- Winter (August) 2002
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The ‘Domain’ for
Levy-Funded Research and Extension: General Notions with Particular
Applications to the Australian Dairy Industry
Deciding where best to invest
agricultural research funds is quite a dilemma. ‘In principle’ reasoning
Impact of a Foot and Mouth
Disease outbreak on Australia
Herb Plunkett and Stuart
An outbreak of Foot and Mouth
Disease would cost Australia a lot.....
Going on the land – and
getting off it: farm incomes and farm adjustment
Including some considerations
from sociology and better understanding on how farm and rural business and
communities interact could be helpful in the management of rural structural
adjustment and natural resource challenges in regional Australia
Triple Bottom Line Accounting:
How Serious is it?
At worst, triple bottom line
accounting is a ‘spin doctor’s’ exercise in public relations. At best
it signals a genuine desire to perform well in all three areas. Causing
adverse environmental and social impacts may lead to liabilities for a
company – the technical challenge is to translate such contingent
environmental and social liabilities into financial terms.
WTO Doha Round: the
opportunity of a century to liberalise farm trade
Continuing high protectionism
in agricultural world trade, with glacial rates of progress towards freer
agricultural trade, need not necessarily be a permanent state of affairs.
Growing Pork Trade Enhances
the Significance of Quarantine and Disease Status
Through the powerful alliance
of good fortune and good management the Australian pork industry has
expanded internationally in recent times. Though competition is fierce, the
high quarantine status of the Australian Pigmeat Industry is an important
source of competitive advantage.