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Stylosanthes in the reclamation and development of degraded soils in India

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Pathak PS; Ramesh CR; Bhatt RK
  • Editors: Chakraborty, S
  • Journal Name: High-yielding anthracnose-resistant Stylosanthes for agricultural systems,
  • Publisher: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 1863204431
  • Country: India

The use of Stylosanthes spp. (stylo) has made a great impact on the agricultural systems in India, especially in improving natural grazing lands, rehabilitating degraded forests and community lands, and rejuvenating rainfed crop and livestock production systems. It supports the livelihood of over 70% of the nomadic and rural popula ....

Sugar link: towards a sustainable sugar supply chain

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Woodhead A; Quirk R; Cunningham D; Malcolm G; Lamb B
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Rural Sciences
  • ISBN: 1921192046
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The Sugar Link project was established in 2004 to help develop a shared vision for a sustainable sugar supply chain. The project focused specifically on the New South Wales sugar industry (including key supply chain partners) and their vision/strategies for moving towards a sustainable sugar supply chain. The project did not attemp ....

Sunshine Coast unemployment trends: the maturing of a regional economy

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Prasser, Scott; Wirgau, Otto
  • Journal Name: The Brisbane Line
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Historically, the Sunshine Coast, which includes the three local government areas of Noosa, Maroochydore and Caloundra, has had an unemployment rate considerably higher than the national and Queensland state averages. However, recent analysis of unemployment trends by the Sunshine Coast Research Institute for Business Enterprise (S ....

Supply-chain management and agro-enterprise development: CIAT's approach in Southeast Asia

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Wheatley, C; Best, R; Peters, D; Connell, J
  • Publisher: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
  • ISBN: 1863204806
  • Country: Vietnam, Laos

The Rural Agroenterprise Development Project of the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) has taken a territorial approach to equitable, market-oriented, agriculturally based development in the rural tropics, with the objectives of poverty reduction and environmental sustainability. The four-stage methodology that ha ....

Sustainability and change in rural Australia

  • Year: 2004
  • Editors: Dibden, Jacqui; Cocklin, Chris
  • Publisher: UNSW Press
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 9780868406312
  • Country: Australia

By addressing themes such as social and economic change, government policy and gender relations, this volume tackles the thematic complexities of sustainability. At the heart of this discussion lies a desire to understand how small rural communities have survived in the past; how they are shaped by environmental, economic and social factors at pr ....

Sustainability in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Regional Australia: A Framework of Analysis

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Parisa Salimzadeh, Jerry Courvisanos and Raveendranath Ravi Nayak
  • Journal Name: Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand
  • Journal Number: 26th Annual SEAANZ Conference
  • Publisher: Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

There is a lack of literature on the ecological sustainability issues specific to small and medium businesses operating in Australian regional areas. Although there are some isolated studies on attitudes to sustainability in Australian SMEs, they do not provide a comprehensive understanding of the actual sustainability environmental practices in ....

Sustainability Indicators: Measuring the Immeasurable

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Bell, Simon; Morse, Stephen
  • Publisher: Earthscan
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 9781844072996

This book explores new ways of thinking about how to measure sustainability. It offers stimulating food for thought for environmental educators and researchers' environmental education research. Report Location ....

Sustainable Australia - Sustainable Communities: A Sustainable Population Strategy for Australia

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
  • Publisher: Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

This Sustainable Population Strategy outlines the Government's framework for a sustainable Australia. It will help to ensure that future population change is compatible with the economic, environmental and social wellbeing of Australia. The Strategy recognises that population change is not only about the growth and overall size of our population ....

Sustainable communities: the important role of local government in building social capital

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Butler, Glenys
  • Journal Name: 2nd National Conference on the Future of Australia's Country Towns
  • ISBN: 1920948848
  • Country: Australia

Local government in Australia ought to be aware of specific community needs and goals, and be willing to initiate and facilitate practices that will encourage cooperation and interaction within communities and between communities, service providers and all levels of government. Social capital theory is discussed as a technique that ....

Sustainable development in amenity-based communities of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Bergstrom, Ryan Dennis
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Kansas State University
  • Published Location:
  • ISBN: 9781267437204
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Greater Yellowstone

The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) is a large, nearly intact ecosystem with significant protection that has often been considered an ideal location to examine coupled human-environment interactions due to the region's complex mosaic of private and public lands, competing natural resource uses, and rapid population growth. A transit ....

Sustainable development of northern Australia

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce
  • Publisher: Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government
  • ISBN: 9781921095948
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Australia

Northern Australia is a unique part of our country and integral to our national identity. It is home to the oldest living culture in the world. Its natural and cultural landscapes underpin multibillion dollar tourism, fishing and conservation industries. Its enormous reserves of minerals and resources are essential to Australia's nation ....

Sustainable development options on Aboriginal land: the hybrid economy in the twenty-first century

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Altman, J C
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0731556011
  • Country: Australia

The author of this paper outlines the economic development problem that is faced by Indigenous people living on Aboriginal land in remote and regional Australia; describes the hybrid economy, made up of market, state and customary components, that is a distinctive feature of such situations; and argues that a big part of the develo ....

Sustainable Population Health: A Pressing Priority for Community Wellbeing

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Harvey, Peter
  • Journal Name: Environmental Health
  • Journal Number: Vol. 2, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

Recent developments in primary health care, preventive care, early intervention programs, population health constructs and coordinated care trials in Australia have explored the idea of changing our emphasis in health care from responsive acute care to more integrated, whole population community wellbeing management. This idea acce ....

Sustainable Production of Bioenergy – A review of global bioenergy sustainability frameworks and assessment systems

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Deb O'Connell et al
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741519640
  • Country: Australia

The bioenergy industry is relatively small in Australia. The need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as future oil security issues will, however, provide drivers for the growth of the bioenergy industry. This report reviews the sustainability issues that have arisen through rapid international expansion of the biofuels industry. It also r ....

Sustainable rural water delivery : balancing resource and social sustainability.

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Rochford, Francine
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 12, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Regulation of water resources in Australia - supply of irrigation water in Victoria - management of irrigation water by the Essential Services Commission (Vic) - the conflict between addressing sustainability issues and having a market approach to the delivery of water resources has resulted in the Commission prioritising shortterm  ....

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