This book follows the history of each of the major commodities or groups of commodities to the end of the 20th century: grain crops, sheep and wool, beef and dairy, working bullocks and horses, sugar, cotton, fruit and vegetables, and grapes and wine. Major issues facing the various agricultural enterprises as they enter the 21st century are also discussed.
Australia's agricultural system has developed from almost non-existence 220 years ago to one of the most advanced and efficient in today's world. It is also one of the least distorted, receiving little government assistance. This book provides an updated and comprehensive account of a successful agricultural story, which can stimulate policy makers, researchers, agribusiness consultants and students to relate the Australian experience to their own agricultural development.
This book tells the stories of innovation, from local food hubs and the GE-free movements to open-source software code, community-shared and urban agriculture, radical transparency, ethics of scale, backyard food-forests and regenerative agriculture. In a time of bullying corporations, supermarket monopolies and environmental degradation, Fair Food offers compelling and inspiring stories of personal transformation from ‘ordinary’ people.
In this book, authors from Australia, the USA, Europe and Iceland document the diverse issues associated with the 'social licence to farm'. They provide examples of different sectors’ strategies and experiences, and give specific indications of what is involved in coping successfully with this political and legal dimension of farming.
This book explains general Precision Agriculture theory, identifies and describes essential tools and techniques, and includes practical examples from the grains industry. Readers will gain an understanding of the magnitude, spatial scale and seasonality of measurable variability in soil attributes, plant growth and environmental conditions
The integration into global and local agri-food value chains requires farmers, food processors and grocery retailers to develop and maintain close and sustainable business relationships with buyers and suppliers. This title provides an overview of the relationship economics and management.
This report is an overview of the management of risk due to livestock diseases, a potentially catastrophic type of risk that can have strong external effects given its links to the food chain and to human health.
There are many different viewpoints about the best way to deal with the myriad issues associated with land use intensification and this book canvasses a number of these from different parts of the tropical and temperate world.
A key introductory text for agricultural students. Covers a broad range of agriculture topics to introduce students to agricultural practices, including: crops and pasture; animal production; farm management and economics; climate change and the future of farming.
This text has been fully updated to comply with the NSW BOSTES Agriculture Stage 6 syllabus (amended 2013). The text contains up-to-date content and data with full colour design, photographs and diagrams. Question sets are spread throughout each chapter with additional questions at the end of each chapter.
The story of farming in Australia has always been one of drama-two steps forward and then three steps back. From the days of the First Fleet through to modern farming of today, the industry has been beset by drought, floods, rabbit plagues, crop diseases, depressions, and disappearing market.
Earth's human population currently exceeds 7 billion, and by the year 2050 our planet will have at least two billion more mouths to feed. When faced with providing food for so many people, the idea is often advanced that Australia will become the 'food bowl' of Asia.
A fundamental resource for preparing Australia's primary industries for the challenges and opportunities of climate change for primary industry professionals, land managers, policy makers. researchers and students.
This book explains why it is important to sustain native plants & animals in agricultural landscapes and outlines issues in developing & implementing practical approaches to safeguard native biodiversity in rural areas.
This book develops a framework for analysis, and investigates the issues that effect the sector internally and interactions with the rest of the economy. A text for students of agriculture, economics and business.