Lincoln Agritech’s software consultant group is currently developing the NZSD tool, mainly for the kiwifruit industry and its partners.
The NZSD project includes a suite of practical tools for sustainability assessment, auditing, reporting and learning. The online reporting tool assists in information management to help clients make informed management decisions to enhance their overall sustainability performance.
Benefits of the Dashboard include: helping growers and organisations comply with increasing demands for market and regulatory reporting; assisting producers to optimise their overall farm performance – productivity, profitability, environmental and social values; assisting in reducing monitoring and regulatory costs; complying with strict food standards and sustainability practices and criteria.
The NZSD project contributes to a six year Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) funded collaborative research programme. Research partners include Lincoln University (AERU), University of Otago (CSAFE), The Agribusiness Group, Landcare Research, Scion, Ngai Tahu, 1000Minds, Ecosystem consultants and Lincoln Agritech. Industry partners include New Zealand Winegrowers, Zespri International and other Kiwifruit partners, Forestry organisations and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.
For more information, visit The NZSD’s website: www.nzdashboard.org.nz