Social licence is low on the list of priorities for New Zealand’s agricultural industry

Social licence is low on the list of priorities for New Zealand’s agricultural industry

“Social license is a really technical term and I think talking about ‘social license’ is unhelpful to the target audience. The term is sort of ‘industry speak’; we know what we mean by it, but I don’t think it resonates with the public and I think by using it as a term publicly you give off the wrong impression- that being that it can be given and taken away.”

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Time to build a consensus - Ian Mackenzie

Time to build a consensus - Ian Mackenzie

Farmers' "social licence to operate " is coming under increasing question - particularly in the area of water rights.

AgriView commissioned Tom McDougall to produce a series of interviews with prominent agricultural leaders who have grappled with the underlying issues.  

The first is with Ian Mackenzie, who was Federated Farmers' appointee to the Land and Water Forum.

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