Search results

2910 results found

Journal article

"I'd like to participate, but...": women farmers' scepticism towards agricultural extension/education programmes

This mixed research is inspired by our desire to explain why rural women are cautious in their attitudes towards agricultural extension/education. Fifty-two women livestock farmers from Thessaly-Greece were randomly selected to participate in the study. Our results indicate that at one end of the spectrum...
Report

[In]Sight: Australia's Regional Competitiveness Index 2013 Technical Report

In establishing the Regional Australia Institute (RAI), stakeholders from the regions, government and academia emphasised the extent to which regional Australia has lacked consistent and accessible national level information to inform the discussion on regional development and to guide policy and investment decisions. To address...
Report

[In]Sight: Snapshot of Major Findings for 2013

[In]Sight is an online index and interactive map tracking the competitiveness of Australia's 560 Local Government Areas (LGA) and 55 Regional Development Australia (RDA) regions, unlocking thousands of insights into regional Australia. [In]Sight consists of 59 measurable indicators of competitiveness within ten themes. The best...
Report

2012 Global Food Policy Report

IFPRI's flagship report examines the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2012. By putting into perspective the year's food policy successes and disappointments, it suggests how to move forward those policies that improve the food situation for the poor.
Report

2012-2013 PIRSA Annual Report

Outlines performance summary, organisational structure, outcomes and goals of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia for 2013.
Journal article

55 (at least) and not out of the learning game: older regional students

This article explores older students' perceptions of formal, non-formal and informal learning in regional South Australia. Drawing on earlier studies as well as a continuing one, it compares: the study motiviations of students aged 55 and older enrolled formally in university undergraduate programs; the learning...
Journal article

A creativity-led rural renaissance? Amenity-led migration, the creative turn and the uneven development of rural Australia

This paper explores the relationships between amenity, creativity, internal migration processes and economic development in a significant proportion of rural Australia.
Report

A digital futures plan for the Moreton Bay Region

The Moreton Bay Region in South East Queensland (SEQ) comprises diverse communities, landscapes and businesses. Since 2008, the Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC) has been the single local government authority for the region and is the third largest local government by population in Australia. Regional...
Journal article

A Profile of Cellar Door Personnel: An Exploratory Case Study Analysis of Two Australian Wine Regions

This exploratory study investigated the profile of cellar door personnel working in two wine districts in Australia, the Yarra Valley, Victoria, and the McLaren Vale, South Australia. The project examined the demographic profile, employment relationships, career mobility, and the perceived skills and knowledge essential for...
Journal article

A rapid assessment of the effects of extreme weather on two Great Barrier Reef industries

In coastal areas, extreme weather events, such as floods and cyclones, can have debilitating effects on the social and economic viability of marine-based industries. In March 2011, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority implemented an Extreme Weather Response Program, following a period of intense...