- Year: 2002
- Author: Brunckhorst, D
- Publisher: The Institute for Rural Futures - University of New England
- Country: Australia
Rural communities face an uncertain future. These communities are reliant on the long term resilience of their productive resources, but often utilise these resources to resolve short term pressures. Their survival is dependent upon their ability to sustain their families by balancing social demands and the biophysical capacity of their landscapes with the requirements to meet debt repayments from declining returns, increasing pressure from government regulations and policies, and global markets that ignore all these factors.