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The Demography of NZ Agribusiness. Adventures in unmapped territories.. Frank Scrimgeour Professor and Dean WAIKATO MANAGEMENT SCHOOL NIDEA Launch Symposium November 24 th 2010. The landscape.

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The demography of nz agribusiness

The Demography of NZ Agribusiness

Adventures in unmapped territories..

Frank Scrimgeour

Professor and Dean

WAIKATO MANAGEMENT SCHOOL

NIDEA Launch Symposium November 24th 2010


The landscape

The landscape

  • “Objective 2: Human capabilities are developed in all aspects of the farm system to achieve, personal, professional and industry goals”

  • “On average, hired farm workers are younger, less educated, more likely to be foreign born, less likely to speak English and less likely to be citizens”


Some of the big issues

Some of the big issues

  • Consumer demography

    • Changing ages and incomes

    • Changing locations and lifestyles

  • Human capital in the farm sector: Agricultural leadership and farm/orchard labour

    • Ongoing contraction in the number of enterprises

  • Human capital in the processing sector

    • The significance of ethnicity and culture


Seasonality in agriculture

Seasonality in Agriculture

Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing: Total Filled Jobs

Source: Statistics New Zealand


Evidence about seasonality source timmins

Evidence about seasonality (Source Timmins)


Migration and recognised seasonal employees

Migration and Recognised Seasonal Employees

Issue

  • Expectations

  • Selection

  • Pastoral care

  • Competency

  • Etc.

Sources

Source: Department of Labour


Some general hypotheses

Some General Hypotheses

  • There is a declining proportion of dairy farm workers with the potential to become sharemilkers or significant managers

  • Immigrant workers are crucial to the ongoing success of NZ horticulture

  • NZ food marketers have paid insufficient attention to global consumer demographics

  • Meat and dairy industry HRM pays insufficient attention to culture


The demography of nz agribusiness

Thank you

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www.waikato.ac.nz/nidea


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