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Barriers to Adoption of No-Cost Options for Mitigation of Agricultural Emissions: A Typology

Something stops farmersMitigating emissions.Find the barriers.This typology is intended as background for assessing the existence and significance of barriers to adoption of no-cost mitigation options in agriculture. It is based on a literature review, including the...

The role of land-use change

Even if livestock agriculture could technically be achieved with extremely low emissions, and currently it cannot, other land uses may be more profitable for New Zealand farmers once the costs of greenhouse gases and excessive...

Sheep and Beef Farm Survey

Documentation for the Sheep and Beef Farm Survey, including farm performance indicators, by farm class. Available from Beef + Lamb New Zealand Economic Service here.

Implications of global emission policy scenarios for domestic agriculture: a New Zealand case study

In the post-Paris world of ‘nationally determined contributions’ to mitigation, the prospects for agricultural mitigation policies may rest on whether they are in the national economic interest of large agricultural producers. New Zealand is a...

Agricultural Emissions Mitigation in New Zealand: Answers to Questions from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

Farmers change slowly     Avoid pain with clear signals     Research; replace cows.     This paper explores how New Zealand should address agricultural greenhouse gas emissions: methane and nitrous oxide. The starting point is the...

Cows, Sheep and Science: A Scientific Perspective on Biological Emissions from Agriculture

The science is clear.     When debating emissions,     consider your goals.     Biological emissions from agriculture (methane and nitrous oxide) make up almost half New Zealand’s total greenhouse gas emissions, so their importance relative...

Raising Agricultural Productivity and Land Values through Greenhouse Gas Policy: Lessons for Colombia from New Zealand

This presentation takes empirical work from New Zealand combined with some preliminary thoughts on how some of the lessons we are learning in New Zealand could apply in Colombia. There could be some significant potential...

Mitigation and Heterogeneity in Management Practices on New Zealand Dairy Farms

Pastoral farming can result in adverse environmental effects such as nitrogen leaching and greenhouse gas emissions. However, the cost of mitigation and hence the socially appropriate level of tolerance for environmental effects is still unclear....

Tackling Agricultural Emissions: Potential Leadership from a Small Country

This paper looks at the challenges New Zealand has confronted and potential solutions that have emerged while investigating the inclusion of agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in an emissions trading scheme. We argue that a...

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