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- Survey of Rural Decision Makers 2021
What will climate change mean for farmers, foresters and growers?
Across NZ, most commercial farmers, foresters and growers expect climate change to have a balanced or somewhat negative impact on their operations over the next 30 years, although some operators expect positive net benefits from changing climate.
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- pdf Information Sheet: Impacts from Climate Change pdf File, 2 MB
The Survey of Rural Decision Makers (SRDM) is a biennial survey of New Zealand’s primary sector conducted by Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research since 2013. It covers commercial farmers, foresters and growers as well as lifestyle block owners from Cape Reinga to Rakiura.
SRDM is designed to build a better picture of decision making at the farm level, tackling topics that cannot be easily addressed in official statistics or directly by organisations. It is a valuable resource for policy makers, regional councils, industry groups and businesses.