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Rural development from the ground up: agro-food initiatives in Tasmania


Eversole, R and Coates, L and Wells, D, Rural development from the ground up: agro-food initiatives in Tasmania, Development in Practice, 25, (5) pp. 703-714. ISSN 0961-4524 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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2015 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/09614524.2015.1047325


Concerns about the decline of rural agricultural communities have recently refocused on new economic opportunities available in regional food production. This article analyses three on-the- ground case studies of rural development projects in Tasmania, Australia that aimed to develop new regional food opportunities. It analyses these projects to identify how local food producers can create viable economic alternatives in rural settings. The projects illustrate that the existence of regional food assets alone is not enough to guarantee economic development success: rural producers need connections into relevant knowledge networks if they are to identify and respond to new agro-food market opportunities.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Environment Agriculture; Labour and livelihoods; Aid Capacity development; Oceania and Japan
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Urban geography
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:Eversole, R (Professor Robyn Eversole)
UTAS Author:Coates, L (Dr Lea Coates)
UTAS Author:Wells, D (Mr David Wells)
ID Code:102076
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Institute for Regional Development
Deposited On:2015-07-27
Last Modified:2016-02-23
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