Land Use Change and Intensification

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The goal of the Land Use Change and Intensification (LUCI) programme is to provide the integrated knowledge and tools required by land users and policy makers to assess the environmental impacts associated with changes and intensification in land use. The main intended outcome of the programme is the improvement of the rural economy through an increase in intensive agricultural land-use, without compromising the quality of soil or the water in underlying aquifers. The programme is part of the Integrated Research for Aquifer Protection (IRAP) partnership – a collaboration between seven research providers (Crop & Food Research, AgResearch, Aqualinc, Lincoln Ventures Limited (LVL), ESR, Landcare Research, Dexcel) and Environment Canterbury. The aim of the research partnership is to provide quantitative descriptions of the movement of water and nutrients from the atmosphere to the aquifer.


About this resource

Plant and Food Research
Provider group
Crown Research Institute
New Zealand
Project leader
Mike Beare
Science theme
People and Environment
Email contact
Creation date
2 July, 2012
Last updated
1 November, 2012

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