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Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The MDBA, Where to Now?

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

As a Regulation, the Murray-Darling Basin Plan was ‘made’ by Water Minister Tony Burke in November 2012. Sure, it was a disallowable instrument (either House of Parliament could disallow it) but that was highly unlikely to occur. As a result, the Parliamentary process was something of an anticlimax after several years of high profile national ....

The melon value chain in Gansu Province, western China: benefits to growers from improved diseasecontrol practices

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Zhang Yanrong; Wei S
  • Publisher: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
  • ISBN: 1863204806
  • Country: China
  • State/Region: Gansu

Melons are widely grown in Gansu Province, western China, and besides supplying consumers within the province, melons are transported to interstate markets. The current supply chains have various constraints that prevent delivery of satisfactory and consistent product, and these include technical issues of pests and diseases, inade ....

The Monitor

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

The Monitor is an online tool that delivers a broad range of climatic, production, biophysical and economic information, for various regions throughout Australia. The Monitor provides the ability to explore and report on spatial, temporal and point-based data and information at various regional scales. The Monitor also provides access to a map ....

The National Farmer's Federation Perspective on the Implementation of the Basin Plan

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

Depending on the perspective of each person or organisation, the passage of the Basin Plan has met with mixed reactions. For Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) Chair, Craig Knowles, it was seen as a time to celebrate. However, the jury is still out for the irrigation industry and the Basin’s communities who remain concerned about the potenti ....

The political response to rural social and economic sustainability: A cross-national study of Thai and Australian rural policy, 1997-2007

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Nirathron, Narumol; Whitford, Troy
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: 22.1
  • Publisher: eContent Management
  • Published Location: Australia
  • ISBN: 10371656
  • Country: Australia, Thailand

This article provides a cross-national examination of Thai and Australian political responses to rural social and economic inequity during the period 1997-2007 using an historical lens. It highlights different policy approaches and their philosophical underpinnings. Both the National Party and Thai Rak Thai Party shared similar policy positions. ....

The regional economic impacts of introducing dual function forestry into an agricultural landscape

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Cockfield, Geoff; Chalmers, Linden; Apan, Armando; Thompson, David
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 17, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

A greenhouse gas emissions abatement scheme that includes payments for sequestration could encourage the establishment of plantations in agricultural areas, which could in turn, change regional economic output. This study is an examination of the regional economic impacts of establishing woodlots for both timber production and carb ....

The Responsibilisation of food security: what is the problem represented to be?

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Amber Bastian and John Coveney
  • Journal Name: Health Sociology Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 22, No. 2

Food security is an evolving concept with various definitions and associated meanings. The way food security is understood by policy-makers impacts on how it gets addressed in public policy. This research uses an interpretive approach to uncover how food security is represented by stakeholders. Semi structured interviews were conducted with 24 st ....

The Returns to Research and Extension Services in Regions and Zones of South Australian Broadacre Agriculture: A Comparison of Two Total Factor Productivity Decomposition Models

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Black, Ian; Walker, Greg
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 15, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

This paper reports total factor productivity decomposition modelling results of the returns to research and extension in zones and constituent regions of broadacre agriculture in SA, with the ultimate objective of providing policy advice on future research and extension (R&E) resource allocation. A traditional TFP decomposition ....

The Role of Portable Sawmill Microenterprise Adoption in Promoting Rural Community Development and its Application in Small-Scale Forest Management

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Lupo, Crystal Victoria
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Auburn University
  • Published Location: United States -- Alabama
  • ISBN: 9781124504063
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Alabama

Changes have taken place in the United States economy over the past several years attributable to the overall global economic environment. As a result of the weakened U.S. economy, there is reduced demand for lumber and other wood-based products utilized within the housing market sector. The forest product industry plays a vital role in ....

The rural adjustment scheme: its role, operation and effectiveness

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Bill Malcolm et al
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642578044
  • Country: Australia

This report investigates the role, operation and effectiveness of the Rural Adjustment Scheme in dealing with farm businesses experiencing difficult financial circumstances. It looks at issues such as the history of low incomes in agriculture, the 'farm problem', adjustment, and the role of the former RAS in Australian agriculture. It also examin ....

The second transformation of southern Australian agriculture, regional landscapes and communities

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Meyer, Wayne; Radcliffe, John
  • Journal Name: Agricultural Science
  • Journal Number: Vol. 23, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

The development and evolution of Australian agricultural practice is a story of rapid and transformational adaption. The importation of European agricultural species and methods needed subsequent major changes to cope with the great diversity of climates, soils and competing vegetation in this highly weathered land. Initial, labour ....

The Social and Economic Implications of Farm Plantation Forestry: A Review of Some Key Issues

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Tonts, Matthew; Black, Alan
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 13, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

Over recent years, extensive tree plantations have emerged as a significant land use in a number of regions across Australia. While trees have the potential to contribute to the mitigation of a range of environmental problems, such as soil salinity and erosion, there are growing concerns that large-scale plantations can have negati ....

The Sustainable Farm Families Project : changing attitudes to health

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Brumby Susan A; Willder Stuart J; Martin John
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.9, No.1
  • Country: Australia

The Sustainable Farm Families project focuses on the relationship between occupational health and safety and farm family health to address premature death, morbidity and injury on Australian farms. It uses health literacy through education and physical assessment to improve health and knowledge outcomes for farm families. This arti ....

The talent drought

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Oakeshott, Georgie
  • Journal Name: About the House
  • Journal Number: 31
  • Country: Australia

Young people are leaving the land in droves and a parliamentary report has found it is not just the drought deterring them from a future in agriculture. Rural Australia’s talent pool is evaporating. According to a new parliamentary report, life on the land is full of hurdles—poor training and educational opportunities, inadequate research and ....

The traditional fisheries catch of Torres Strait Islanders

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Kingston AG; Jacobs DR; Bishop M; Lilly S; Skewes TD; Burridge CM
  • Publisher: CSIRO Marine Research
  • Published Location: Cleveland Qld
  • ISBN: 1876996706
  • Country: Australia

Investigations into the traditional marine catch of turtle and dugong in the Torres Strait Island Protected Zone (TSPZ) were conducted in 14 communities, over four sample years. Estimated annual catch of dugong were 241 in 1996, 287 in 1998, 692 in 1999, and 619 in 2000/2001. Annual catch of green turtles were 1896, 1097, 1507, and ....

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