Patterns of Use of Computer Support for Environmental Accreditation in Rural New Zealand

  • Samuel Mann
  • Ian Brown
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 39)


Formal environmental auditing practices have largely been the domain of large organisations. This paper describes the results from the use of a computer-based process for accreditation at the farm level. This study of the pattern of use of such a system enables both the fine-tuning and continued deployment of this system, and the appropriate design of similar schemes. The use of the system increased the quality of a set of accreditation documents while reducing the development time from six months to less than two hours.

Key words

Rural Database Policy Impact Assessment Verification IS01400 Farm plan. 


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Copyright information

© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel Mann
    • 1
  • Ian Brown
    • 2
  1. 1.Otago PolytechnicDunedinNew Zealand
  2. 2.Otago Regional CouncilDunedinNew Zealand

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