About Geoff Kaine Research

Know what farmers are thinking, why they think it, and what they will do.

Economic, market and social research for agriculture and natural resource management in Australia and New Zealand

Specialising in:

  • Market size and market segments for agricultural technologies and management practices
  • Adoption of agricultural innovations and practice change
  • Compliance behaviour of farmers
  • Flexibility and adaptability of farm systems
  • Strategies for engaging with farmers
  • Design of policy instruments for agriculture and natural resource policy

About Dr. Geoff Kaine

Geoff has a PhD on the adoption of agricultural innovations from the University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales. He has thirty years research experience in agriculture in Australia and New Zealand.

His experience includes projects across a range of agricultural industries covering irrigation, animal health, animal breeding, pest and disease management, soil management and nutrient emissions. These projects were suppported by various bodies including the Australian Research Council, Australian Wool Innovations, Dairy Australia, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, DAFF and various State departments of Agriculture and Conservation.

He has served as an advisor to the Queensland, New South Wales and New Zealand governments on the design and implementation of agricultural and natural resource policy.

Geoff has published more than 50 journal articles and conference proceedings, presented at more than 30 conferences and written over 100 research monographs and reports to industry.

Geoff was a Senior Scientist for three years at AgResearch in New Zealand before he joined the Victorian Department of Primary Industries. He was the manager and leader of the social research team in Farm Services Victoria, DPI before leaving after seven years to establish Geoff Kaine Research.

Geoff lives in Hamilton, New Zealand.