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

19th Mar 20, 4:57pm
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Lack of 'whole of household' self-isolation is the fatal mistake the Government is still making. They are pussy-footing around, says Keith Woodford
Lack of 'whole of household' self-isolation is the fatal mistake the Government is still making. They are pussy-footing around, says Keith Woodford
19th Mar 20, 4:57pm
18th Mar 20, 7:59pm
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Tougher regulations in New Zealand for the COVID-19 coronavirus are urgent. We are now on the brink
Tougher regulations in New Zealand for the COVID-19 coronavirus are urgent. We are now on the brink
18th Mar 20, 7:59pm
17th Mar 20, 11:28am
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Keith Woodford says COVID-19 decisions that looked brave less than three days ago, now look hesitant. More is going to be needed
Keith Woodford says COVID-19 decisions that looked brave less than three days ago, now look hesitant. More is going to be needed
17th Mar 20, 11:28am
15th Mar 20, 9:09am
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Keith Woodford analysis: The decision to go hard and early, requiring everyone entering New Zealand to self-isolate gives New Zealand a chance to stay on top of the COVID-19 coronavirus
Keith Woodford analysis: The decision to go hard and early, requiring everyone entering New Zealand to self-isolate gives New Zealand a chance to stay on top of the COVID-19 coronavirus
15th Mar 20, 9:09am
9th Mar 20, 9:46am
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Keith Woodford says New Zealand has to act quickly with more travel restrictions if it is to hold back the COVID-19 pandemic
Keith Woodford says New Zealand has to act quickly with more travel restrictions if it is to hold back the COVID-19 pandemic
9th Mar 20, 9:46am
2nd Mar 20, 11:54am
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Keith Woodford says the implications of coronavirus COVID-19 have become much starker for New Zealand as the virus goes global
Keith Woodford says the implications of coronavirus COVID-19 have become much starker for New Zealand as the virus goes global
2nd Mar 20, 11:54am
15th Feb 20, 2:05pm
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Keith Woodford says COVID-19 is a black swan event that is likely to have larger effects across the New Zealand and global economy than currently recognised, but with New Zealand agri-food likely to be buffered
Keith Woodford says COVID-19 is a black swan event that is likely to have larger effects across the New Zealand and global economy than currently recognised, but with New Zealand agri-food likely to be buffered
15th Feb 20, 2:05pm
11th Feb 20, 7:25am
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Keith Woodford says land-use change is no solution for most farms caught in the debt to asset pincer
Keith Woodford says land-use change is no solution for most farms caught in the debt to asset pincer
11th Feb 20, 7:25am
30th Jan 20, 10:31am
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Declining dairy asset values plus high debt place many dairy farms in a pincer, with increasing numbers going equity negative despite being cash flow positive
Declining dairy asset values plus high debt place many dairy farms in a pincer, with increasing numbers going equity negative despite being cash flow positive
30th Jan 20, 10:31am
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

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