The Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit (AERU)

The Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit (AERU) has been a respected independent provider of applied economic knowledge since its formation in 1962.

The core mission of the AERU is to exercise leadership in research for sustainable well-being. Its vision is to be a cheerful and vibrant workplace where senior and emerging researchers are working together to produce and deliver new knowledge that promotes sustainable well-being to make a difference through their research.

The AERU operates as a semi-autonomous research centre at Lincoln University providing research expertise to a wide range of regional, national and international organisations in the public and private sectors. Its research focuses on economic, resource, environmental and social issues. It not only employs its own research staff, but also coordinates some of the external research undertaken by academic staff from other Lincoln University faculties.

The AERU’s research uses the latest methods, underpinned by academic rigour. This is focussed in three key areas - economic development, non-market valuation, and trade and environment – with research clients including government departments (both within New Zealand and from overseas), international agencies, New Zealand companies and organisations, and individuals

In particular, the AERU specialises in:

 • Development of indicators and monitoring

 • Investigation and measurement of economic contributions

 • Modelling and forecasting

 • Qualitative and quantitative research design, administration, analysis and reporting

 • Strategic economic analysis

 

For more information, contact Teresa Cunningham:

Phone: +643 423 0372

Email: Teresa.Cunningham@lincoln.ac.nz

The AgriBusiness Group (TAG)

The AgriBusiness Group was established in 2001 to help build business capability in the primary sector.

We help to empower our clients to position themselves for the future using creative and practical solutions and processes, concentrating on markets in which they can develop a competitive advantage and establishing industry best practice through the products and services they provide.

The AgriBusiness Group comprises a group of people dedicated to working with clients to develop sustainable and resilient businesses that:

  • Fulfil the development needs of people, organisations and businesses involved in rural industries,

  • Empower clients to position themselves for the future using creative and practical solutions and processes,

  • Concentrate on markets in which they can develop a competitive advantage,

  • Establish industry best practice through the products and services they provide.

Where specialist skills are required, the aim is to collaborate with whoever is able to bring the best set of skills to any particular project. This could mean that The AgriBusiness Group employs staff for some roles and sub-contracts other consultants, in other roles. The aim is to ensure that contract milestones and project outcomes are achieved in a cost-effective structure. The size of the core team within the company allows enough flexibility to bring together the best people in tailor made teams, while ensuring that major projects can be managed effectively.

03 365 6806 | info@agribusinessgroup.com
PO Box 85016 Lincoln University, Lincoln 7647, New Zealand