Understanding adoption of on-farm conservation practices in the Burdekin dry tropics, Queensland

Herr, Alexander, Greiner, Romy , and Stoeckl, Natalie (2004) Understanding adoption of on-farm conservation practices in the Burdekin dry tropics, Queensland. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 11 (4). pp. 278-288.

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This article is concerned with the capacity and willingness of cattle producers in the Australian dry tropics to adopt management practices for biodiversity conservation. It explores why landholders adopt or reject these practices using empirical research into the socio-economic status; the extent of adoption; perceived impediments to adoption; and landholder preferences and attitudes towards different natural resource management policies. Economic theory suggests that the extent of on-farm conservation will be less than socially desirable because a wider set of benefits accrue to society while landholders bear the costs. Using a socio-economic perspective of on-farm conservation practices, the authors identify key issues for policy development aimed at increasing adoption.

Item ID: 4977
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1448-6563
Keywords: Burdekin dry tropics; on-farm conservation
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Reproduced with kind permission of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand

Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2009 06:29
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1401 Economic Theory > 140199 Economic Theory not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9102 Microeconomics > 910205 Industry Policy @ 100%
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