Drought science and policy: the perspectives of Australian farmers

Cockfield, Geoff (2013) Drought science and policy: the perspectives of Australian farmers. In: Drought, risk management, and policy: decision-making under uncertainty. Drought and Water Crises. Taylor & Francis (CRC Press), Boca Raton, FL. United States, pp. 185-195. ISBN 978-1-4398-7629-9


This chapter is a summary and discussion of the results of a survey of Australian farmers, as a sample of potential drought science and policy end users, conducted in May 2012. There were four main areas of investigation developed from the discussions and contentions in other chapters of this volume:
• End users' perceptions of drought as a hazard, as discussed in Chapter 2, and how they see climate change affecting drought (Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4)
• Access to and use of scientific and policy information relating to drought, which was introduced in Chapters 1 and 2 and more extensively considered by some of the scientists engaged in knowledge brokering (Chapters 7, 10, and 11)
• Drought preparation strategies and the roles of science associated with that, which were discussed in Chapters 7, 10, and 11
• Perceptions of what factors influenced governments in developing drought policy and what sorts of policies survey participants saw as useful.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2013 05:58
Last Modified: 02 May 2017 01:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: drought science; farmers; government policy; Australia; attitudes; drought proofing
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070106 Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusiness
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040105 Climatology (excl.Climate Change Processes)
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160511 Research, Science and Technology Policy
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960304 Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts)
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960904 Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23746

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