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Long-Term Efficacy of the Federal Conservation Reserve Program Relative to Feasible Agricultural Land-Use Alternatives and Free Market Competitive Viability

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Rogers, Duke
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Walden University
  • Published Location: United States -- Minnesota
  • ISBN: 9781124720784
  • Country: United States

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is a voluntary program for agricultural landowners designed to promote conservation of groundwater, topsoil, wildlife, and environmental preservation. CRP benefit, from a programmatic standpoint, is well documented in the academic literature. Less understood, however, is how individual program part ....

Making Connections, Filling the Gaps - Towards a Digital Region

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Williams, Tim
  • Publisher: RDA Mid North Coast
  • Published Location: Port Macquarie, NSW
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The aim of the strategy is to exploit three key linked opportunities in the region: the advent of high speed broadband the fast-growing shift to online public services and engagement with citizens, at local government, federal and state level the emergence of a digital economy and clusters of manufacturing, creative, health and knowledge bas ....

Making the Connection: A Qualitative Study of Brokerage in Aboriginal Health in a Metropolitan Area of Victoria and a Regional Area of New South Wales

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Cheng, Melanie S; Clarke, Angela; Moore, Timothy D; Lau, Phyllis M
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 35, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Objective. Health brokerage is one method being employed by government health agencies in an attempt to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people' access to primary healthcare. This qualitative study explores key stakeholders' understanding and acceptance of the health brokerage model, prior to the implementation of brok ....

Management of Renewable Energy and Regional Development: European Experiences and Steps Forward

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Zamfir, Andreea Ileana
  • Journal Name: Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management
  • Journal Number: Vol.6, No.3
  • Publisher: Research Centre in Public Administration & Public Services
  • Published Location: Bucharest, Romania
  • Country: Europe

The issues of the renewable energy and regional development have become major priorities for public policy makers across the globe. Therefore, this study explores some European experiences and steps forward in the field of the management of renewable energy and regional development. Firstly, an overview of renewable energy issues in Eur ....

Measuring public preferences for and the economic value of the multifunctionality of agriculture in the United States

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Griffith, Jacob Wayne
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • Published Location: United States -- Illinois
  • ISBN: 9781124719269
  • Country: United States

There is a growing consensus that agricultural and rural lands contribute more than just commodity outputs; they also contribute non-market or non-commodity outputs as well. These non-market attributes of agriculture are well documented; ecosystem services, rural heritage, rural economic validity, and domestic food security to name a fe ....

Mental Models: An Interdisciplinary Synthesis of Theory and Methods

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Jones, N. A., H. Ross, T. Lynam, P. Perez and A. Leitch.
  • Journal Name: Ecology and Society
  • Journal Number: Vol.16, No.1
  • Country: Australia

Mental models are personal, internal representations of external reality that people use to interact with the world around them. They are constructed by individuals based on their unique life experiences, perceptions, and understandings of the world. Mental models are used to reason and make decisions and can be the basis of individual behaviors. ....

Migration, labour demand, housing markets and the drought in regional Australia

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Boyd Hunter and Nicholas Biddle
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • ISBN: 1446-9871
  • Country: Australia

This report explore the interactions between local labour demand and short-term and long-term mobility or, more correctly, migration. Given that the definition of drought is contested, sensitivity analysis was conducted using independent regional data. Census data for Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) throughout Australia were used to capture mobili ....

Mining law in New South Wales : a discussion paper

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Environmental Defender’s Office (Ltd) NSW
  • Publisher: Environmental Defender’s Office (Ltd) NSW
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

This paper has been drafted to encourage discussion about the legal framework for mining in NSW, and to promote positive environmental outcomes. It identifies key inadequacies with the current system and makes recommendations for legislative change to make the current processes more sustainable, robust, equitable and transparent. The paper focuse ....

Mining the truth: The rhetoric and reality of the commodities boom

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: David Richardson and Richard Denniss
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All Regions

This paper seeks to describe the various ways in which the mining boom is changing the Australian economy. In particular, it highlights some of the negative consequences of the boom which are rarely acknowledged in public discussion of economic issues. Report Location ....

Motivations, expectations and experiences of Australian rural and regional planners

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Evonne Miller, Tony Sahama, Peter Grace, Clevo Wilson, Michael Hefferan
  • Journal Name: Australian Planner
  • Journal Number: Vol.48, No.4
  • Country: Australia

Despite playing an extremely important role in shaping communities, the role and contribution of planners is not widely understood or acknowledged. At the same time, there is a shortage of planners in Australia, especially in non-urban areas. Thus, through an online survey of 185 rural and regional planners, this research explores the motivations ....

Myth busting rural labour shortages. A market segmentation approach reveals new recruitment opportunities

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Hemphill, Elizabeth; Kulik, Carol T
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 17, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

This study examines two regional meat processing plants (MPPs) whose recruitment strategies have failed to meet staffing needs. Using regional population and workforce survey data, this study applies attribute trade-off analysis to segment the regional labour market and two participating MPP workforces on the basis of individuals' ....

NAPSA Investigates Barriers to Rural Pharmacy

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Coome, Ashleigh; Gillespie, Briohny
  • Journal Name: Australian Pharmacist
  • Journal Number: Vol. 30, No. 5
  • Country: Australia

A survey by the National Australian Pharmacy Students' Association's (NAPSA's) Rural and Indigenous Affairs Committee (RIAC) found that almost half the students wanted to complete their internship in a nonmetropolitan area. In addition, about 80% of the respondents stated they had considered practising in a regional, rural or remot ....

Networked resilience in rural Australia - a role for health promotion in regional responses to climate change

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: van Beurden, Eric K; Kia, Annie M; Hughes, Denise; Fuller, Jeffery D; Dietrich, Uta; Howton, Kirsty; Kavooru, Suman
  • Journal Name: Health Promotion Journal of Australia: Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals
  • Journal Number: Vol. 22, Special Issue
  • Country: Australia

Issues addressed: This paper provides a model for how health promotion teams might establish and support regional collaborations of organisations in a broad response to climate change that enables emergence of multiple strategies tailored to regional needs. Methods: Complex Adaptive Systems Theory (CAS) and Organisational Learning ....

Networking and collaboration between communities in eastern South Dakota

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Munsterman, Debra L.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: South Dakota State University
  • Published Location: United States -- South Dakota
  • ISBN: 9781124999807
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: South Dakota

This study focuses on networking and collaboration between communities along the I29 corridor in eastern South Dakota and its effect on economic development. The study evaluated the corridor model of economic development which involves communities working together toward a more effective means of economic development. This study was con ....

New Connections Driving Innovation and Productivity

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Brian Ramsay
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781742542232
  • Country: Australia

This report examines the impact that broadband technology is having on the information and communications technology capabilities of regional industries. Changing capabilities are enhancing the productivity of rural businesses as internal efficiencies are realised, market access is increased and better relationships within the supply chain are po ....

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