paper includes the full text of the following papers: Richard Le Heron, Global processes and local adjustments: understanding changes in food and fibre production in New Zealand; Ralph Lattimore, New Zealand farming in an increasingly interdependent world; Pat Devlin, New land uses: a search for land use satisfactions; Mary Gray, Trends and problems in rural social service delivery; Robin Johnson, Government influence – past, present and future; L. Tim Wallace, Agricultural futures; Neville Bennet, Primary producing countries and the modern world economy: a case study in international dynamics; Roberta Hill, Meat industry restructuring and technology; Robyn Grigg, Changing roles of women; Trevor Howse, The land, the Maori, and his economic base yesterday; L. Tim Wallace, Introduction to group discussions: the problem solving process.

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  • Papers presented at the New Zealand Branch, Australian Agricultural Economics Society seventeenth annual conference, University of Waikato, August 1992

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    Published on behalf of the New Zealand Branch of the Australian Agricultural Economics Society

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  • Papers presented at the New Zealand Branch, Australian Agricultural Economics Society Conference, Blenheim, July 1987

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    The themes for the 1987 Conference of the New Zealand Branch of the Australian Agricultural Economics Society were Future Fiscal Directions, Trade Negotiation, and State Owned Enterprises. This discussion paper includes the full text of the following papers: R.L. Kerr, Future Fiscal Directions - Stabilisation and Adjustment: What Have We Learned? ; Gary Banks, Trade Negotiation - The Role of Government in Multilateral Trade Negotiations; Colin Hicks, State Owned Enterprises: Corporatisation A Massive Hoax; R.G. Ansell and S.K. Martin, Market Diversification And Risk In New Zealand Export Lamb Markets; Y.S. Chiao, Sheep Plan and User Pays; D. de B. Galwey and P. J. O'Neil, Risk Balancing: A Preliminary Empirical Analysis for The New Zealand Sheep and Beef Sector; Veronica A. Jardine, Funding and Conduct of Agricultural R & D in New Zealand; K.L. Leathers, Sustainable Agriculture In Theory And In Practice; A.T.G. Mcarthur, Economic Weights For Breeding Objectives; O. Negendank, The Role of Advisory Services in an Agricultural Marketing Strategy; John Pryde, Rural Finance in New Zealand; Allan N. Rae, Analysis of Aspects of the United Kingdom Import Apple Market in the Post EEC Membership Period; Tony Rayner and Ralph Lattimore, The Phasing of Trade Liberalization Policy: The New Zealand Experience; J.C. Robertson, G.R. Griffith, R.G. Lattimore, An Econometric Model of New Zealand Milk Production and Utilisation; Brian S. Speirs and Andrew N. Burtt, Information for Agricultural Adjustment; S. Sriramaratnam, Feasibility of Insurance as a Risk Management Option in New Zealand Agriculture; Bruce A. Weber and Walter B. Moore, Incidence of Tax Reform by Income Groups.

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  • Papers presented at the New Zealand Branch, Australian Agricultural Economics Society Conference, Blenheim, July 1988

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    The themes for the 1986 Conference of the New Zealand Branch of the Australian Agricultural Economics Society were Trade Policy and the GATT Negotiations, Non-Government Arrangements for Funding Agricultural Research, Adjustment in Agriculture, and International Agribusiness Issues. This discussion paper includes the full text of the following papers: Don Greenfield, Trade policy and the GATT negotiations; Donald MacLaren, On the meaning and measurement of agricultural trade distortions; I.J. Bourke and D. Wije-Wardana, GATT multilateral trade negotiations and forest products trade; Ronnie Horesh and S SriRamaratnam, Technical aspects of trade negotiations; Veronica Jardine, Grant M. Scobie and Gary R. Baker, The incidence of trade policies on agriculture: the case of ecuador; T.D. Heiler, Operating a R & D organisation in the user pay environment; R.A. Richardson, Funding and resource allocation in rural and wool research - An Australian viewpoint; R.W.M. Johnson, Adjustiment in agriculture: agribusiness; D.K. Crump, Adjustment in the wheat and flour industry; John Gibson, Bert Ward & Ralph Lattimore, Structural adjustment in egg price determination; Walter Morre and Ron Sandrey, Adjustiment in the kiwifruit industry; A.J. Pollock, Speech notes for AAES NZ branch conference; Roland Woods, International marketing - prospects for statutory producer marketing organisations; A.C. Zwart , Controlling exports : the role of marketing boards; R.W.M. Johnson, Commodity markets and NZ exports; O. Negendank, Kiwifruit - a case for the international coordination of marketing strategies; Y.S. Chiao, Is the recent sharp drop in fertiliser usage a major concern for pastoral production?; Gus Hooke, Why farmers should worry about the budget balance; Ronnie Horesh, Social policy bonds; Grant M. Scoble and Veronica Jardine, Macroeconomic policy, the real exchange rate and agricultural growth: the case of Ecuador; S. SriRamaratnam The New Zealand live sheep export quota: the potential impact and economic considerations; R.L. St. Hill, Single market disequilibrium models: an introduction and application to agricultural finance in New Zealand.

