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Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Achieving Safety Change on Australian Farms – using new and established pathways to improve adoption

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Lyn Fragar, John Temperley, Julie Depczynski, Kirrily Pollock
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741518563
  • Country: Australia

This research report is about factors that will improve adoption of safety practice and systems on Australian farms. The review describes approaches and evaluation reports of Australian farm safety programs and other relevant studies that provide information about individual safety behaviour change and community/organisation factors associated wi ....

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 ....

Action plan to foster growth in food and wine industries

  • Year: 2013
  • Journal Name: Premium Food and Wine From Our Clean Environment News
  • Journal Number: November 2013
  • Publisher: Primary Industries and Regions South Australia
  • Published Location: Adelaide
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

Food and wine are pivotal to South Australia’s prosperity and central to its identity. Recognising that, an action plan to develop and expand South Australia’s food and wine industry locally, interstate and in key overseas markets has been released.  The plan provides a blueprint to further build, grow and secure our food and wine ....

Adelaide Hills Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island Regional Roadmap 2013-2016: Growing a healthy, resilient, well connected and prosperous region

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Regional Development Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

The roadmap focuses on economic development that adds value to the social and environmental capital of local communities. The measure for success in the roadmap is the maintenance of sustainable communities as defined by the Commonwealth Government's Sustainable Australia: Sustainable Communities Strategy. The development of infrastructure plays ....

Ag-Memos

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Department of Agriculture and Food
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: WA

Agriculture and Pastoral notes for various regions. This resource provides a wealth of publications on regional issues, including specific reports relating to agriculture in Regional Australia. As a collection, these publications provide valuable information on the regional industry. Report Locationhttp://archive.agric.wa.gov.au/PC_90646.ht ....

Agricultural Bioenergy Cropping in Victoria - Balancing the Issues

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Shelley, Bruce; Rogers, Mary-Jane; Allinson, Graeme; Day, Nathan
  • Journal Name: Plant Protection Quarterly
  • Journal Number: Vol. 26, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

There has been considerable interest in biofuels and bioenergy production (the generation of energy from biomass), as alternative agricultural industries for the future. High oil prices, diminishing total oil supply, the energy security debate, growing environmental awareness and the need to develop sustainable regional agricultura ....

Agricultural Census

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

ABS data provides statistical information on water usage on Australian farms over various years. Report Locationhttp://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/[email protected]/second+level+view?ReadForm&prodno=4618.0&viewtitle=Water%20Use%20on%20Australian%20Farms~2010-11~Latest~29/06/2012&&tabname=Past%20Future%20Issues&prodno=4618.0&issue=2010-11&num=&view=& ....

Agricultural Commodity Statistics 2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Research Economics and Sciences
  • Publisher: Department of Agriculture
  • Published Location: Canberra
  • ISBN: 978-1-74323-168-5
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: ACT

Agricultural commodity statistics provides a comprehensive compilation of data on the Australian economy and the agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries. Agricultural commodity statistics presents current and historical data. Some historical series extend more than 40 years. To ensure the most relevant package of statistics  ....

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 intensification: food insecurity to income security in a mid-hill watershed of Nepal

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Dahal, Bed Mani; Nyborg, Ingrid; Sitaula, Bishal Kumar; Bajracharya, Roshan Man
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability
  • Journal Number: Vol.7, No.4
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Country: Nepal
  • State/Region: Kavre

A shift from cultivating cereal crops towards vegetables and other cash crops has evolved through the process of agricultural intensification in the hills of the Himalayan region. Agricultural intensification has attracted the attention of researchers in Nepalese agriculture due to its potential impacts on the environment and socio-econ ....

Agriculture, drought hitting the rural sector hard

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Gleeson, Trish; Martin, Peter
  • Journal Name: Australian Commodities
  • Journal Number: Vol.9, No.4
  • Country: Australia

The net value of farm production is forecast to fall by 63 per cent to $3.7 billion in 2002-03, reflecting a sharp fall in winter crop production and lower prices for most livestock products. Winter crop production in 2002-03 is forecast to decline to 22.2 million tonnes, 15.1 million tonnes below last season's crop and the lowest since 1994-95. ....

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

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

Includes ABS statistical data from various years on agricultural land use, water use, commodities and transportation, as well as crops, dairy, employment by industry, exports, financial performance, fisheries, forestry, horticulture, imports, land degredation, livestock, production etc. Report Locationhttp://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/[email protected]/Vie ....

AgSurf

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Australian Bureau of Agricultural Economics and Science
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All

A large selection of Australian agricultural and grazing industries survey (AAGIS) and Australian dairy industry survey (ADIS) data for the period from 1989-90 Report Locationhttp://daff.gov.au/abares/pages/surveys.aspx?wasRedirectedByModule=true ....

Akubras to hard hats: easing skill shortages through labour harmonisation strategies

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Christine Storer, Julia Connell
  • Journal Name: Australian Bulletin of Labour
  • Journal Number: Vol. 29, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

This article examines skill and labour shortages within rural agricultural industries in Western Australia. It draws on primary and secondary data, including 600 survey respondents in the sector. It is determined that there may be a shortage of farm workers during the busy seasons, while they are unemployed during the low seasons.   Conseq ....

Alcohol Consumption, Obesity, and Psychological Distress in Farming Communities-An Australian Study

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Brumby, Susan; Kennedy, Alison; Chandrasekara, Ananda
  • Journal Name: Journal of Rural Health
  • Journal Number: 29.3
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Published Location: United States
  • ISBN: 0890-765X
  • Country: Australia

Alcohol consumption patterns nationally and internationally have been identified as elevated in rural and remote populations. In the general Australian population, 20.5% of adult males and 16.9% of adult females drink at short-term, high-risk levels. Farmers are more likely to drink excessively than those living in major cities.   This stu ....

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