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Changing Land Management: Adoption of New Practices by Rural Landholders


Vanclay, FM and Parnell, D, Changing Land Management: Adoption of New Practices by Rural Landholders, CSIRO Publishing, Australia, pp. 208. ISBN 9780643100381 (2011) [Edited Book]


Changing Land Management Adoption of New Practices by Rural Landholders edited by David Pannell & Frank Vanclay Key insights for decision-makers as they assist rural communities adapting to changed circumstances. There is a rich and extensive history of research into factors that encourage farmers to change their land management practices, or inhibit them from doing so. Yet this research is often under-utilised in practice. Changing Land Management provides key insights from past and cutting-edge research to support decision-makers as they attempt to influence or assist rural communities adapting to changed circumstances, such as new technologies, new environmental imperatives, new market opportunities or changed climate. Understanding the process of practice change by rural landholders is crucial for policy makers, agricultural researchers, extension agents, natural resource management bodies,non-government organisations and agricultural consultants. Such understanding can assist with the design and implementation of environmental programs, with the prioritisation of agricultural research and with commercial ventures. Common themes are the need for an appreciation of the diversity of land managers and their contexts, of the diversity of factors that influence land-management decisions, and of the challenges that face government programs that are intended to change land management. ABOUT THE EDITORS David Pannell is Professor in Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Western Australia, Director of the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy, and a Federation Fellow of the Australian Research Council. Frank Vanclay is Professor of Cultural Geography at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, and was previously Professor of Rural Sociology with the Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research at the University of Tasmania.

Item Details

Item Type:Edited Book
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Environmental policy, legislation and standards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Vanclay, FM (Professor Francis Vanclay)
ID Code:66640
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2011-02-04
Last Modified:2012-01-05

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