A Transdisciplinary Implementation of Sustainable Agricultural Principles in the Waikato Region of New Zealand

van Zyl, Hendrik (2019) A Transdisciplinary Implementation of Sustainable Agricultural Principles in the Waikato Region of New Zealand. Masters thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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Primary Industry in New Zealand (NZ) generated $42 billion in export revenue and employed over 350,000 people in 2018. It is central to the national identity formation in the country but is implicated in some of our most contentious environmental issues as well as raising new and challenging issues around rural/urban tensions, environmental stewardship, and the varying economic prosperity of agricultural businesses and rural communities. The Ministry of Primary Industries prioritised “increased sustainable resource use” as a critical success factor to ensure the wellbeing of all New Zealanders. The challenge for a commercial vegetable farming operation is how to embed sustainable agricultural principles in their operations to ensure a thriving, financially sustainable business. This research aimed to explore the link between human wellbeing, plant health and soil health while maintaining profitability and business resilience...

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Keywords that describe the item:Transdisciplinary Research, Fertigation, Compost, Sustainability, Innovation, Onions, Waikato, New Zealand, Agriculture
Subjects:S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions:Research Facilities > Centre for Transdisciplinary Research of Innovation
ID Code:7153
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Deposited On:04 Feb 2020 00:24
Last Modified:04 Feb 2020 00:24

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