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Systems Thinking for Future Farm System Design

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posted on 2024-06-21, 04:07 authored by Anna Higginson, Piripi Perry-Smith, Charlotte Glass, Liz Wedderburn
A farming business is an example of a complex and integrated system. Integrated systems (such as those involving land, water, air and people) are good opportunities for utilising a systems thinking approach. A facilitation framework for rural professionals that utilises systems thinking and systems thinking tools has been developed through this project. The purpose of this facilitation framework is to enable rural professionals to engage with farmers in supporting their development of more resilient and robust farming systems into the future. Using systems thinking tools, it is easier to ask difficult questions, consider different perspectives and as a result, challenge the status quo in a nonthreatening way. This report provides a full summary of the process, the final framework and all learnings from the project.

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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 Rural Professionals Fund 2022–23

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2019-06-07

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  • English

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