A framework for an Australian system of agriculture

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The workshop sessions of the 2002 Fenner Conference provided a forum for landholders, researchers, policy developers, rural community members and government agency staff to come together to discuss principles and theories for a framework to develop an Australian system of agriculture. Six regions formed the basis of the workshops and this ensured many diverse and wide ranging issues were discussed. Despite the diversity of the regions, it became clear that there were common issues that needed to be addressed before any move forward could be achieved. The common elements included: the identification of problems by local people; the involvement of landholders in the development of solutions or programs;, financial support for the implementation of innovative practices; and positive recognition for innovative practices by both the local and urban community. These key issues are presented as a framework upon which the principles and theories of an Australian system of agriculture need to be attached.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgriculture for the Australian environment
EditorsBenjamin Wilson, Allan Curtis
Place of PublicationAlbury
PublisherJohnstone Centre
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)1864671386
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventAcademy of Science Fenner Conference - Canberra, Australia
Duration: 30 Jul 200201 Aug 2002


ConferenceAcademy of Science Fenner Conference


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