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Land Use and Management

A case study of trends in the Chinese organic food market

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Chen, Jue, and O'Mahony, Barry
  • Editors: Bruno Mascitelli and Antonio Lobo
  • Journal Name: Organics in the global food chain

This new book “Organics in the global food chain” is a long overdue scholarly treatment of organic food in its many derivations. It provides a multifaceted view of the obscure but growing concept of organic food in our food chain. Today’s society has a greater appreciation of quality in what we eat and consume including a greater appreciati ....

A Joint Australia–China Report on Strengthening Investment and Technological Cooperation in Agriculture to Enhance Food Security

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Australia-China Joint Working Group
  • Publisher: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Country: Australia

Dr Emerson, Minister for Trade and Competitiveness and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Asian Century, launched Feeding the Future – A Joint Australia-China Report on Strengthening Investment and Technological Cooperation in Agriculture to Enhance Food Security on 20 December 2012. The report marks a new era in agricultural cooperat ....

A new generation: Toward sustainable community in Pennsylvania's rural landscape

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Harleman, Audra Dale
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Maryland, College Park
  • Published Location: United States -- Maryland
  • ISBN: 9781124744681
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Pennsylvania

With the increasing rate of land development, consumption of natural resources, and destruction of ecosystems in the United States today, it is crucial to investigate sustainable alternatives to current development practices and patterns of settlement. This thesis proposes strategies for environmentally responsible land use and partial ....

A spatial simultaneous growth equilibrium modeling of agricultural land development in the Northeast United States

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Hailu, Yohannes G
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: West Virginia University
  • Published Location: United States -- West Virginia
  • ISBN: 9780542763380
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Northeast United States

With population growth and expansion of economic activities, urbanized places have expanded; and with growing per capita income, residential location preferences have shifted towards suburban and rural locations. In many places, such new growth has been accommodated with the development of agricultural lands. The concern from natural re ....

A tool and process that facilitate community building and social learning for natural resource management

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: C Raymond, J Cleary
  • Journal Name: Ecology and Society
  • Journal Number: 18
  • Publisher: Resilience Alliance
  • ISBN: 1708-3087
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

This study presents a self-assessment tool and process that facilitate community capacity building and social learning for natural resource management. The tool and process provide opportunities for rural landholders and project teams both to self-assess their capacity to plan and deliver natural resource management (NRM) programs and to reflect ....

A unique rurality: Exploring the role of the horse farm in the post-productivist rural landscape

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Wilton, Bronwynne Leigh
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Guelph (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494476246
  • Country: Canada
  • State/Region: Ontario

This thesis explores the role of the horse farm in the post-productivist rural landscape of Ontario, Canada. As agricultural landscapes in developed nations around the world evolve to an increasingly consumptive focus as opposed to a productivist landscape, there is an increased demand for recreational and lifestyle land uses in rural r ....

ABS Land Use and Management Statistics

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All

Includes data from various years on agricultural land and water use, land degredation and sustainable agriculture. Report Locationhttp://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/[email protected]/ViewContent?readform&view=ProductsbyTopic&Action=Expand&Num=2.5 ....

Achieving to some outranking relationships between post mining land uses through mined land suitability analysis

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Soltanmohammadi, H; Osanloo, M; Rezaei, B; Bazzazi, A Aghajani
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology : (IJEST)
  • Journal Number: Vol.5, No.4
  • Publisher: International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
  • Published Location: Tehran, Iran

Adoption of most suitable post mining land use is a problem with multi-dimensional nature. There are so many factors in this problem which seriously influence on the decision judgments. Therefore, in this study a fifty-attribute framework for mined land suitability analysis including fifty numbers of economical, social, technical and mi ....

Action Plan for Managing Wild Dogs in Victoria

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Victorian Government, Department of Environment and Primary Industries
  • Publisher: Victorian Government, Department of Environment and Primary Industries
  • Published Location: East Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 978-1-74326-650-2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Wild dogs are a significant threat to Victoria’s livestock industry, at an estimated cost of $13–18 million per year. Their impact on productivity, animal welfare and social wellbeing requires an action plan to address the wild dog issue over the five years to 2019. This plan’s implementation is the responsibility of all stake ....

Agricultural Decline, Landscape Change, and Outmigration

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Soliva, Reto
  • Journal Name: Mountain Research and Development
  • Journal Number: Vol.27, No.2
  • Publisher: Centre for Development and Environment Institute of Geography, University of Bern
  • Published Location: Boulder, Switzerland
  • Country: Switzerland

As in many other mountain areas, peripheral regions of the Swiss Alps are experiencing outmigration, especially of younger people, due to lack of opportunities. Winter tourism, often the backbone of regional economies, is declining in many smalland medium-sized resorts. At the same time, agricultural decline is leading to land abandonme ....

Agricultural resource priorities and recommendations for the Avon River Basin Natural Resource Management Strategy

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: McConnell, C. E. Western Australian Department of Agriculture, Northam); Cummins, D. W. (Western Australian Department of Agriculture, Northam); Galloway, P. D. (Western Australia Department of Agriculture, Narrogin); Ohlsen, K. (Western Australian Depart
  • Publisher: Dept of Agriculture
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

This report for the Avon Natural Resource Management Strategy provides an assessment of the current status of land resources throughout the Avon River Basin in Western Australia. It identifies the sub-regions and landscape components of the area and the land resource as sets. The greatest threats are salinity, soil acidification, s ....

An Empirical Water Budget Model As a Tool to Identify the Impact of Land-use Change in Stream Flow in Southeastern Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Yihdego, Yohannes; Webb, John
  • Journal Name: Water Resources Management
  • Journal Number: 27.14
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Published Location: Netherlands
  • ISBN: 0920-4741
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

In western Victoria, Australia the water table and lake level in the Glenelg-Hopkins catchment have been declining for the last 15 years, and this is attributed to either the low rainfall over this time and/or a substantial change in land use. Stream flow modelling was carried out using monthly empirical water balance model (modified tanh functio ....

An expanded role for the mining sector in Australian society?

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Thomas G Measham, Fiona Haslam McKenzie, Kieren Moffat, Daniel M Franks
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 22, No. 2
  • Publisher: eContent Management Pty Ltd
  • Published Location: Maleny, Qld.
  • ISBN: 1037-1656
  • Country: Australia

Questions over the role of mining in the Australian economy and society have gained increasing public scrutiny in recent years. In this paper we consider whether the role of mining in Australian society has changed with the recent mining boom. The paper draws attention to four key areas. The first is the economics of mining, where a rise in commo ....

Annual National Native Title Conference

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Native Title Research Unit
  • Country: Australia

The Native Title Research Unit cohostess the Annual National Native Title Conference. The conference is cohostess by a native title representative body (NTRB) and permission is sought from local traditional owners to hold the conference in their country. This resource provides a wealth of publications on regional issues, including specific rep ....

Applying landscape science to natural resource management

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: GM Robinson, D Carson
  • Journal Name: Ecology and Society
  • Journal Number: 18:1
  • Publisher: Resilience Alliance
  • ISBN: 1708-3087
  • Country: Australia

This is the introduction to the Ecology and Society special feature on “Applying Landscape Science to Natural Resource Management”. Primarily drawing upon examples from Australia, the nine papers in the feature illustrate how landscape science seeks to integrate information from diverse sources to generate management solutions for implementat ....

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