Survey – how organisational factors affect horticulture industries

Julio Botero, a tutor and PhD candidate at Lincoln University, is conducting a research project into factors affecting horticultural industry growth and has asked whether HGA members might answer a survey to contribute to his research:

Growers are being asked to participate in a survey as part of research project to help unlock growth in the horticulture industry. The survey is part of Lincoln University PhD student, Julio Botero’s, research project on the business factors that enable or restrict growth of horticultural businesses.

The survey will take 15 minutes to complete and asks questions about your business structure and preferred ways of operating. Having a range of grower input is crucial for ensuring that the results reflect the breadth of the industry.

The research results will be used for a doctoral thesis, and a benchmark report will be sent to growers who participate.

All information is anonymous and individual surveys will be confidential. No information will be reported in a way that might identify individual or business participant information. Only aggregated data will be presented in any publications. 

Link to study:


Julio Botero

PhD-C: Global Value Chains and Trade


Lincoln University – Te Whare Wānaka o Aoraki

Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce