Sustainability Dashboard

Nationwide project

It is the most recent project to mine data and apply the lessons of the Agriculture Research Group On Sustainability to future-proof New Zealand agriculture by securing export market access.

Standardised protocols for scoring sustainability KPIs, smart visualisation techniques and trend analysis, State of Environment reporting, survey and economic choice modelling facilities, and Decision Support Systems are all integrated into the Dashboard web application for growers and industry to monitor progress towards sustainability and resilience goals. Prototypes are being developed first for New Zealand Wine, Zespri and Ngāi Tahu in 2014 and 2015. Similar web applications will be developed for pastoral sectors, forestry and aquaculture and North Island Māori enterprises in 2016-2019. Henrik Moller is subcontracted by The Agribusiness Group to lead the science component of the Dashboard development.

  • Dashboard overview.
  • Punui.
  • Vineyard.
  • Carved figure.

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Industry partners:
New Zealand Wine, Zespri International, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Dairy NZ, Beef+Lamb, BioGro

Lead contractor:
The Agribusiness Group, Christchurch

Other subcontractors:
University of Otago, Lincoln University, Lincoln Ventures Ltd., 1000 Minds, Landcare research - Manaaki Whenua, Toitu te Kainga

Contacts for reference:
Jon Manhire, The Agribusiness Group; Dr Catriona MacLeod, Landcare Research

Sample publication:

Manhire, J.; Moller, H.; Barber, A.; Saunders, C.; MacLeod, C.; Rosin, C.; Lucock, D.; Post, E.; Ombler, F.; Campbell, H.; Benge, J.; Reid, J.; Hunt, L.; Hansen, P.; Carey, P.; Rotarangi, R.; Ford, S.; Barr, T. (2012).The New Zealand Sustainability Dashboard: Unified monitoring and learning for sustainable agriculture in New Zealand. ARGOS Working Paper No. 8. 40 + vi pages.

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