Evaluating Intensification Trajectories in the Context of Climate Change
This project is funded by the Ministry for Primary Industry (MPI) through their Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change (SLMACC) research programme which aims to help agriculture and forestry sectors address the challenges arising from climate change.
Description of the project
The project develops a set of recommendations for promoting appropriate adoption of agricultural intensification practices in the meat and dairy sectors while pursuing mitigation of and adaptation to climate change. These recommendations target the promotion of more resilient farm systems and greater capacity in the meat and dairy sectors to manage risks and benefit from the opportunities associated with climate policy.
High level planning
Reference – 30946- SLMACC- Agribusiness.
Project term Oct 1 2012 until September 30 2014
- University of Otago – Centre for Sustainability CSAFE – http://www.otago.ac.nz/csafe/
- Lincoln University – Agribusiness & Economics Research Unit (AERU) – http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/aeru
- Ecosystems Consultants – http://www.ecosystemsconsultants.co.nz/
The AgriBusiness Group’s role and contact
- Role: Project Lead – Organise and facilitate survey of 50 farmers. Organise and facilitate 3 workshops. Information collection, analysis and interpretation.
- Key Contact: Jon Manhire, Katherine MacKusker
- More information: http://www.argos.org.nz/slmacc-project.html