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Sustainable and conventional agriculture: an economic analysis of Australian cereal - livestock farming

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Submitted in total fulfillment for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy to the School of Economics, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia.

Topics discussed in the thesis:

- Organic cereals and livestock production and marketing

- Organic crop and pasture production: inputs, outputs, gross margins, net margins

- Managerial skills in, motives for and problems with organic farming

- Returns to farming; psychic income; non-financial issues

- Externalities to conventional farming – soil, water

- Farmers’ perceptions of organic agriculture

- Historic crop yield trends and variability in organic farming

- Effect of transition to organic management on crop yields

- Organic wheat marketing arrangements

- Policy implications of a change to organic crop and livestock management

History

Center or Department

School of Economics

Thesis type

Ph. D.

Awarding institution

La Trobe University

Year Awarded

1989

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