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Delivering farm and agribusiness management research and education - risk, strategy, business analysis, cooperatives; Elected director of Fonterra Cooperative; Director of the International Food & Agribusiness Management Association and represents NZ in the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN) in Dairying. Editor of International Food and Agribusiness Management Review and International Journal of Agricultural Management. Nicola is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has a depth and breadth of understanding of farming, has been a farmer for over 30 years – dairy, sheep, beef, deer & forestry.
Farm Business Management:
Current research focus is to continue to develop business health metrics through both data mining and case study analysis, to further test strategy tools and explore the impact on resilience of alternative on and off-farm strategies with the aim being to better understand and encourage the adoption of improved strategic management by land owners.
Parallel research related to off-farm strategies has focused on collective action by land owners, in particular through the formation, management and governance of cooperatives.
Resource Development and Management, Future Food Systems
Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Agricultural Land Management (070101): Agricultural Production Systems Simulation (070103): Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling (070105): Agriculture, Land and Farm Management (070100): Agriculture, Land and Farm Management not elsewhere classified (070199): Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusiness (070106): Farming Systems Research (070107): Sustainable Agricultural Development (070108)