Future Broadacre Agricultural Landscapes – Proceedings of the Conference and Workshop, 15th-17th June 2004

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  • Published: 1 Feb 2007

  • Author(s): Gazey, Pauline

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Agriculture in the grainbelt of Western Australia will be increasingly under pressure from forces such as increasing energy costs, declining rural populations, increasing community expectations over food quality and production processes, new technologies to improve production and efficiency, resource degradation and climate change. A lot of existing research has short time horizons, with poor continuity and connectivity with other research, and little consideration of its place in the ‘system’ and the user need. It also often fails to balance its contribution to a healthy economy with the needs for a healthy society and environment. In response to these common concerns, the major research institutions in WA jointly convened this conference and workshop with the aim of developing a shared vision for research and development to underpin a prosperous and sustainable future for the grainbelt.