Landcare and the state: 'Action at a distance' in a globalised world economy

Lockie, Stewart (1998) Landcare and the state: 'Action at a distance' in a globalised world economy. In: Burch, David, Lawrence, Geoffrey, Rickson, Roy E., and Goss, Jasper, (eds.) Australiasian Food and Farming in a Globalised Economy: recent developments and future prospects. Monash Publications in Geography (50). Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 15-28.

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There can be little doubt that the global restructuring of agricultural production, to the extent that it is occurring, has major implications for Australian farmers, governments and environments. Further, the emerging globalisation literature would suggest that these implications are almost universally dire - foreboding a bleak future for the nation-state, the small farmer and the health of the environment - as footloose transnational capital becomes increasingly dominant within the international economy. In sharp contradistinction stands the National Landcare Program (NLP), a program that has attracted unprecedented levels of political, community, and corporate support for the purpose of addressing problems of rural land degradation through the promotion and support of voluntary, small-scale, cooperative, self-help community Landcare groups. At a time of negative farm incomes, drought, and rural decline, Landcare provides a focus for hope and optimism that communities can come together, in partnership with state agencies, to plan their futures and manage the risks and opportunities that trends like globalisation present.

Item ID: 67770
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-909685-65-2
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2021 00:19
FoR Codes: 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3002 Agriculture, land and farm management > 300202 Agricultural land management @ 40%
30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3002 Agriculture, land and farm management > 300203 Agricultural land planning @ 30%
30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3002 Agriculture, land and farm management > 300210 Sustainable agricultural development @ 30%
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