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Australian farming and agriculture

Author: Justin Healey
Publisher: Thirroul, N.S.W. The Spinney Press, 2017.
Series: Issues in society (Balmain, N.S.W.), v. 422.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The challenges to Australian agriculture have been many: changes to land use and farm management practices in response to climate change, water restrictions, farm debt, pressures on farmers, reliance on seasonal and migrant workers, as well as variable productivity and international competition. This book examines the current state of the agriculture sector and the environmental and economic outlook. What is the  Read more...
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Australian farming and agriculture.
Thirroul, NSW : The Spinney Press, [2017]
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Healey
ISBN: 9781925339451 1925339459
OCLC Number: 986987287
Description: 1 online resource (65 pages) : colour illustrations
Contents: Chapter 1 --
Agriculture in Australia; Australian farming and agriculture --
grazing and cropping; Value of Australian farm production; Land use and farm management; The changing face of Australian agriculture; UK tops list of foreign investments in Australian farmland; China owns 0.5%; Farmers are in debt, and more debt won't help; Drought and rural assistance; Help farmers with direct assistance rather than subsidies; Six young Australian farmers on why they stay despite ongoing drought; Mental health in rural and remote Australia; Chapter 2 --
Economic and environmental outlook Australia's 'five strong pillar economy': agricultureAustralian agricultural exports; Australia continues to lose market share in global agricultural markets; Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper; Agriculture's importance to the Australian economy; White Paper at a glance; Farmers welcome agriculture White Paper's vision for the future; Free trade agreements fail to boost Australian agriculture and food manufacturing; New free trade agreement with China; How migrant workers are critical to the future of Australia's agricultural industry Feeding a hungry nation: climate change, food and farming in AustraliaAustralia's land clearing rate is once again among the highest in the world; Farming in 2050: storing carbon could help meet Australia's climate goals; Australia has a big role to play in feeding the world; A hungrier, wealthier, choosier, smarter, riskier world: five challenges for Australian agriculture; Exploring issues --
worksheets and activities; Fast facts; Glossary; Web links; Index
Series Title: Issues in society (Balmain, N.S.W.), v. 422.
Responsibility: edited by Justin Healey.

Abstract:

The challenges to Australian agriculture have been many: changes to land use and farm management practices in response to climate change, water restrictions, farm debt, pressures on farmers, reliance on seasonal and migrant workers, as well as variable productivity and international competition. This book examines the current state of the agriculture sector and the environmental and economic outlook. What is the future of farming in Australia? Also includes: worksheets and activities, fast facts, glossary, web links, index.

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