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

13th Jan 20, 9:59am
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Keith Woodford explains how the artificial-food debate has lost sight of the fundamental biological and physical sciences, at which stage it becomes science fiction led by shock-jock commmunicators
Keith Woodford explains how the artificial-food debate has lost sight of the fundamental biological and physical sciences, at which stage it becomes science fiction led by shock-jock commmunicators
13th Jan 20, 9:59am
6th Jan 20, 10:11am
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For ten years, banks incentivised staff to 'help farmers grow their business'. That led to over-lending in the dairy sector, and the recent bank pullback means farm prices are in decline and potential sellers face ugly options
For ten years, banks incentivised staff to 'help farmers grow their business'. That led to over-lending in the dairy sector, and the recent bank pullback means farm prices are in decline and potential sellers face ugly options
6th Jan 20, 10:11am
21st Dec 19, 9:15am
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Fonterra’s purchase of minority assets at Chilean Prolesur is a divorce that had to occur, but it is just the first step in resolving Fonterra’s Chilean situation
Fonterra’s purchase of minority assets at Chilean Prolesur is a divorce that had to occur, but it is just the first step in resolving Fonterra’s Chilean situation
21st Dec 19, 9:15am
9th Dec 19, 10:41am
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Keith Woodford explains how our forestry policy is not fit for purpose and will lead to perverse outcomes without much better targeting of permanent forests on the back-country
Keith Woodford explains how our forestry policy is not fit for purpose and will lead to perverse outcomes without much better targeting of permanent forests on the back-country
9th Dec 19, 10:41am
26th Nov 19, 9:27am
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The Government is losing the forestry debate in rural New Zealand and needs to front up on the land change implications of zero carbon and emissions trading
The Government is losing the forestry debate in rural New Zealand and needs to front up on the land change implications of zero carbon and emissions trading
26th Nov 19, 9:27am
12th Nov 19, 11:26am
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Keith Woodford says as a nation we need to tread carefully and do a lot of thinking before allowing a tsunami of overseas funds to lead a landscape transformation in New Zealand
Keith Woodford says as a nation we need to tread carefully and do a lot of thinking before allowing a tsunami of overseas funds to lead a landscape transformation in New Zealand
12th Nov 19, 11:26am
30th Oct 19, 4:23pm
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Keith Woodford casts an eye over the latest Mycoplasma bovis report and finds no one is any closer to the specifics of identifying how the disease got to New Zealand
Keith Woodford casts an eye over the latest Mycoplasma bovis report and finds no one is any closer to the specifics of identifying how the disease got to New Zealand
30th Oct 19, 4:23pm
24th Oct 19, 12:17pm
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Chilean dairy has similarities and differences to New Zealand; Fonterra is not liked by Chilean dairy farmers who now prefer other processors
Chilean dairy has similarities and differences to New Zealand; Fonterra is not liked by Chilean dairy farmers who now prefer other processors
24th Oct 19, 12:17pm
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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
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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

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