Agriculture and Resilience in Australia's North: a lived experience

Noble, Keith, Dennis, Tania, and Larkins, Sarah (2019) Agriculture and Resilience in Australia's North: a lived experience. Springer, 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 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 discusses the influence of the built environment on individuals as well as 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 will provide a unique perspective and understanding to government, individuals and industries interested in northern Australia and its relationship to the world.

Research Statement

Research Background 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 author's own experience after his tropical fruit rm was destroyed by two Category 5 cyclones in five years. Through historical analysis, the book compares historical and contemporary aspirations for northern development, and discussed the influence of the build environment as well as access to health and other social services.
Research Contribution This book is based on the PhD thesis of Dr Keith Noble, done through TESAG, and supplemented by additional material contributed by Tania Dennis (the built environment) and Dr Sarah Larkins (health and health services).
Research Significance Exploring the implications of the 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 will provide a unique perspective and understanding to government, individuals and industries interested in northern Australia and its relationship to the world.
Item ID: 60375
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-981-13-8354-0
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Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2019 23:59
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development @ 40%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070101 Agricultural Land Management @ 40%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111717 Primary Health Care @ 20%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960609 Sustainability Indicators @ 40%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920506 Rural Health @ 20%
90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9002 Property, Business Support Services and Trade > 900299 Property, Business Support Services and Trade not elsewhere classified @ 40%
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