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Dr Janet Reid PhD, MAgrSc, BAgrSc

Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Systems

School of Agriculture and Environment


Contact details

  • Ph: 06 350 5268
    Location: 2.19, AgHortB
    Campus: Tiritea


  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2013)
  • Master of Agricultural Science - Massey University (1998)
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science - Massey University (1985)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Governance and governing of New Zealand agriculture in particular sustainable agriculture.

Farmers knowldge cultures and the influence of this on farmers pacactice but also how to capture this to inform and influence policy that impacts on farmers.

The role of regional councils and central gvoernment in shaping on-farm decisions by farmers.

Agricultural extension and consultancy as a form of governing but also as a form of rural development.

The application of systems innovation in the primary sectors in New Zealand.


Resource Development and Management, Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Agricultural Land Management (070101): Agricultural Land Planning (070102): Agriculture, Land and Farm Management (070100): Agriculture, Land and Farm Management not elsewhere classified (070199):
Environmental Management (050205): Environmental Science and Management (050200): Environmental Sciences (050000):
Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusiness (070106): Farming Systems Research (070107):
Other Studies in Human Society (169900): Studies In Human Society (160000): Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified (169999):
Sustainable Agricultural Development (070108)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 4
Team Member 0 1

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

  • 119.258 Agricultural Systems
  • 119.270 Policy, Regulation and Government in Primary Industry
  • 119.731 Topics in Agricultural Extension and Consultancy
  • 119.792 Special Topic

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Main Supervisor 5 6
Co-supervisor 6 6

Current Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • Romana Mbinya - Doctor of Philosophy
    The nexus of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in Sub-saharan Africa; A pathway towards a shared understanding and response.
  • Thivahary Thivahary Geretharan - Doctor of Philosophy
    Smallholder farmers’ agricultural support system in Northern Sri Lanka
  • Florentine Van Noppen - Doctor of Philosophy
    Individuals, organisations, and local context shaping small-scale agricultural initiatives addressing sustainability
  • Baiq Yulfia Elsadewi Yanuartati - Doctor of Philosophy
    Saving and social functions of cattle in smallholder livelihoods: A multiple case study of cattle management in NTB, Indonesia
  • Charlotte Drury - Doctor of Philosophy
    Farming and freshwater quality A relational perspective that explores what shapes farmers land management practices

Co-supervisor of:

  • Sanduni Rathnayake - Doctor of Philosophy
    Farmer Business School Extension Approach for Livelihood Development in Small Holder Farmers:Experiences from Sri LankaFarmer Business School Extension Approach for Livelihood Development in Small Holder Farmers:Experiences from Sri Lanka
  • Amanda Nasse - Doctor of Philosophy
    Evaluating Traditional inputs aligned to achieving extended storage of sweet potato in the Pacific
  • Tom Smith - Doctor of Philosophy
    Integration of native and exotic vegetation into grazed hill country systems in New Zealand to create more sustainable agricultural landscapes
  • Kyan Htoo - Doctor of Philosophy
    Identifying Policy Leverage Points for Selected Crops throughout the Value Chains of Selected Crops in Shan State, Myanmar to Promote Export Markets
  • Nadeesha Jayasena Thenuwara Acharige - Doctor of Philosophy
    Smallholders participation in milk markets in Sri Lanka
  • Fred Wassena - Doctor of Philosophy
    Smallholders' livelihoods and dairy market participation in Tanzania

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • 2019 - Aniek Hilkens - Doctor of Philosophy
    The implicit nature of advice on the intimate topic of financial management: An exploration of how the financial management advisory system in the New Zealand dairy sector shapes financial management advice
  • 2018 - Maxim Prokchorchik - Doctor of Philosophy
    Molecular analysis of plant innate immunity triggered by secreted effectors from bacterial and fungal pathogens of apple
  • 2018 - Hung Hoang - Doctor of Philosophy
    Farmers' responses to VietGAP: a case study of a policy mechanism for transforming the traditional agri-food system in Vietnam.
  • 2017 - Sera Choi - Doctor of Philosophy
    Identification and functional analysis of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae effector-triggered immunity in Nicotiana spp. and Arabidopsis thaliana
  • 2017 - Toby Newman - Doctor of Philosophy
    The molecular basis of RPS4/RRS1- mediated defense activation in Arabidopsis
  • 2017 - ~ Jayaraman - Doctor of Philosophy
    Effector-triggered immunity against Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae in nonhost plants

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2018 - Heather Collins - Doctor of Philosophy
    Dairy farmers' responses to water quality interventions: A Case Study in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region of New Zealand
  • 2018 - Prakash Bista - Doctor of Philosophy
    Empowerment of farmers through agriculture extension: A case study of farmer groups in Khairahani, Chitwan, Nepal
  • 2008 - Bijaya Bajracharya - Doctor of Philosophy
    Institutional factors that influence access of the poor to the forests benefits: Case studies of community and leasehold forestry regimes in Nepal.
  • 2008 - Md. Islam - Doctor of Philosophy
    The sustainability failure of donor-supported organizational reforms in agricultural extension: A Bangladesh case study.
  • 2007 - Nawal El-Gack - Doctor of Philosophy
    Participatory Approaches to Development: An Analysis of the Experiences of Development Projects in Sudan
  • 2007 - Ernest Okorley - Doctor of Philosophy
    An operational framework for improving decentralised agricultural extension: A Ghanaian case study

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