Profiles of rural landholders in relation to natural resource management in the wet tropics region of North Queensland

Emtage, Nick and Herbohn, John (2009) Profiles of rural landholders in relation to natural resource management in the wet tropics region of North Queensland Cairns, Queensland, Australia: Reef and Rainforest Research Centre

Author Emtage, Nick
Herbohn, John
Title of report Profiles of rural landholders in relation to natural resource management in the wet tropics region of North Queensland
Publication date 2009-02
ISBN 9781921359217
Publisher Reef and Rainforest Research Centre
Place of publication Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Total pages 80
Language eng
Subjects K
9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management
9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development
Abstract/Summary This report presents analyses of responses to the mail-based survey of rural landholders' NRM attitudes, values and practices in the Wet Tropics NRM region undertaken by staff from The University of Queensland between December 2007 and January 2008. This report describes the first stages in the development of a typology of rural landholders in relation to their management of natural resources in the Wet Tropics region. The first half of the report describes the results of principal component (factor) analyses of responses to the questionnaire. The second part of the report presents a series of analyses of the differences between groups of landholders. The groups were defined according to the stated main purpose(s) for owning a rural property, their main land use(s), and groups of landholders classified according to their scale of agricultural operations. Four series of landholder profiles are defined, then described and compared. The first two sets of profiles are based on groups of landholders classified according to the landholders' reported primary reason for property ownership and the dominant land use(s) of the property. The third and fourth profiles concentrate on an exploring the variation within the cropping and grazing industries, classifying participants in these industries into a series of groups according to their scale of operation (i.e. the area of land they have available for cropping and grazing activities respectively).
Keyword Landowners
Northern Queensland
Natural resources
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Supported by the Australian Government’s Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility Project 4.9.4 Integrating ecology, economics and people in forests and landscapes. Report to the Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility.

Document type: Research Report
Collection: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
 
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