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

18th Jan 21, 10:27am
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The COVID-19 path is turning a corner but there are still huge challenges ahead. 2021 will be another year where lifestyles and the economy will be dominated by COVID-19
The COVID-19 path is turning a corner but there are still huge challenges ahead. 2021 will be another year where lifestyles and the economy will be dominated by COVID-19
18th Jan 21, 10:27am
10th Jan 21, 6:31am
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Sir Bob Elliott’s most lasting contribution will be for constructing the first foundation on which the A2 milk movement is built. All of the biggest international dairy companies now have their own A2 projects
Sir Bob Elliott’s most lasting contribution will be for constructing the first foundation on which the A2 milk movement is built. All of the biggest international dairy companies now have their own A2 projects
10th Jan 21, 6:31am
4th Jan 21, 9:16am
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A fundamental change is occurring in the economics of production versus permanent forests. The policy environment is getting left behind
A fundamental change is occurring in the economics of production versus permanent forests. The policy environment is getting left behind
4th Jan 21, 9:16am
26th Dec 20, 6:02am
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Reducing house-price inflation depends on identifying the drivers. Right now, that means interest rate policy and quantitative easing must change. Everything else is band-aid as the fireball grows
Reducing house-price inflation depends on identifying the drivers. Right now, that means interest rate policy and quantitative easing must change. Everything else is band-aid as the fireball grows
26th Dec 20, 6:02am
3rd Dec 20, 8:01am
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Arguments about regenerative agriculture illustrate the challenges of creating informed debate. More generally, democracies depend on voters understanding complex issues
Arguments about regenerative agriculture illustrate the challenges of creating informed debate. More generally, democracies depend on voters understanding complex issues
3rd Dec 20, 8:01am
16th Nov 20, 11:05am
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Fonterra has spent nearly three years stabilising its finances. The focus now has to be on finding the path ahead
Fonterra has spent nearly three years stabilising its finances. The focus now has to be on finding the path ahead
16th Nov 20, 11:05am
9th Nov 20, 8:48am
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Agriculture will change but pastoral agriculture will survive and prosper. It is all about international competitive advantage, new technologies and managing the environment. It can be done but it won’t be easy
Agriculture will change but pastoral agriculture will survive and prosper. It is all about international competitive advantage, new technologies and managing the environment. It can be done but it won’t be easy
9th Nov 20, 8:48am
3rd Nov 20, 7:37am
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The Reserve Bank drives economic policy with officials, rather than elected Government, in the driver’s seat. But the Reserve Bank mandate provided by the Government is where it all starts
The Reserve Bank drives economic policy with officials, rather than elected Government, in the driver’s seat. But the Reserve Bank mandate provided by the Government is where it all starts
3rd Nov 20, 7:37am
21st Oct 20, 9:24am
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Hatchery technologies and open-sea farms provide the platform for new endeavours with green-lipped mussels
Hatchery technologies and open-sea farms provide the platform for new endeavours with green-lipped mussels
21st Oct 20, 9:24am
8th Oct 20, 3:16pm
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Composting mootels (barns) are the exciting technology that can transform New Zealand dairy by addressing environmental issues, enhancing animal welfare, and increasing the efficiency of pastoral dairy
Composting mootels (barns) are the exciting technology that can transform New Zealand dairy by addressing environmental issues, enhancing animal welfare, and increasing the efficiency of pastoral dairy
8th Oct 20, 3:16pm
21st Sep 20, 10:09am
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Fonterra has stabilised its finances with more asset sales forthcoming. It now operates a conservative model supported by its farmer members. But the model will not create the ‘national champion’ that the Labour Government has always hoped for
Fonterra has stabilised its finances with more asset sales forthcoming. It now operates a conservative model supported by its farmer members. But the model will not create the ‘national champion’ that the Labour Government has always hoped for
21st Sep 20, 10:09am
13th Sep 20, 2:25pm
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New Zealand’s current coronavirus border policies fail to reflect the current Northern Hemisphere surge in cases and the consequent enhanced risks to COVID-19 management in New Zealand
New Zealand’s current coronavirus border policies fail to reflect the current Northern Hemisphere surge in cases and the consequent enhanced risks to COVID-19 management in New Zealand
13th Sep 20, 2:25pm
9th Sep 20, 9:56am
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Green vegetables and hydroponics combine nicely when consumers are close but productive land is scarce
Green vegetables and hydroponics combine nicely when consumers are close but productive land is scarce
9th Sep 20, 9:56am
24th Aug 20, 5:04pm
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New DIRA settings give Fonterra what it wanted but make life much more challenging for any new dairy processors
New DIRA settings give Fonterra what it wanted but make life much more challenging for any new dairy processors
24th Aug 20, 5:04pm
16th Aug 20, 8:02am
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Any debate on immigration has to consider the fixed natural resources that have to be spread across increasing numbers of citizens
Any debate on immigration has to consider the fixed natural resources that have to be spread across increasing numbers of citizens
16th Aug 20, 8:02am
13th Aug 20, 2:09pm
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There are opportunities for strong wool based on quality and sustainability but it needs action plus applied research & development rather than more reports
There are opportunities for strong wool based on quality and sustainability but it needs action plus applied research & development rather than more reports
13th Aug 20, 2:09pm
29th Jul 20, 4:01pm
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Regenerative agriculture is in vogue as a concept but what does it really mean?
