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Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Nonlinear dynamics of livestock assets

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Van Campenhout, Bjorn, Dercon, Stefan
  • Publisher: International Food Policy Research Institute

Recent research on the intertemporal dynamics of poverty using microeconomic data often hints at the existence of poverty traps, where some find themselves trapped at a low-level stable equilibrium while others enjoy a higher stable equilibrium. Without a sizable positive shock to well-being, those trapped at the low equilibrium will not automati ....

Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce: Final Report

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Australia

The Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce has been charged with finding new opportunities for economic development in northern Australia based on water availability and sustainability. It is to report on the potential impact of new development on water balance and quality, the environment, existing water users and the broader community. It ....

Northern Australian irrigation futures: providing new knowledge, tools and processes to support debate and decision making regarding irrigation in northern Australia

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Bristow KL (CSIRO Land and Water, Aitkenvale); Camkin J (CSIRO Land and Water, Wembley); Kellett B (Cooperative Research Centre for Irrigation Futures, Melbourne); Petheram C (CSIRO Land and Water, Aitkenvale); Cook F (CSIRO Land and Water, Indooroopilly)
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • ISBN: 1921253185
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Australia

The Northern Australia Irrigation Futures project has been established as a collaborative arrangement between the Australian, Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australian Governments to provide new knowledge, tools and processes, including an overarching framework, to support debate on irrigation related issues in Northern ....

Northern Inland Region of NSW - Freight Study

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Peter Rufford. PEECE Pty Ltd
  • Publisher: PEECE Pty Ltd, RDA Northern Inland
  • Published Location: Warners Bay, NSW
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

This report is the draft final report for the Northern Inland Region of NSW regional freight study.  It includes a strategic overview of the freight drivers in the region, the road freight network, the list of high priority freight projects in the region, a $40million priority  investment program and a freight strategy.   ....

Northern Rivers Regional Profile 2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA Northern Rivers
  • Published Location: Lismore, NSW
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The Northern Rivers Regional Profile 2013 supports the Northern Rivers Regional Plan 2013-2016. It presents a myriad data on our population, income, employment, housing, health, transport, business and industry, the regional economy, energy, infrastructure, the environment and our natural and cultural heritage. Many of the tables and charts compa ....

Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries Industry Development Plan 2013-2017

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries
  • Published Location: Darwin, NT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

Northern Territory Derpartment of Primary Industry and Fisheries Industry Development Plan 2013-2017 supports the Department's position of improving growth in primary industries and fisheries industry in the Northern Territory.  Report Location ....

NSW Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Strategic Plan

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Livestock Health and Pest Authorities
  • Publisher: NSW Department of Primary Industries
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

‘Animal biosecurity’ means protecting the economy, environment and community from negative impacts of diseases and pests that affect animals. The NSW Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Strategic Plan (‘Strategic Plan’) guides priority activities to safeguard the economy, environment and community from diseases and pests that affec ....

NSW Farmers blueprint for maintaining the mental health and wellbeing of the people on NSW farms

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety
  • Publisher: NSW Farmers Mental Health Network
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The Blueprint was launched in May 2006 by the NSW Farmers Association along with 18 other organisations. It is a simplified summary of key issues to address and major actions to take that the Rural Mental Health Network considers necessary to ease a 'mental health crisis' in regional areas - evidenced by farm male owners and manage ....

Occupational differences, cardiovascular risk factors and lifestyle habits in South Eastern rural Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Davis-Lameloise, Nathalie; Philpot, Benjamin; Janus, Edward D; Versace, Vincent L; Laatikainen, Tiina; Vartiainen, Erkki A; Dunbar, James A
  • Journal Name: BMC Public Health
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14712458
  • Country: Australia

Background: In rural and remote Australia, cardiovascular mortality and morbidity rates are higher than metropolitan rates. This study analysed cardiovascular and other chronic disease risk factors and related health behaviours by occupational status, to determine whether agricultural workers have higher cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk than oth ....

Older farmers and retirement

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Foskey, Roslyn
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741511054
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

This is a report of a research project about retirement for people in transition in farming by drawing on the key issues emerging from the literature and fieldwork in two regions of NSW - this involved research and the development, pilot and evaluation of a retirement planning peer education program for farmers. The report discusse ....

Out-migration: young Victorians and the family farm

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Geldens, Paula
  • Journal Name: People and Place
  • Journal Number: Vol.15, No.1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Studies of the out migration of young people from rural areas rely heavily on the push and pull factors of the need to move for higher education and jobs. But the broad brush picture these studies provide misses much of the complexity of the young people's decision making. Questionnaire data and interviews with young people living ....

Partnership and subsidiarity?: a case-study of farmers' participation in contemporary EU governance and rural development initiatives.

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Macken-Walsh, Anne
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol.21, No.1
  • Country: Europe

In accordance with the principles of partnership and subsidiarity, the governance and rural development model claims to foster representative and economically diverse rural development largely on the basis of its involvement of a variety of local stakeholders as decision-makers in the design and implementation of development action. The capacity ....

Pastoralists' knowledge of plant palatability and grazing indicators in an arid region of South Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Wandby H, Petit S, Robinson G
  • Journal Name: The Rangeland Journal
  • Journal Number: 35:4
  • Country: Australia

Indicator species have been used for several decades as measures of ecosystem health. In arid Australian rangelands, which are dominated by commercial grazing enterprises reliant on native pastures, the development of efficacious indicators is particularly important to monitor production and biodiversity values. The high temporal and spatial clim ....

Peak oil and significant change for rural Australia

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Coventry, Donald H
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 20, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

The peaking of world oil supply will have significant economic and social impacts for rural Australia. This paper looks at the peaking of world supply, the role of energy in our global industrial society and its use in agriculture. It further looks at replacement fuels and how we will be unable to sufficiently replace conventional  ....

Peel Regional Plan 2013-2016

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA PEEL, Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Plan outlines areas for improvement of the Peel region, outlining issues such as increasing local employment, educational outcomes, maintaining and preserving the environmental assets of the region, improving social outcomes for the region, and ensuring the ongoing sustainability of the region. The plan also outlines flagship projects such as the ....

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