Rural Practice Change: Opening Remarks

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Published on November 26, 2008

Author: ruralpracticechange

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by Andrew Campbell
Full details see: http://www.ruralpracticechange.org/

Understanding Practice Change by Farmers — a national symposium University of Melbourne 14.11.08 Andrew Campbell facilitator

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Why is this important? Rural Australia is under pressure, and facing rapid & sustained change The community has multiple requirements of rural landscapes Food, fibre, export income Biodiversity, water, landscape amenity, tourism Residential and commercial space The rapidly evolving carbon & energy agendas These objectives are often in tension currently amplified by climate change and economic & policy uncertainty There are major public policy (and commercial) interests in being able to understand, predict and influence rural practice change

Rural Australia is under pressure, and facing rapid & sustained change

The community has multiple requirements of rural landscapes

Food, fibre, export income

Biodiversity, water, landscape amenity, tourism

Residential and commercial space

The rapidly evolving carbon & energy agendas

These objectives are often in tension

currently amplified by climate change and economic & policy uncertainty

There are major public policy (and commercial) interests in being able to understand, predict and influence rural practice change

 

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