Regenerative agriculture is in vogue as a concept but what does it really mean?
29th Jul 20, 4:01pm
25th Jul 20, 9:35am
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Quantitative easing is surely driving down interest rates and in time will most likely lead to inflation. Whether it will stimulate the economy is much more problematic
Quantitative easing is surely driving down interest rates and in time will most likely lead to inflation. Whether it will stimulate the economy is much more problematic
25th Jul 20, 9:35am
15th Jul 20, 5:30pm
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The Government’s new food and fibre reset document is PR aspiration fluff. The hard work remains to be done
The Government’s new food and fibre reset document is PR aspiration fluff. The hard work remains to be done
15th Jul 20, 5:30pm
29th Jun 20, 5:03pm
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Neither Europe nor the USA are going to do us any trading favours says Keith Woodford. For both of them, it is all about self-interest
Neither Europe nor the USA are going to do us any trading favours says Keith Woodford. For both of them, it is all about self-interest
29th Jun 20, 5:03pm
21st Jun 20, 6:02am
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The flooding of capital markets with massive new money from the RBNZ's quantitative easing program calls for a fuller debate of what the central bank and the Minister of Finance are trying to achieve, says Keith Woodford
The flooding of capital markets with massive new money from the RBNZ's quantitative easing program calls for a fuller debate of what the central bank and the Minister of Finance are trying to achieve, says Keith Woodford
21st Jun 20, 6:02am
16th Jun 20, 4:36pm
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Finding new markets for NZ exports is challenging. Here, Keith Woodford looks at the Southern Asian countries of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, and further west to Iran
Finding new markets for NZ exports is challenging. Here, Keith Woodford looks at the Southern Asian countries of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, and further west to Iran
16th Jun 20, 4:36pm
13th Jun 20, 10:20am
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In a COVID-affected world we need to think outside the square. Here is one idea as to how New Zealand can both help itself and its South Pacific neighbours, linking sport, tourism and the economy
In a COVID-affected world we need to think outside the square. Here is one idea as to how New Zealand can both help itself and its South Pacific neighbours, linking sport, tourism and the economy
13th Jun 20, 10:20am
3rd Jun 20, 7:32pm
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New findings published by Nature Research, demonstrating how A1 milk predisposes for asthma and lung inflammation, should bring the A1 milk issue back into focus for both consumers and farmers
New findings published by Nature Research, demonstrating how A1 milk predisposes for asthma and lung inflammation, should bring the A1 milk issue back into focus for both consumers and farmers
3rd Jun 20, 7:32pm
26th May 20, 7:51pm
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Despite the uncertainties, there is emerging evidence as to how COVID-19 is now likely to play out, both in New Zealand and across the globe. Identifying these scenarios is fundamental to subsequent response strategies for economic recovery
Despite the uncertainties, there is emerging evidence as to how COVID-19 is now likely to play out, both in New Zealand and across the globe. Identifying these scenarios is fundamental to subsequent response strategies for economic recovery
26th May 20, 7:51pm

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