Keith Woodford

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Keith Woodford is an independent consultant who holds honorary positions as Professor of Agri-Food Systems at Lincoln University and Senior Research Fellow at the Contemporary China Research Centre at Victoria University. His archived writings are available at http://keithwoodford.wordpress.com

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Articles by Keith Woodford

[Updated]
14th Oct 19, 12:27pm
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Agricultural GDP catches well under one quarter of the agribusiness system. As such it fails to capture the importance of agribusiness to the economy
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Agricultural GDP catches well under one quarter of the agribusiness system. As such it fails to capture the importance of agribusiness to the economy
14th Oct 19, 12:27pm
29th Sep 19, 6:02am
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Fonterra’s new strategy is all about cutting the cloth to suit the purse. The new overarching strategy is just the first step on a long path
Fonterra’s new strategy is all about cutting the cloth to suit the purse. The new overarching strategy is just the first step on a long path
29th Sep 19, 6:02am
23rd Sep 19, 12:03pm
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Keith Woodford sets out how the seeds of Fonterra’s current situation were sown a long time ago, driven by over-confidence and arrogance in the overarching company culture
Keith Woodford sets out how the seeds of Fonterra’s current situation were sown a long time ago, driven by over-confidence and arrogance in the overarching company culture
23rd Sep 19, 12:03pm
17th Sep 19, 11:17am
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Keith Woodford says Fonterra’s short-term problem is asset sales, asset values and earnings; the longer-term problem is a capital structure that is no longer fit for purpose
Keith Woodford says Fonterra’s short-term problem is asset sales, asset values and earnings; the longer-term problem is a capital structure that is no longer fit for purpose
17th Sep 19, 11:17am
2nd Sep 19, 10:10am
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Keith Woodford lays out how Fonterra’s Chilean profits and market share have been dropping, and how its farmers have been deserting for other processors. He says write-downs appear likely
Keith Woodford lays out how Fonterra’s Chilean profits and market share have been dropping, and how its farmers have been deserting for other processors. He says write-downs appear likely
2nd Sep 19, 10:10am
20th Aug 19, 10:08am
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Keith Woodford explains how Fonterra’s Australian operations must now be centre stage to Fonterra’s financial unravelling
Keith Woodford explains how Fonterra’s Australian operations must now be centre stage to Fonterra’s financial unravelling
20th Aug 19, 10:08am
13th Aug 19, 8:15am
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Keith Woodford explains how Fonterra’s capital shortage has now got a great deal worse, with no easy answers
Keith Woodford explains how Fonterra’s capital shortage has now got a great deal worse, with no easy answers
13th Aug 19, 8:15am
5th Aug 19, 1:53pm
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Keith Woodford calls on the Government to rethink its forestry policies so as to favour all New Zealanders of present and future generations, and to constrain the narrow-based behaviours of international investors
Keith Woodford calls on the Government to rethink its forestry policies so as to favour all New Zealanders of present and future generations, and to constrain the narrow-based behaviours of international investors
5th Aug 19, 1:53pm
20th Jul 19, 2:33pm
38
New A2 milk clinical trial with children has big implications both for child nutrition and also for the dairy industry
New A2 milk clinical trial with children has big implications both for child nutrition and also for the dairy industry
20th Jul 19, 2:33pm
9th Jul 19, 9:01am
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With confirmed infected properties doubling in the last six months and MPI apologising for unacceptable delays in tracing, the big question is whether eradication is still feasible
With confirmed infected properties doubling in the last six months and MPI apologising for unacceptable delays in tracing, the big question is whether eradication is still feasible
9th Jul 19, 9:01am
7th Jul 19, 6:31am
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Keith Woodford explains some complexities of Fonterra’s capital structure, and how this plays out both over the short and long term
Keith Woodford explains some complexities of Fonterra’s capital structure, and how this plays out both over the short and long term
7th Jul 19, 6:31am
25th Jun 19, 10:30am
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Keith Woodford says Yili’s bid for Westland Milk can look different to farmers with livelihoods at stake than it does to outsiders
Keith Woodford says Yili’s bid for Westland Milk can look different to farmers with livelihoods at stake than it does to outsiders
25th Jun 19, 10:30am
10th Jun 19, 5:16pm
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Keith Woodford says crippling carbon liabilities attaching to land that is carbon farmed will be all that is left after foreign investors harvest the first cycle gains
Keith Woodford says crippling carbon liabilities attaching to land that is carbon farmed will be all that is left after foreign investors harvest the first cycle gains
10th Jun 19, 5:16pm
7th Jun 19, 3:15pm
18
Keith Woodford assesses the latest DIRA update and concludes it just nibbles with the status quo and avoids the big decisions
Keith Woodford assesses the latest DIRA update and concludes it just nibbles with the status quo and avoids the big decisions
7th Jun 19, 3:15pm
1st Jun 19, 9:46am
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Keith Woodford exposes another difficult issue that has to be understood and resolved in relation to New Zealand’s proposed Zero Carbon Bill
Keith Woodford exposes another difficult issue that has to be understood and resolved in relation to New Zealand’s proposed Zero Carbon Bill
1st Jun 19, 9:46am
27th May 19, 2:00pm
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The latest numbers say that Fonterra is struggling to turn around both its performance and its balance sheet, says Keith Woodford
The latest numbers say that Fonterra is struggling to turn around both its performance and its balance sheet, says Keith Woodford
27th May 19, 2:00pm
13th May 19, 11:40am
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There is much more work to be done as the Zero Carbon Bill works its way through to enactment, says Keith Woodford
There is much more work to be done as the Zero Carbon Bill works its way through to enactment, says Keith Woodford
13th May 19, 11:40am
1st May 19, 10:15am
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American agriculture is increasingly dominated by large scale corporate operations
American agriculture is increasingly dominated by large scale corporate operations
1st May 19, 10:15am
16th Apr 19, 9:50am
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Keith Woodford discusses why China must stay front of mind when considering agrifood developments
Keith Woodford discusses why China must stay front of mind when considering agrifood developments
16th Apr 19, 9:50am
1st Apr 19, 5:45pm
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Keith Woodford explains how the Westland dairy co-operative created its own demise, with sale to Chinese company Yili now the best and only realistic strategy
Keith Woodford explains how the Westland dairy co-operative created its own demise, with sale to Chinese company Yili now the best and only realistic strategy
1st Apr 19, 5:45pm

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