Changing Land Management
Adoption of New Practices by Rural LandholdersEdited by:
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. + Full description
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. For example, 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.- Short description
"As an introduction into the numerous factors that can and perhaps should be considered when there is a need to change land management practices, this is an excellent source of information and ideas."
N.J. Glithero, Experimental Agriculture, Vol 48 (1), 2012
DetailsPaperback | March 2011 | $ 79.95
ISBN: 9780643100381 | 208 pages | 245 x 170 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
ePDF | March 2011
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
- Broad survey of multidisciplinary literature in one collection
- Supports policy-makers and decision-makers as they advise rural communities how to develop/adapt to a wide range of circumstances, both environmental and economic.
1. Changing land management: multiple perspectives on a multifaceted issue
2. Understanding and promoting adoption of conservation practices by rural landholders
3. The many meanings of adoption
4. Social principles for agricultural extension in facilitating the adoption of new practices
5. Identifying potential adopters of an agricultural innovation
6. Identifying and targeting adoption drivers
7. Enabling change in family farm businesses
8. What ‘community’ means for farmer adoption of conservation practices
9. I hope you are feeling uncomfortable now: role conflict and the natural resources extension officer
10. Counting women into agriculture
11. Bridging the gap between policy and management of natural resources
12. Policy perspectives on changing land management
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