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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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9 years 3 months

Latest articles

Long-term exotic forests will now to be allowed in the ETS and carbon price is on the rise again
3rd Aug 22, 9:57am
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Long-term exotic forests will now to be allowed in the ETS and carbon price is on the rise again
Industry groups now need to decide how to manage the HWEN stand-off with the risk of being left outside the tent
20th Jul 22, 12:45pm
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Industry groups now need to decide how to manage the HWEN stand-off with the risk of being left outside the tent
The methane debate is more about politics, policy and value judgements than it is about science
29th Jun 22, 11:41am
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The methane debate is more about politics, policy and value judgements than it is about science
Big methane decisions lie ahead that will affect all New Zealanders, Keith Woodford says
15th Jun 22, 1:53pm
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Big methane decisions lie ahead that will affect all New Zealanders, Keith Woodford says
Big challenges and change lie ahead if methane emissions are to be reduced by 10% by 2030
2nd Jun 22, 7:10am
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Big challenges and change lie ahead if methane emissions are to be reduced by 10% by 2030
Lamb prices are high but industry remains buffeted by big crosswinds
20th May 22, 9:59am
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Lamb prices are high but industry remains buffeted by big crosswinds
Fonterra’s new capital structure brings its own risks, designed for choppy seas but not for a storm
5th May 22, 7:48am
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Fonterra’s new capital structure brings its own risks, designed for choppy seas but not for a storm
Pine-forest regulation proposals are creating lots of heat with big implications for land-use and the landscape
23rd Apr 22, 9:20am
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Pine-forest regulation proposals are creating lots of heat with big implications for land-use and the landscape
Rural industry leaders are caught between unhappy farmers and unhappy ministers as they try to find a pathway through the GHG dilemma
7th Apr 22, 8:30am
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Rural industry leaders are caught between unhappy farmers and unhappy ministers as they try to find a pathway through the GHG dilemma
More forestry upheavals are coming as the Government foreshadows big changes to the rules of the game. Sheep and beef farmers including iwi are the big prospective losers
23rd Mar 22, 3:03pm
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More forestry upheavals are coming as the Government foreshadows big changes to the rules of the game. Sheep and beef farmers including iwi are the big prospective losers
Keith Woodford says He Waka Eke Noa was always going to be controversial. Right now, it is in some trouble
10th Mar 22, 2:08pm
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Keith Woodford says He Waka Eke Noa was always going to be controversial. Right now, it is in some trouble
The carbon forestry rules are going to change, with high likelihood of unintended consequences
23rd Feb 22, 4:34pm
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The carbon forestry rules are going to change, with high likelihood of unintended consequences
Refocusing agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions from CO2e to a genuine split-gas approach requires a reset of thinking, with big decisions ahead
10th Feb 22, 2:30pm
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Refocusing agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions from CO2e to a genuine split-gas approach requires a reset of thinking, with big decisions ahead
NZU investors are now driving the price of carbon as they play the market
25th Jan 22, 5:40pm
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NZU investors are now driving the price of carbon as they play the market
2022 will be a big year for the primary industries with lots of Government policy decisions pending and an urban community that lacks understanding of how primary exports underpin everyone’s lifestyle
16th Jan 22, 6:00am
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2022 will be a big year for the primary industries with lots of Government policy decisions pending and an urban community that lacks understanding of how primary exports underpin everyone’s lifestyle
The focus on COVID-19 and the associated inflation forces have crowded out consideration of strategic issues that are fundamental to the New Zealand economy
5th Jan 22, 10:11am
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The focus on COVID-19 and the associated inflation forces have crowded out consideration of strategic issues that are fundamental to the New Zealand economy
Inflation has become a wicked problem, with no painless solutions. Demarcation between the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ is increasing, with societal consequences
20th Dec 21, 10:34am
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Inflation has become a wicked problem, with no painless solutions. Demarcation between the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ is increasing, with societal consequences
Now is the time New Zealand needs to get the split-gas system for short and long-lived greenhouse gases locked in
30th Nov 21, 10:34am
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Now is the time New Zealand needs to get the split-gas system for short and long-lived greenhouse gases locked in
New Emissions Trading Scheme targets plus foreshadowed changes to forestry rules add new uncertainties to carbon investment decisions
17th Nov 21, 9:33am
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New Emissions Trading Scheme targets plus foreshadowed changes to forestry rules add new uncertainties to carbon investment decisions
Keith Woodford points out that no-one has found an alternative to dairy for New Zealand’s export-led economy
2nd Nov 21, 9:32am
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Keith Woodford points out that no-one has found an alternative to dairy for New Zealand’s export-led economy
Carbon and forestry, increasingly linked to overseas investors, continue to outmuscle sheep and beef but nothing about carbon is simple
20th Oct 21, 1:52pm
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Carbon and forestry, increasingly linked to overseas investors, continue to outmuscle sheep and beef but nothing about carbon is simple
The Covid trajectory has taken off. The situation is becoming more dismal with exponential growth well under way
15th Oct 21, 10:39am
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The Covid trajectory has taken off. The situation is becoming more dismal with exponential growth well under way
The current COVID strategy needs an urgent reset. It is now evident that staying in Level 3 over coming weeks will lead to a dismal Christmas
10th Oct 21, 5:36pm
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The current COVID strategy needs an urgent reset. It is now evident that staying in Level 3 over coming weeks will lead to a dismal Christmas
There are close on 400,000 hectares of non-registered post-1989 forests eligible to join the ETS. Once registered, many owners could within one year earn $7500 or more per hectare in historical credits back to 2018
7th Oct 21, 9:17am
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There are close on 400,000 hectares of non-registered post-1989 forests eligible to join the ETS. Once registered, many owners could within one year earn $7500 or more per hectare in historical credits back to 2018
Fonterra pulls up the wagons to defend its territory, but also hoping to sortie out with new nutritional endeavours
23rd Sep 21, 3:57pm
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Fonterra pulls up the wagons to defend its territory, but also hoping to sortie out with new nutritional endeavours