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Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Management objectives of Queensland fisheries: Putting the horse before the cart

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Sean Pascoe, Catherine Mary Dichmont, Kate Brooks, Rachel Pears, Edward Jebreen.
  • Journal Name: Marine Policy
  • Journal Number: 37
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

A review of future management arrangements for the Queensland East Coast Trawl fishery was undertaken in 2010 to develop a management plan for the next 10 years. A key question raised at the start of the review process was: what should the management plan achieve? As with fisheries management in most countries, multiple management objectives were ....

Managing natural resources in a variable and changing climate

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Howden M
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia

This fact sheet briefly describes a research project investigating the relationship between climate variability and natural resource management (NRM) practices and outcomes in agricultural regions in the Condamine region Qld, northern Victoria, and the Wallatin catchment WA. The project aims to analyse how climate has been changing ....

Managing pastoral country

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Land, Water and Wool
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

Land, Water and Wool is a new partnership between Australian Wool Innovation Ltd and Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation (LWRRDC). This fact sheet briefly describes the Managing Pastoral Country subprogram which aims to work with the wool industry in the pastoral zone to develop, test and implement best pr ....

Managing the Environmental Effects of Agriculture under the Resource Management Act: Non-point Source Discharges

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Drummond, Lucie
  • Journal Name: New Zealand Journal of Environmental Law
  • Journal Number: 10
  • Country: New Zealand

The intensification of agriculture, in particular pastoral farming, has led the way in the demise of water quality in New Zealand. Much of this pollution is due to the non-point source discharge of nutrients into our waterways. This environmental damage has been noticed for over 50 years, yet the cause of the problem has remained u ....

Managing the NSW Marine Estate: Purpose, Underpinning Principles and Priority Setting

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Marine Estate Management Authority
  • Publisher: New South Wales Government
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Almost six million people live within 50 kilometres of the NSW coastline. They and the rest of the NSW community plus the millions of domestic and international visitors enjoy the significant natural assets of the Marine Estate and generate billions of dollars each year for NSW and the Australian community. There are many varied commercial, ....

Marker validation in recombinant inbred lines and random varieties of rice for drought tolerance

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Singh, Sanjay; Pradhan, SK; Singh, AK; Singh, ON
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Crop Science
  • Journal Number: Vol. 6, No. 4
  • Country: Australia

Water stress, one of the devastating abiotic stresses in rainfed rice ecosystems causes huge loss to rice yields. Enhancement of production as well as productivity in rainfed areas requires development of improved varieties for such regions. Slow progress in drought breeding is an impediment in this way. Marker assisted approach is ....

Measuring public preferences for and the economic value of the multifunctionality of agriculture in the United States

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Griffith, Jacob Wayne
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • Published Location: United States -- Illinois
  • ISBN: 9781124719269
  • Country: United States

There is a growing consensus that agricultural and rural lands contribute more than just commodity outputs; they also contribute non-market or non-commodity outputs as well. These non-market attributes of agriculture are well documented; ecosystem services, rural heritage, rural economic validity, and domestic food security to name a fe ....

Meat and Livestock Australia Research

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Meat and Livestock Australia
  • Country: Australia

R&D throughout the red meat supply chain to achieve the core activity of enhancing competitiveness and sustainability and to develop a competitive advantage for the industry. This resource provides a wealth of publications on regional issues, including specific reports relating to agriculture in regional Australia. As a collection, these p ....

Memo to Tasmania: 'twas an industry done deal

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Katherine Wilson
  • Publisher: Tasmanian Times
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

Tasmania is currently reviewing its ban on genetically modified (GM) crops. If other states' experiences are anything to go by, Tasmania will be facing underhand industry tactics. Report Location ....

Micro Credit Finance and the Growth of Agriculture in Ogun State Nigeria

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Owojori, A A; Oyewole, O I
  • Journal Name: Continental Journal of Social Sciences
  • Journal Number: 2
  • Publisher: Wilolud Journals
  • Published Location: Akure, Nigeria
  • Country: Nigeria

This paper highlighted the contribution of micro credit finance to the growth of agricultural production in Nigeria and critically evaluated the need for financial institution in the Nigeria's agricultural productivity. The expected role of the financial institutions in solving the problems of rural and near rural economy; such as pover ....

Modelling agricultural land use allocation in regional Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Oczkowski, Eddie; Bandara, Yapa
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Journal Number: 57.3
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Published Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 1364985X
  • Country: Australia

An analysis of the drivers of agricultural land use is important for policy makers as the issues of climate change and food security become increasingly prominent in the political landscape. This paper analyses the role of prices, total land holdings and climate on land use in Australia. The analysis relates to a unique comprehensive coverage of ....

National agriculture and climate change action plan 2006-2009

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council
  • Publisher: Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
  • ISBN: 097571578X
  • Country: Australia

Climate change poses challenges for all sectors of the Australian economy but particularly for those sectors dependent on natural resources such as agriculture. The National Agriculture and Climate Change Action Plan 2006-2009 (the Action Plan) is an agreement by Australian governments to develop a coordinated framework for climate ....

Native vegetation management on broadacre farms in New South Wales: impacts on productivity and returns

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Davidson A; Lawson A; Kokic P; Elliston L; Nossal K; Beare S; Fisher BS
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • ISBN: 192092552X
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

In the largest study undertaken to date, a survey was conducted of 386 broadacre farmers in a 400 000 square kilometre region of New South Wales to quantify the impact of native vegetation on farm productivity and returns. Analysis of data collected as part of the survey found that farms with lower vegetation density generally have ....

New Rural Industries for Future Climates

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: B Cullen, P Thorburn, E Meier, M Howden, S. Barlow
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741519861
  • Country: Australia

This project explored the potential for new industries and enterprises to fill land-use opportunities in areas where current agricultural industries may be strongly challenged by future climates. The specific aims were to identify the regions and industries where climate change will alter the current mix of agricultural industries, determine the ....

New South Wales Biosecurity Strategy

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Biosecurity NSW
  • Publisher: Department of Primary Industries, NSW
  • ISBN: 978 1 74256 308
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

‘Biosecurity’ means protecting the economy, environment and community from the negative impacts of pests, diseases and weeds. Biosecurity is vital for the health, well being and prosperity of everyone in NSW. The NSW Biosecurity strategy sets the overall direction for the management of animal and plant pests, diseases and ....

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