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Survey of rural decision-makers in Canterbury, Southland and Waikato

Publication date:  November 2013
Publication reference number:  CR 163

This report presents the results of the research project that looks into understanding farmers' responses to policies setting limits on the use of freshwater resources. The purpose of the study is to use the resulting knowledge to improve current quantitative methods used for policy evaluation. Obtaining farmer behavioural data will strengthen the analysis of land-use change and adoption of farm practices, which will provide more realistic predictions for land users' responses to economic instruments.