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Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Peer Group Mentors Contribute to Diversified, Sustainable and Innovative Farming Communities

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Curry, David; Reid, Rowan
  • Journal Name: Extension Farming Systems Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 5, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

The Otway Agroforestry Network (OAN), in partnership with the Australian Master Tree Grower Program (MTG) established a Peer Group Mentoring service in 2005. Experienced farmers and tree-growers mentor new members to integrate multipurpose trees and shrubs into existing farming systems. The goal is to support landholders in ways th ....

Perceptions of vulnerability to a future outbreak: A study of horse managers affected by the first Australian equine influenza outbreak

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Schemann, Kathrin; Firestone, Simon M; Taylor, Melanie R; Toribio, Jenny-Ann LML; Ward, Michael P; Dhand, Navneet K
  • Journal Name: BMC Veterinary Research
  • Journal Number: 9
  • Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 1746-6148
  • Country: Australia

A growing body of work shows the benefits of applying social cognitive behavioural theory to investigate infection control and biosecurity practices. Protection motivation theory has been used to predict protective health behaviours. The theory outlines that a perception of a lack of vulnerability to a disease contributes to a reduced threat appr ....

Perennial vegetation, human adaptation, and resilience in the U.S. Corn Belt socialecological system

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Atwell, Ryan Cardiff
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Iowa State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Iowa
  • ISBN: 9780549996637
  • Country: United States

Emerging biofuel markets in the U.S. Corn Belt are leading to increased production of rowcrops and removal of land from conservation programs. This comes at a time when regional research highlights the importance of perennial cover on key areas of the landscape to promote the continued delivery of societal goods and ecosystem services f ....

Performance Audit of Torres Strait Finfish Fishery Management

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Australian National Audit Office
  • Publisher: Australian National Audit Office
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 064281113X
  • Country: Australia

The objective of the audit was to assess the Torres Strait Regional Authority's management and utilisation of the Torres Strait Finfish Fishery in line with its objectives. Report Location ....

Phase farming strategies for grains producers in south-east Australia

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Whitfield DM; O'Connell MG
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The potential to use deep-rooted perennials, such as lucerne, for excess groundwater management is limited in annual cropping enterprises in the grain growing regions of southeastern Australia. A scoping study, using a simplified model of plant water use linked to winter water balance was conducted to determine the need for hydrolo ....

Planning in Rurbania: rural policy and the planning system in Norway

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Harvold, Kjell; Nordahl, Berit
  • Journal Name: The Town Planning Review
  • Journal Number: Vol.83, No.2
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
  • Published Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Country: Norway

In most European countries planning in rural areas has largely been restricted to protecting the countryside and agricultural land from built development. Rural planning has often been driven by programmes to foster food production, and there seems to be little willingness to change the traditional 'productivist' agricultural approach. ....

Plantation Information Network

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

Australia's Plantation Inventory is an annual update of timber plantation areas in each state and territory highlighting trends in plantation development. The National Plantation Inventory is part of the National Forest Inventory and has been reporting on Australia's timber plantations since 1993. In 2009, the total area of Australia’s plantat ....

Plantations and sustainable rural communities

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Schirmer, Jacki; Tonts, Matthew
  • Journal Name: Australian Forestry
  • Journal Number: Vol.66, No,1
  • Country: Australia

Tree plantations are often hailed as providing a wide range of economic, social and environmental benefits to rural regions. Yet in many of the regions where plantations have been established, members of rural communities and environmental groups have expressed various concerns about the effects of large-scale tree planti ....

Policies for sustainable forest management in the tropics: Governmental and nongovernmental policy outputs, execution, and uptake in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Nicaragua

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: McGinley, Kathleen Ann
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: North Carolina State University
  • Published Location: United States -- North Carolina
  • ISBN: 9780549821366
  • Country: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua

There is an incomplete understanding of governmental and non-governmental policy approaches for promoting sustainable forest management in the tropics, including the features of productive forest management that these policies address, how they are put into practice, and, ultimately, their overall impacts on tropical forest management. ....

Political economy determinants of public investment decision-making in agriculture

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Mogues, Tewodaj
  • Publisher: International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Published Location: Washington D.C.

Public investments in agriculture in Africa can have profound effects on productivity in the sector. It is therefore important to understand how budgetary allocation decisions are made. For example, what are the reasons for persistent underinvestment in agricultural research on the African continent? A mere reference to ignorance of policymakers ....

Potential impacts of climate change on the fauna values of the Tasmanian wilderness World Heritage Area

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Stephen Mallick
  • Journal Name: Nature Conservation Report Series
  • Journal Number: 13/2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

This report provides an assessment of the potential impacts of climate change on the fauna values of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) and identifies management response options. The report covers fauna values associated with terrestrial, freshwater and estuarine environments, as well as marine mammals which breed and or h ....

Preparing Entrants to Farming - Scoping Programs and Strategies

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Ian Reeve, Richard Stayner
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741513049
  • Country: Australia

The report describes the entry paths by which people commonly take up a career in farming and discusses some of the problems which may compromise a successful entry into farming. Programs and policy approaches used overseas to deal with these problems are reviewed, and the implications for Australian educational provision discussed. Report Loca ....

Productivity analysis of key Commonwealth fisheries

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Mary Stephan and Simon Viera
  • Publisher: Department of Agriculture ABARES
  • Country: Australia

The Productivity Analysis of Key Commonwealth Fisheries report is a publication that provides an indication of productivity trends for the Commonwealth's most valuable commercial fisheries. These trends reflect how well these fisheries use inputs to produce outputs. When viewed over time, productivity trends can assist in the evaluation of a fish ....

Profiling rural Australia: impact of changes in the agriculture sector on rural towns

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Chapman, Lisa; Greenville, Jared
  • Journal Name: Australian Commodities
  • Journal Number: Vol.9, No.1
  • Country: Australia

Traditionally, many of Australia’s rural communities have been heavily dependent on the agriculture sector for their economic prosperity. Changes in the structure of agriculture have driven changes in the levels and patterns of employment, educational opportunities and the level and location of rural services. All of these factors have c ....

Publications - Agriculture and Food

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
  • Country: Australia

Publications regarding Agriculture and Food, including industry stocktakes, droughts etc. 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 regional industry. Report Locationhttp://w ....

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