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Developing Successful Agriculture: An Australian Case Study

By: Zhou Zhang-Yue(Author)

240 pages, Illustrations

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Dec 2012 | #219979 | ISBN-13: 9781845939458
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About this book

Agriculture remains an important industry to both developed and developing economies. Unfortunately, many developing countries are still suffering from a lack of agricultural growth, especially those in Africa and South Asia. Australia's agricultural system has developed from almost non-existence 220 years ago to one of the most advanced and efficient in today's world. It is also one of the least distorted, receiving little government assistance. Developing Successful Agriculture provides an updated and comprehensive account of a successful agricultural story, which can stimulate policy makers, researchers, agribusiness consultants and students to relate the Australian experience to their own agricultural development.

"The layout of the book is helpful with the usual table of contents,lists of tables and figures, a list of abbreviations and a glossary (although a relatively short list to explain terms some readers may not be familiar with). The text is easily readable, although I suspect most readers would use the book for reference, rather than read it in its entirety like a novel. As such, it is a useful, up-to-date reference about Australian agriculture. I think the author achieved his worthy objective of providing a commentary on Australia's agricultural development that will help developing countries learn from Australia's experience. Although farming practices in developing countries are vastly different to those in Australia, I agree that there are many valuable lessons to be learned by those countries from our experience."
– Malcolm Wegener, University of Queensland, Australia in The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics


Part I Australian Agriculture: A Success Story
1. Introduction
2. Agricultural Development

Part II What Has Made Australian Agriculture Successful
3. Getting the Institutions Right
4. Protecting Farmers' Interests
5. Deregulating Agriculture
6. Encouraging Entrepreneurial Farming
7. Proactive R&D Investments
8. Innovative Farming Community
9. Fostering Sustainable Farming

Part III Handling Emerging Challenges for Future Success: The Australian Way
10. Handling Emerging Challenges

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