Profitability of medium to low rainfall agroforestry in the cropping zone

  • 78 pages

  • Published: 6 Oct 2006

  • Author(s): Abadi, A, et al

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This publication reports a series of case studies comparing the relative profitability of different agricultural systems incorporating woody crops with conventional agriculture in the dryland cropping zones of Western Australia (WA) and New South Wales (NSW). It uses, as comparators, current agricultural land practices as economic benchmarks. Farming systems incorporating prospective woody crops are compared to these benchmarks to ascertain their commercial viability in the low-medium rainfall agricultural environments. The economic methodology and the spreadsheet developed to evaluate these farming systems have broad application to the evaluation of alternative land uses.