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  • Papers presented at the New Zealand Branch, Australian Agricultural Economics Society sixteenth annual conference, Lincoln University, August 1991

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    The themes for the 1991 Conference of the New Zealand Branch of the Australian Agricultural Economics Society were Agricultural Outlook, Economics and Policy, Farm Management, and Marketing and Business. This discussion paper includes the full text of the following papers: R M Davison, Situation and Outlook for Meat; Adrian Orr, The Outlook for the New Zealand Dairy Industry; Mark Horsnell, Commentary; John Pryde, Agriculture in the GATT Round; Ron Sheppard and Lorna Urquhart, World Dairy Prices and New Zealand Farmer Returns; Richard Wallace and Patrick Conway, Situation and Outlook for Wool; Brian Easton, The Treatment of New Zealand In ASE Models of the World Food System; Kris Ericksen, A New Approach to Possum Control; Grant Fleming, Government and Private Sector Mortgage Relief in New Zealand 1931-1935: Economists' participation in Agricultural Finance Policy Making; R N Forbes, Application of Subjective Methods for the Determination of Risks Involved with Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak; Gerald A G Frengley And Warren E Johnston, Farm and Household Financial Stress; Gill Growse, Dairy Herd Testing Some Possible Implications of Introducing Competition; R W M Johnson, Risk Efficiency, Producer Boards, and Treasury Paradigms; S D Morriss, Government Adverse Events Relief Assistance 1986-1991: Impact of Adjustment; Prakash Narayan, The Primary Sector's Contribution To The New Zealand Economy; Chris Nixon, New Zealand / Korean Casein Trade; Ann Pomeroy, Rural Community Development; Dean Riley and Frank Scrimgeour, The Social Value Of An Indigenous Forest; Rodney L St Hill, Financial Market Dualism and Economic Development; Grant M Scobie and John K Gibson, The Cost to Agriculture of Protection to Manufacturing: Theory and Evidence; Jim Sinner, Making Water Quality Decisions: When Costs and Benefits Don't Fit Our Assumptions; S SriRamaratnam and Prakash Narayan, Economy Wide Implications of Pastoral Sector Supply Responses to Future Market Scenarios; Mark Storey and S SriRamaratnam, The New Zealand Live Sheep Trade in The 1990s; Jeffrey A Weber and Richard J Lynch, Allocating Water in the Ashburton River: Irrigation Vs Instream Flows; A C Bywater, Farm Management Research in the 1990s; Gag Frengley, G A Anderson and B D Ward, Financial Leverage and Farmland Price; K Green, H Jagger, C Kearney and P Burborough, Background Study to Downland North Otago; S R Harris, S K Martin, C G Lamb and S F Pittaway, Farmer Risk Perceptions and Management Responses to Risk in A New Zealand Dryland Farming System: An Exploratory Study; Prakash Narayan and Robin Johnson, Diversifiable and Non-Diversifiable Risk in Farming; Derek L Newman, Lindsay S Saunders, Stewart F Pittaway and Greg A Anderson, Multidiscriminant Analysis of Farmers' Risk Responses; L S Saunders, D L Newman, S F Pittaway and G A Anderson, Farmers Perceptions of Risk: Naive or Irrational?; L S Saunders and R J Townsley, A Methodology to Customise Technology Transfer; Frank Scrimgeour ; The Economic Performance of Sharemilkers 1970-1990; Peter Seed and Greg Anderson, Evaluating the Rural Bank Debt Discounting Policy - An Application of Option Pricing Theory; Brian A Bell, The Application of the Capital Asset Pricing Model in New Zealand Agribusiness; Wayne Cartwright, International Competitiveness of Land-Based Industries: Approaches to Research; Sharon Cottrell and Victor Walker, Agricultural Marketing Policy - Recent Developments in Producer Board Legislation; R J Diprose, New Zealand Poultry Meat Industry : A review - August 1991; Chris Nixon, Embryology: A Progess Report; Peter Seed and Greg Anderson; Petrus Simons, Uncertainty: Concept Dimensions and Management.

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  • Papers presented at the New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (Inc.) Sixth Annual Conference : Where from - where to? : incorporating the 24th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Branch of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (Inc.) : Blenheim Country Lodge, July 2000.

