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ERIC Number: EJ848720
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1479-7860
Integrating Education, Extension and Research for the Development of Sustainable Grazing Systems--Australian Landcare and the PROGRAZE[TM] Training Programmes
Martindale, Wayne; Marriott, Sue
Bioscience Education e-Journal, v3 Article c1 May 2004
The continued downturn across the agri-sector evident by indicators such as loss of farm income, low produce prices relative to retail prices, increased management costs of production and declining contribution of agriculture to the National Gross Domestic Product. During this period it has become evident that the importance of grassland farming is not just limited to production of livestock products for the food chain. This article discusses the importance of integrating education, extension and research for the development of sustainable grazing systems. The experiences of the Australian Landcare movement and the PROGRAZE[TM] training programmes offer clear models of successful technology and knowledge transfer processes across the livestock sector that could be potentially used globally.
Centre for Bioscience, The Higher Education Academy. Room 9.15 Worsley Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK. Tel: +44-113-343-3001; Fax: +44-113-343-5894; e-mail: beej@leeds.ac.uk; Web site: http://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/journal
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia