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Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into the Australian Research and Development Corporations

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Thomas, Geoff
  • Journal Name: Agricultural Science
  • Journal Number: Vol. 22, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

The Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology (AIAST) as the peak body representing agricultural professionals and natural resource managers in Australia strongly supports the current Research Corporation Model and the joint industry/Commonwealth funding formula. This view is based on the strength of joint contrib ....

Subsurface drainage design and management practices in irrigated areas of Australia

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Christen EW; Hornbuckle JW
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 095795820X
  • Country: Australia

The final report of a project to investigate best management practices for sub-surface drainage design and management summarises and compares current practices across Australia. The report includes details of practices in eleven irrigation regions around Australia: Burdekin River Irrigation Area Qld, Emerald Irrigation Area Qld, Ke ....

Success Factors for Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM): Lessons from Kenya and Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Measham, Thomas G; Lumbasi, Jared A
  • Journal Name: Environmental Management
  • Journal Number: 52.3
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: New York
  • ISBN: 0920-4741
  • Country: Australia, Kenya

Recent concerns over a crisis of identity and legitimacy in community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) have emerged following several decades of documented failure. A substantial literature has developed on the reasons for failure in CBNRM. In this paper, we complement this literature by considering these factors in relation to two succe ....

Sugar link: towards a sustainable sugar supply chain

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Woodhead A; Quirk R; Cunningham D; Malcolm G; Lamb B
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Rural Sciences
  • ISBN: 1921192046
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The Sugar Link project was established in 2004 to help develop a shared vision for a sustainable sugar supply chain. The project focused specifically on the New South Wales sugar industry (including key supply chain partners) and their vision/strategies for moving towards a sustainable sugar supply chain. The project did not attemp ....

Sugar Research and Development

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Sugar Research and Development Corporation
  • Country: Australia

An extensive body of research related to the Sugar Industry Report Location ....

Supermarkets, helping Australia grow.

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: R Hadler
  • Journal Name: Farm Policy Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 10 No. 1
  • Publisher: Australian Farm Institute
  • Published Location: Surry Hills
  • ISBN: 1449-8812
  • Country: Australia

The two major supermarkets are often attacked by farmers and food manufacturers for forcing down prices and abusing market power. However, the popular debate glosses over the complexities of the food and grocery supply chain and the positive contribution of the major supermarkets to the Australian economy. One popular myth is that supermarkets ri ....

Supply-chain management and agro-enterprise development: CIAT's approach in Southeast Asia

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Wheatley, C; Best, R; Peters, D; Connell, J
  • Publisher: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
  • ISBN: 1863204806
  • Country: Vietnam, Laos

The Rural Agroenterprise Development Project of the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) has taken a territorial approach to equitable, market-oriented, agriculturally based development in the rural tropics, with the objectives of poverty reduction and environmental sustainability. The four-stage methodology that ha ....

Supporting farmer and fisher health and wellbeing in 'difficult times': Communities of place and industry associations

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Kilpatrick, Sue; Willis, Karen; Johns, Susan; Peek, Karla
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: 22.1
  • Publisher: eContent Management
  • Published Location: Maleny, Australia
  • ISBN: 10371656
  • Country: Australia

While links between rurality and health are clearly established, there continues to be interest in the resources that can make a difference to rural, often underserved, small communities. This research investigated how collective features of communities of place and industry communities of common purpose, influence farmer and fisher strategies to ....

Sustainable management for rangelands in a variable climate: evidence and insights from northern Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: P.J. O'Reagain and J.C. Scanlan
  • Journal Name: Animal
  • Journal Number: 7
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Inter-annual rainfall variability is a major challenge to sustainable and productive grazing management on rangelands. In Australia, rainfall variability is particularly pronounced and failure to manage appropriately leads to major economic loss and environmental degradation. Recommended strategies to manage sustainably include stocking at long-t ....

Swallowing the Bait: Is Recreational Fishing in Australia Ecologically Sustainable?

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: McPhee, DP; Leadbitter, D; Skilleter, GA
  • Journal Name: Pacific Conservation Biology
  • Journal Number: Vol. 8, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Recreational fishing is a growing component of the total fishery harvest in many countries, but the impacts of this sector on aquatic resources are often ignored in the management of aquatic systems. Recreational fishing is open-access, and in many inshore regions, the recreational harvest exceeds the commercial harvest. The enviro ....

Tackling the ‘wicked problem’ of food security: challenges and opportunities for Australian agriculture

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: E Perrett
  • Journal Name: Farm Policy Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 9 No. 4
  • Publisher: Australian Farm Institute
  • Published Location: Surry Hills
  • ISBN: 1449-8812
  • Country: Australia

The next 15 years will present significant challenges and opportunities for Australian agriculture. Food security is a growing global concern that will have direct impacts on the lives of hundreds of millions, particularly in Asia. Food security will also necessarily impact on the livelihoods of Australian farmers. Whether Australia is able to ca ....

Tasmania should stand firm on Agritech

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Katherine Wilson
  • Journal Name: New Matilda
  • Publisher: Cordell Media
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

The push for GM food is a stitch-up by government and agribusiness. Where are the massive crop yields we were promised? Tasmania should continue its moratorium, writes Katherine Wilson. Report Location ....

Taxation of Primary Producers and Landholders - Improving Natural Resource Management Outcomes

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: R.G. Ashby, L.N. Polkinghorne
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642587361
  • Country: Australia

Provides a summary and analysis of income and other tax laws that are likely to affect investment and management of NRM and options to improve NRM outcomes. -landcare provision and provisions related to water facilities could be better defined. Notes inequities in capital gains tax application and discussed FMDs. - Encouragement of large profit ....

The 'Profitable Perennials' Project: A Case Study

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Master, R; Bowyer, J; Heath, R
  • Journal Name: Extension Farming Systems Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 5, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The 'Profitable perennials' project delivered by the Department of Agriculture and Food WA in the south coast natural resource management (NRM) region aimed to facilitate the long term adoption of perennial pastures. NRM is the management of natural resources, such as soils, waterways and biodiversity, to ensure long term sustainab ....

The agricultural impacts of environmental flow rules in the Murrumbidgee Valley

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Jayasuriya R; Crean J
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Environment flow policies introduced by the New South Wales Government are aimed at improving and maintaining sustainable river systems. A combination of economic and hydrological simulation modelling was used to assess the impacts on agriculture from the implementation of different flow scenarios in the Murrumbidgee Valley NSW. Th ....

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