Lincoln University PhD student Julio Botero is researching business structures and relationships in the horticulture sector. He wants growers across the motu to take part in his study to ensure his doctorate thesis research results reflect the breadth of the industry.
Julio's study is focused on understanding the preferred business arrangements of horticultural producers and how this relates to business arrangements that enable businesses to thrive. The ultimate objective of his research is to enable producers or sectors to move from 'craft' businesses to successful national and export businesses.
The link to his anonymous survey is here.
A benchmark report with the research results will be sent out to all growers who participate in the study.