Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Survey of Rural Decision Makers 2015

Survey of Rural Decision Makers

Survey of Rural Decision Makers

Every day, farmers and land owners make critical decisions about land use and management practice based on their knowledge, networks, advice, and values.

Landcare Research conducted the second Survey of Rural Decision Makers in 2015 to help build a better picture of what drives these decisions and what New Zealand’s farming environment might look like in the future. The survey covers the entire spectrum of primary industry and lifestyle farming and includes a wide variety of topics.

These pages provide insights into the wealth of information on commercial farming gathered from the survey, often breaking it down by region and enterprise. Similar pages for lifestyle farmers will be available soon.

If you would like to discuss how Landcare Research can help your agency gain insights from the Survey of Rural Decision Makers 2015, please contact Business Development Manager, Christine Harper, on harperc@landcareresearch.co.nz or 04 382 6644.

Survey of Rural Decision Makers
1. About the Survey of Rural Decision Makers


Survey of Rural Decision Makers
1.1 Interpreting the results


2. Ownership and Structure


3. Land Use and Land Use Change


4. Livestock


5. Forestry Practice


6. Water and Irrigation


7. Land Management and Technology Adoption


8. Networks and Support for Farming


9. Climate


10. Pests


11. Values, Norms and Preferences


12. Objectives and Profitability


13. Future Planning


14. Labour


15. Demographics, Education and Community


16. Opportunities and challenges


17. Lifestyle Farming


Survey of Rural Decision Makers 2013
Survey results 2013


Citation:

Brown P. 2015. Survey of Rural Decision Makers. Landcare Research NZ Ltd.
Available: www.landcareresearch.co.nz/srdm2015
Date accessed: 21 February 2018
DOI: 10.7931/J28913S8