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Supporting complex decisions on land-use change

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posted on 2024-06-21, 04:07 authored by Jackie Fitchman
A framework to support making major decisions about on-farm change is described in a short Research Findings Brief, for farmers, growers, farm consultants, rural professionals and policy makers. This framework can help land managers be more certain that land-use change decisions are likely to meet their needs and concerns. Contact Alan Renwick at Lincoln University to find out more about accessing and using the MCDM tool. Key points
  • This research plays a part in understanding, supporting and encouraging land-use change, specifically to ‘next generation systems’. Next-generation farm systems (such as redesigned or redeveloped systems and enterprises, new or novel enterprises, and new technologies) aim to reduce food production’s environmental footprint and maintain or increase profit.
  • Deciding on land-use changes is a complex process that differs for every individual or group.
  • Phase 1 of the Next Generation Systems programme developed, tested and applied a multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) framework for supporting decision making about land-use change. The MCDM framework provides the ability to simultaneously consider multiple assessment criteria.
  • Researchers worked with different types of land managers who were considering land-use changes.
Research Findings Brief prepared by Our Land and Water

Funding

Funded by the New Zealand Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment's Our Land and Water National Science Challenge (Toitū te Whenua, Toiora te Wai) as part of project Next Generation Systems

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2021-12-07

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  • English

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