Agriculture and resilience in Australia’s North: a lived experience

Noble, Keith, Larkins, Sarah, and Dennis, Tania (2019) Agriculture and resilience in Australia’s North: a lived experience. Springer Nature, Singapore.

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Abstract

This book examines the mechanisms and strategies farmers in North Australia adopt to manage the setbacks and challenges they face. This social research is based on farmers’ experiences, but also draws on the principal author’s own experience after his tropical fruit farm was destroyed by two Category 5 cyclones in five years. Through historical analysis, the book compares historic and contemporary aspirations for northern development, and includes discussion of both the influence of the built environment on individuals, as well as the importance of access to health and other social services.

Exploring the implications of individual resilience strategies for policy development within the broader context of northern development and evolving environmental governance, the book also highlights the fact that this is occurring in a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene.

The book provides a unique perspective and understanding to government, individuals and industries interested in northern Australia and its relationship to the world.

Item ID: 60280
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-981-13-8354-0
Keywords: Resilience strategies, Agricultural resilient, Environmental governance, Fairness in business, Farmers and farming in Northen Australia
Copyright Information: © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2020 07:26
FoR Codes: 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3002 Agriculture, land and farm management > 300210 Sustainable agricultural development @ 70%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420311 Health systems @ 10%
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3301 Architecture > 330199 Architecture not elsewhere classified @ 20%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920413 Social Structure and Health @ 10%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences @ 70%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design @ 20%
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