BioGro has published an article "New Industry Tool to Measure Sustainability" about the NZSD project and the organic case study.
Catriona MacLeod and Henrik Moller have presented NZSD project at the plenary session of the NETS 2015 conference, New Zealand Biosecurity Institute, in Dunedin. 26th to 28th August 2015
Henrik Moller has presented “Sustainability: a bureaucratic burden or a chance to learn and earn?” at the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Canterbury Environment Forum, in Christchurch. 18 August 2015. This event aims to engage and enthuse farmers and industry on the benefits of Environment awareness.
The Annual Stakeholders workshop of the New Zealand Sustainability project was held in Wellington - 6 August 2015.
The keynote speaker was Nadia Scialabba, Senior Officer at FAO. She presented the sustainability landscapes and the work done by FAO on SAFA (Sustainability Assessments for Food and Agriculture Systems) including the SmallApp for small holders. Her presentation is available here.
Jon Manhire has presented the New Zealand Sustainability Dashboard project, at the Global GAP Tour (part of HortNZ conference) – in Rotorua - 29 July 2015.
Charles Merfield has presented the New Zealand Sustainability Dashboard project, as well as a presentation on Nitrogen, to the Organic Winegrowers New Zealand annual conference (Organic Biodynamic and Winegrowing conference) in Marlborough - 8-10 July 2015.
Peter Green has presented the power analysis package (Power analysis for GLMMs by simulation) to the SEEM 2015 (Statistics in Ecology and Environmental Monitoring conference) in Queenstown -22-26 June 2015.
He has been invited to run a workshop and give a talk at the Eco-Stats conference (Technological advances between Ecology and Statistics) in Australia in December 2015.
Congratulations to Charles Merfield, Henrik Moller and the whole team - their paper "Are Organic Standards Sufficient to Ensure Sustainable Agriculture? Lessons From New Zealand’s ARGOS and Sustainability Dashboard Projects" has just been published in Sustainable Agriculture Research, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2015 (Special Issue) - and is available here.
Congratulations to John Reid and Matthew Rout - their paper "Getting to know your food: the insights of indigenous thinking in food provenance" has just been published (online first) in Agriculture and Human Values (Journal of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society) - and is available here.
Dr John Reid has provided a presentation entitled "Building Tribal Enterprises Based on Traditional Worldviews and Values: Can they compete in global capitalist markets?” as part of the session “(Re)constructing Indigeneity and Tackling Markets in Aotearoa/New Zealand” at the Native American and Indigenous Scholars Association Conference. 4-6 June 2015, Washington DC, USA. This is the largest indigenous scholars’ conference in the world with over 1000 attendees.
10 June 2015:
At a Landcare Research Link seminar (DoC, Wellington), Catriona MacLeod has talked about a project "Building Trustworthy Biodiversity Indicators" which explores three key challenges in developing such indicators:
• understanding what matters to people,
• determining how to collect and use biodiversity data
• working out how to report and communicate biodiversity information
Catriona’s LINK presentation can be accessed online.
26 May 2015:
Jon Manhire was a speaker at the Primary Industry summit, in Wellington, Te papa, in the debate “Is New Zealand’s primary industry doing enough to protect the environment?” - Facilitated by: Rod Oram, Business Journalist. Other speakers: Ian MacKenzie, Environment Spokesperson, Federated Farmers, Mike Joy, Scientist, Massey University.
Congratulations to our Industry partner Trevelyan's. They take lead in sustainability!
Trevelyan’s has just released its first sustainability report, based on the current fourth generation (G4) of GRI, the world’s leading international framework for corporate responsibility reporting. Read more.
25 March 2015:
Prof Henrik Moller has described progress to establish the New Zealand Sustainability Dashboard at the AGM of Clutha Agricultural Development Board at the BALCLUTHA Town and Country club - Otago.
His speech title was: “Assessing your farm’s sustainability: a bureaucratic burden or a chance to learn and earn?”