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Cover for Introduction.

This introductory chapter highlights the success of Australian agriculture. It also spells out the major objectives of the book and explains how the book is organized.

Author(s)
Zhou, Z. Y.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939458)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation agriculture in Australian dryland cropping.

This chapter describes the role of conservation agriculture (CA) in Australian dryland cropping. The advantages and disadvantages of crop stubble retention in Australian agricultural systems, and the benefits of crop rotations are discussed. The current trends in Australian CA practices are also...

Author(s)
Rochecouste, J. F.; Crabtree, B.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Developing successful agriculture: an Australian case study.

This book showcases the development of Australian agriculture and draws implications for other countries about what they could learn from the lessons and experiences of Australian agriculture. It is written chiefly for agricultural and rural policy makers in government departments and international ...

Author(s)
Zhou, Z. Y.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939458)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Getting the institutions right.

This chapter explains various institutional arrangements (the constitutional framework; land tenure; the government, the public service and the Department of Agriculture; the transparent policy process; and agricultural services) and demonstrates how they have facilitated or affected Australia's...

Author(s)
Zhou, Z. Y.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939458)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Protecting farmers' interests.

This chapter demonstrates how farmer interests in Australia are protected. There are several mechanisms with which farmers' interests are protected in Australia. These include rural politics, farmers' own organizations and overall conducive institutional arrangements and government policies.

Author(s)
Zhou, Z. Y.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939458)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Deregulating agriculture.

This chapter shows the experience of agricultural deregulation in Australia. First, a brief history about the extent of agricultural regulation prior to the 1980s is presented. This helps the reader to appreciate how daunting the task was. The second section demonstrates how the deregulation of...

Author(s)
Zhou, Z. Y.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939458)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Encouraging entrepreneurial farming.

This chapter explains how the Australian governments have tried to encourage farmers to be entrepreneurs and how Australian farmers have responded. Since the early 1980s, as deregulation and the removal of controls progressed, being entrepreneurial gradually became more necessary for farmers to...

Author(s)
Zhou, Z. Y.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939458)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Agri-food chain relationships.

This book is the result of several years of research activity on the topic of how to better link farmers, processors and retailers with each other in order to ensure and improve the supply of food products which meet consumer needs and wants. The book is structured in three parts. Starting with an...

Author(s)
Fischer, C.; Hartmann, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936426)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agricultural policy reform and adjustment in Australia and New Zealand.

Agricultural agents, be they farmers, processors or marketers, adapt rapidly to new economic and policy environments. As a result, the effects of policy reform are not as severe as feared because adjustment costs are shared between market participants. Short-term declines may even be reversed after ...

Author(s)
Harris, D.; Rae, A.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930332)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for The economics of livestock disease insurance: concepts, issues and international case studies.

This book on the economics of livestock disease insurance is organized into three major parts. Following an introduction (chapters 1-2), part II (chapters 3-8) includes a variety of discussions about what is known about how to build a livestock insurance programme. It begins with a look at the...

Author(s)
Koontz, S. R.; Hoag, D. L.; Thilmany, D. D.; Green, J. W.; Grannis, J. L.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990774)
Type
Book

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