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Farmers' rights in Australia: community gardens may be a way in which a developed country complies with its international obligations

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Guitart, D and Pickering, C and Byrne, J and Lawson, C, Farmers' rights in Australia: community gardens may be a way in which a developed country complies with its international obligations, Griffith Journal of Law and Human Dignity, 1, (2) pp. 216-240. ISSN 2203-3114 (2013) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture provides for farmersí rights as recognition of the contribution farmers make to the conservation and development of plants for food and agriculture production. This article reports on a pilot study to illustrate how community gardens are one way that farmersí rights can be realised in a developed country. The study of community gardens in Brisbane and the Gold Coast cities in South East Queensland Australia found that these gardens represent important dynamic reserves of agro-biodiversity and farming practices that are likely to foster the conservation of germplasm that is poorly represented in industrial agricultural practices. Within the matrix of governmental laws, community gardens are a measure that promotes and protects a realised conception of farmersí rights.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Food security, farmers
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
Research Field:Agriculture, Land and Farm Management not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Author:Byrne, J (Professor Jason Byrne)
ID Code:125118
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2018-03-28
Last Modified:2018-04-09
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