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Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The Amenity Principle, Internal Migration, and Rural Development in Australia

  • Year: 2014
  • Author: Neil Argent, Matthew Tonts, Roy Jones & John Holmes
  • Journal Name: Annals of the Association of American Geographers
  • Country: Australia

Arguably, rural land markets inAustralia are currently in a high state of flux, with a panoply of competing interests seeking to capitalize on both the traditional and a range of newly emergent values anchored in land. Amenity-led migration is, we argue, an important strand of this renewed interest in rural lands, albeit one that is hig ....

The Australian farm sector and the competition and consumer act

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

For almost 40 years Australia has had a national competition law designed to ensure that markets operate effectively and fairly. First known as the Trade Practices Act 1974, and more recently renamed the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, this body of law has had a major impact on farming enterprises and commercial practices.   This paper ....

The Basin Plan and Australia's National Water Reform Journey

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: K Maywald
  • Journal Name: Farm Policy Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 10 No. 2
  • Publisher: Australian Farm Institute
  • Published Location: Surry Hills
  • ISBN: 1449-8812
  • Country: Australia

When it comes to Australian water reform few issues loom larger than the management of the Murray-Darling Basin. It has taken more than a century of protracted negotiation and compromise to finally emerge with the Murray-Darling Basin Plan which was formalised in November 2012. Now, the National Water Commission – the body responsible for audit ....

The BioRap Biodiversity Assessment and Planning Study for Papua New Guinea

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Faith, Daniel P; Nix, HA; Margules, CR; Hutchinson, MF; Walker, PA; West, J; Stein, JL; Kesteven, JL; Allison, A; Natera, G
  • Journal Name: Pacific Conservation Biology
  • Journal Number: Vol. 6, No. 4
  • Country: Papua New Guinea

The BioRap Toolbox is used for assessing the biodiversity in Papua New Guinea (PNG) region. The BioRap outputs have contributed towards the ongoing conservation initiatives in PNG and the new have strengthened forest planning capacity, including identifying areas appropriate for sustainable forest management and conservation. Rep ....

The characteristics of the farm and the farmer that affect the adoption of biosecurity on smallholder poultry farms in Indonesia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Susilowati, S., Patrick, I., Iqbal., Jubb, T.
  • Journal Name: Livestock Research for Rural Development
  • Journal Number: Vol.25, Iss. 88
  • ISBN: 0121-3784
  • Country: Indonesia

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) is endemic in most provinces in Indonesia. Its presence in the country since 2003 has provided the impetus for the Indonesian Government (GoI) to encourage the adoption of biosecurity in smallholder broiler and layer farms. In order to identify cost-effective biosecurity for these farms it is first necessa ....

The Cost of Doing Business in the Pilbara

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: RDA Pilbara
  • Publisher: RDA Pilbara
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The costs of doing business in the Pilbara are far higher than the rest of WA and most of Australia. This is a constraint to starting new businesses, operating successfully as an existing enterprise and it discourages diversification.  The RDA study is viewed as an important contribution to analysing the cost of doing business in the Pilbar ....

The Economic Benefits of Native Shelter Belts Issue 3/2015

  • Year: 2015
  • Author: Basalt to Bay Landcare Network Inc

The protection of existing native vegetation and the planting of shelterbelts may provide a multitude of productivity and biodiversity benefits for farming industries. The value of shelterbelts in raising agricultural productivity has been demonstrated in many countries suggesting potential improvements in crop yields (25 ....

The Engines of a Viable Agriculture: Advances in Biotechnology, Market Accessibility and Land Rentals in Rural China

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Rozelle, Scott; Otsuka, Keijiro; Huang, Jikun
  • Journal Name: China Journal, The
  • Journal Number: 53
  • Country: China

Three vital ingredients that underpin the continued progress of China's agriculture are the emergence of a well-financed, effective system of agricultural research and development, major improvements in agricultural commodity markets and increasingly effective land rental markets. The way in which these vital elements are having a ....

The Greenmailing of Primary Producers

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Ron Boswell
  • Editors: Quadrant
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

Article raises concerns about the 'greenmailing' of primary producers by environmental non-governmnet organisations by the processes of costly certifications.  Report Location ....

The health of the people in agriculture and its interdependence with the health of rural communities

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Fragar, Lyn
  • Journal Name: New South Wales Public Health Bulletin
  • Journal Number: Vol.12, No.6
  • Country: Australia

This article describes the factors that are driving change in Australian agriculture, how they affect the health of the agricultural population and of rural communities as a whole. Report Location ....

The impact of land ownership inequality on rural factor markets

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Unal, Fatma Gul
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Published Location: United States -- Massachusetts
  • ISBN: 9780549915812
  • Country: Turkey

This dissertation explores the interconnection between land ownership inequality and functioning of rural factor markets in Turkey. It investigates the effectiveness and efficiency of land and labor markets in generating and distributing economic opportunities within agriculture and, thereby, in reducing rural inequality. In addition, t ....

The Impact of Regional Trade Agreements on Trade in Agricultural Products

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: J. Bureau and S. Jean
  • Journal Name: OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers
  • Journal Number: 65
  • Publisher: OECD

Trade flows are significantly affected by the trade agreements both with respect to impacts on pre-existing trade flows, (intensive margin) and on new, previously non-existent trade flows (extensive margin). The effect of the Regional Trade Agreements on pre-existing trade flows are found to be significant with a mean elasticity of substitution a ....

The impact of the 2002-03 drought on the economy and agricultural employment

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Lu, Lan; Hedley, David
  • Journal Name: Economic Round-Up
  • Country: Australia

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The impacts of public investment in and for agriculture

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Mogues, Tewodaj; Yu, Bingxin; Fan, Shenggen; McBride, Linden
  • Publisher: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

In light of a reinvigorated policy orientation toward agriculture in developing countries following recent dramatic developments affecting food prices and agricultural land use, public resource allocation decisionmakers ought to have access to the existing evidence from academic research on the impact of public investments related to and in suppo ....

The influence of cognitive processes on rural landholder responses to climate change

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Rogers, Maureen; Curtis, Allan; Mazur, Nicki
  • Journal Name: Journal of Environmental Management
  • Journal Number: 111
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Published Location: Netherlands
  • ISBN: 0301-4797
  • Country: Australia

Global climate change modelling has identified south-east Australia as a 'hot spot' for more frequent climatic extremes. Rural landholders may be vulnerable to the risks climate change presents. Australia's rural landholders are considered highly adaptable, with a history of responding to climatic uncertainty and variability. Yet it is possible t ....

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