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Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Farmers, mining and mental health: the impact on a farming community when a mine is proposed

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Jennifer Moffatt, Peter Baker
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 23 No.1
  • Publisher: eContent Management Pty Ltd
  • Published Location: Maleny, Qld.
  • ISBN: 1037-1656
  • Country: Australia

In Australia where the economic benefits of minerals resources development accrue at the national and regional levels, it is farming communities that are at the forefront of the challenges resulting from competing land use. This paper maps the mental health impacts on a farming community in the Clarence-Moreton coal basin, Queensland, after a min ....

Farming Smarter, Not Harder: Securing our agricultural economy

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Laura Eadie and Christopher Stone
  • Country: Australia

Farming Smarter, Not Harder finds that Australian agriculture can build a lasting competitive advantage through innovation that raises agricultural productivity, reduces fuel and fertiliser dependence, and preserves the environment and resources it draws on. To achieve this, Australia needs to: Invest in knowledge: increase government investme ....

Fields of dreams: Agriculture, economy and nature in Midwest United States biofuel production

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Gillon, Sean Thomas
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Published Location: United States -- California
  • ISBN: 9781124967783
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Iowa

This work explores the social and ecological dimensions of recent biofuel production increases in the United States (US), focusing on the case of Iowa. Biofuels are proposed to mitigate the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change, improve US energy security, and support rural economies. Little research has examined how increased US Mid ....

Financial performance of farms in northern Australia

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Van Mellor T; Martin P; O'Donnell V; Drum F
  • Journal Name: Regional Outlook Conference, Alice Springs NT, 16 November 2006, Proceedings
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Australia

Agricultural production in northern Australia was valued at $3.7 billion in 2004-05, around 10 per cent of the total value of Australian agricultural production of $35.9 billion. Northern Australia is defined in this paper to include the Northern Territory, together with the Kimberley and Northern Pilbara regions of Western Australia&nb ....

Fisheries Surveys

  • Year: 1992-2011
  • Author: Australian Bureau of Agricultural Economics and Science
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All
  • Scope: Divided by: State: All
    Region: No
    Industry: No
  • Regularity: Annual
  • Nature of Data (Primary/Secondary): Primary

Provides estimates of financial and economic performance of various fisheries. This resource provides a wealth of publications on regional issues, including specific reports relating to economics of fishing in Queensland. As a collection, these publications provide valuable information on a regional industry. Report Locationhttp://www.daff ....

Fishing Case Tests Economic Waters for Traditional Owners

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Brennan, Sean; MacGillivray, Peta
  • Journal Name: Indigenous Law Bulletin
  • Journal Number: Vol. 7, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

Details of the lawsuit heard in the Australian High Court in December 2007 on whether the consent of the traditional owners is essential for Northern Territory (NT) fishers to trawl the intertidal zone of coastal waters within the boundaries of Aboriginal lands are presented. It is believed that the Court's verdict will be economic ....

Fishing for Foresters: A New Institutional Analysis of Community Participation in an Aboriginal-owned Forest Company

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: DiFrancesco, Darryn Anne
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Ottawa (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494738399
  • Country: Canada
  • State/Region: British Columbia

Aboriginal groups across Canada are looking for new ways to improve the living conditions of their people. Coast Tsimshian Resources LP is a forest company that is collectively owned by the Lax Kw'alaams band, a traditional fishing community in northern British Columbia. This research investigates the collectively-owned company as a pos ....

Focus on Regions No. 1: Industry Structure

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Leanne Johnson; Judith Winternitz
  • Journal Name: Information Paper
  • Journal Number: 49
  • Publisher: Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics (BTRE)
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 1877081469
  • Country: Australia

Australia, like many other developed countries, has experienced a decline in the importance of the manufacturing and agriculture sectors over recent decades, and strong growth in the services sector. In particular, Business services accounts for a large and growing share of national value added and employment. Between 1991 and 2001, the Business ....

Food and Fibre Export Performance Report

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Ridley, L.
  • Editors: Purcell, C.
  • Publisher: Victorian Government, Department of Environment and Primary Industries
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This report provides information on the value of Victorian and Australian food and fibre exports. The report is prepared by the Trade and Investment Branch and is focused on export performance by industry and key export markets for the 2008-09 to 2012-13 financial years. Victorian food and fibre exports were valued at $9.4 billion ....

Food safety in China opens doors for Australia's agri sector

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Jue Chen
  • Journal Name: Australia China Connections
  • Publisher: Swinburne University of Technology Faculty of Business and Enterprise
  • Country: Australia

Swinburne International Business lecturer Jue Chen writes about the huge opportunities for Australia's agri sector as China's growing middle class takes an increasingly stronger interest in where their food is coming from. Report Location ....

Food Sovereignty

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Nick Rose
  • Journal Name: Arena Magazine
  • Journal Number: Issue 123 (April-May 2013)
  • Publisher: Arena Printing and Publishing Pty Ltd
  • Published Location: Fitzroy
  • Country: Australia

Article addresses the issue of global rising food shortages and the formulation of food policy.  Report Location;dn=201218383;res=IELAPA ....

Food value chain analysis

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Haq, Zahoor ul
  • Publisher: International Food Policy Research Institute

The study of value chains comprises of two key concepts: value and chain. The term value is synonym to “value added” in the Value Chain Analysis (VCA) as it characterizes the incremental value of a resultant product produced from processing of a product. For agricultural products, value addition can also take place through differentiation of ....

Food, place and identity: consuming Australia's 'beef capital'

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Lockie, Stewart
  • Journal Name: Journal of Sociology
  • Journal Number: Vol.37, No.3
  • Country: Australia

As social practice the consumption of food demonstrates the fundamentally social nature of the human body and subjectivity. Through eating, individuals are both incorporated into global networks of production and exchange, and incorporate themselves the meanings associated with those foods. Consumption is also, however, a spatially and temporally ....

Forecasting the regional impact of climate variability on Australian crop farm incomes

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Nelson R; Kokic P
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Published Location: Canberra
  • ISBN: 1920925279
  • Country: Australia

Analytical support for developing policies to enhance the resilience of Australian farm households to drought has been heavily dominated by rainfall analysis, whereas the impact of climate variability that matters to farmers and the community generally is the impact on farm incomes. With farm income as the key decision variable, an ....

Forest owner intent: Harvesting Tasmania’s non-industrial private forests

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Dare, M.; Eversole, R.
  • Publisher: Institute for Regional Development
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

Tasmania’s forests are an important economic and environmental resource for all Tasmanians, providing vital employment, recreation and conservation values. The importance of the Tasmanian private forest resource to the forest industry is increasing, with 44% of harvested timber sourced from private forests in 2011-2012. The proportion of ....

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