Organisation

Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

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Why do farming families diversify?

In Australia, diversification is being implemented by farming families and promoted by extension personnel to build economic resilience to maintain rural landscapes and communities in the face of increasing financial and environmental pressures. The purpose of this report is to gain a better understanding of...
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Wood pellet stoves for pollution and greenhouse gas reduction

This research was carried out in the Northern Tablelands of NSW to determine whether pellet heaters could provide an alternative form of domestic space heating without the environmental and health costs of current space heating options. The research looked at barriers to adoption of pellet...
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New Connections Driving Innovation and Productivity

This report examines the impact that broadband technology is having on the information and communications technology capabilities of regional industries. Changing capabilities are enhancing the productivity of rural businesses as internal efficiencies are realised, market access is increased and better relationships within the supply chain...
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Transport Infrastructure for Australia's Agricultural Needs

Transport is a fundamental 'finishing component' of agricultural production. Inefficient or insufficient transport infrastructure reduces the ability of producers to meet consumer demands and to achieve a fair return for their product. Efficient transport infrastructure planning that both recognises the unique nature of agricultural production...
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Unlocking successful new rural industries - Is supply chain management the key?

The agricultural industries of Australia have been a cornerstone of the nation's economy. Their economic contribution comes largely from traditional industries such as wheat, sheep, sugar and beef. However, new agricultural industries also have the potential to make an important economic contribution to the prosperity...