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Title: A conceptual framework for sustainable agriculture
Contributor(s): Williams, Jacqueline  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2011
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/10348
Abstract: This chapter presents a conceptual framework to reconnect the linkage between urban and rural communities, sustainable food production and healthy ecosystems. The framework provides a means to contribute to the social licence to farm through the streamlining and harmonisation of reporting requirements and the creation of a recognition system for sustainable food and fibre products and equitable cost sharing of public good ecosystem services. The conceptual framework is not presented as the definitive design. Rather it is intended as a stimulus to further development of a unified national approach, which harmonises and streamlines key elements. The research presented in this chapter was developed through a collaborative case study with Macintyre Brook irrigators in Queensland. This led to the development of a framework subsequently tested through national and state-based focus groups. This research was undertaken as part of the CRC for Irrigation Futures System Harmonisation Program. The chapter outlines the issues involved in the creation of an integrated framework for evaluation and formal recognition of the sustainability outcomes of farming. It then considers how such a system might be created by harmonising existing public and private sector arrangements. Finally, the chapter reports some preliminary responses to the conceptual framework from discussion groups. Together, these elements suggest that it is possible to create a more comprehensive system to objectively monitor (and reward) farm sustainability.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Defending the Social Licence of Farming: Issues, Challenges and New Directions for Agriculture, p. 181-192
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Place of Publication: Collingwood, Australia
ISBN: 9780643101593
Field of Research (FOR): 050209 Natural Resource Management
070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development
180111 Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 960605 Institutional Arrangements for Environmental Protection
960705 Rural Land Policy
940405 Law Reform
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Other Links: http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/152275858
http://www.publish.csiro.au/pid/6651.htm
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