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    Published on behalf of the New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society by Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, Lincoln University, [2000].

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  • Rural New Zealand : what next?

    Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit

    Working or discussion paper
    Lincoln University

    This book is about what might lie ahead for rural New Zealand - its people, its resources and its institutions. In discussing issues and events surrounding people who produce, process and market New Zealand's food and fibre products, it outlines many of the choices presented by the future. The book begins with a brief discussion of the macro forces influencing New Zealand's rural areas, emphasising that their future course, largely influenced by international considerations, will also be increasingly impacted by domestic non farm policies and actions initiated, in main, by urban residents. Whether directly or indirectly, these forces will affect the costs and productivity of all farms, processing, distribution and food retailing firms. The second section reviews the farm production and technology base. It describes the complex relationships between producer, agribusiness, consumer, Government and environmental interests within the system. In the same way as agriculture is, itself, affected by larger forces, it affects other parts of the economy. When farm incomes slip, less fertiliser and machinery is purchased. This reduces incomes of farm suppliers who live in rural areas. When unemployment in a rural community occurs it, in turn, affects other facets of rural living. It can lead to reduced public services, notably education and health, cause changes in the attitude of rural people towards people living in cities and positions of public power; and exert negative domino effects on other rural communities. The continuous systematic weaving of research, information and analysis is pointed out to be crucial to any successful rural business or community. The changing patterns of farm size and ownership, types of farms, the farm people themselves, and the rural workforce are shown as reflecting much of this weaving and communication of ideas. The use of farm capital and how the rural sector avails itself of credit underscores thoughts on the increasing competition for natural resources by farmers and non farmers alike. A third section reviews the demand for food and fibre, dealing with domestic demand, international trade and international relations. A fourth section surveys the structure of agriculture, adding to what has already been said about farms and farm income. The agribusiness component is presented in order to create increased awareness of its structure, conduct and performance. A picture of the markets is offered in section five to show what specific markets do, how they behave, and what changes the future might hold for them. The wholesale and retail food situation, advertising and promotion, are presented to show that ultimately the food and fibre system is consumer driven not producer directed as so many farmers now believe. The role of producer boards is examined in details, and options to them are presented. A sixth section covers the role that Government plays in facilitating New Zealand's agricultural politics and policy. What are the politics of agriculture and intervention? Is regulation always useful, or are there times when it actually retards economic and social advance? These questions are again analysed from domestic and international perspectives; again contrasting views are presented. One author presents an argument for going back, while others question not only the basis of this thesis but also the effects of the fortress New Zealand approach. A final section outlines some of the other major emerging or persisting issues confronting rural areas in the decade ahead: the importance, and difficulties, of trying to differentiate an agricultural product; the rise of an active rural feminine consciousness concerning effective equality of participation; property rights issues with a focus on Maori and pakeha concerns about land and fishing; the important role of personal values in planning and executing land and water use programmes; the long run effectiveness of currently in vogue user pay programmes; and whether or not separate policies to resolve the many concerns of rural New Zealand should be considered. This discussion paper includes the full text of the following papers: Gary Hawke, Overview of NZ Agriculture; Brian Easton, Agriculture in NZ Economy; Alastair McArthur, Innovation, Information and Communication; John Fairweather, Farm Size and Population; Rupert Tipples, Rural Work Force; John Pryde, Capital and Agriculture; Chris Kerr, Competition for Resources; Bill Schroder, Food and Fibre Consumers; Ralph Lattimore, Trade Relations: Coming of Age; Bruce Ross, Development of the Agricultural Industry; Gerald Frengley, Farming Enterprises; Tim Wallace, Farm Income and Policy; Roger Juchau and Derek Newman, New Zealand's Agribusiness; Wayne Cartwright, The Structure of Markets; Rod Brodie and Andy van Ameyde, Advertising and Promotion; Allan Rae, The Case for Producer Control; Tony Zwart and Sandra Martin, Options to Producer Control; John Kneebone Robin, Politics and Agriculture; Robin Johnson, Government and the Farmer; Tony Rayner, Regulation; Wolfgang Rosenberg, Let's Return to the 1950s; John Pryde, Farmer Politics; Ralph Lattimore, What Course New Zealand's Tariff Policy; Tony Lewis, Can Farmers Market?; Robyn Grigg, A Woman Farmer's Perspective; Ron Sandrey, Maori and Pakeha: Land and Fisheries; John Hayward, Personal Values in Land and Water Use; Tim Wallace, Do We Need a Rural Policy?; Geoff Butcher, User Pays Revisited; Tim Wallace and Ralph Lattimore, Tough Decisions Ahead.

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