Project Overview

Norman, P., Cockfield, G., Harrison, S. R., Herbohn, J. L., Lawrence, P. and Thompson, D. (2008). Project Overview. In Harrison, S. R. and Herbohn, J. L. (Ed.), Agroforestry and Farm Forestry: Support systems to assess the viability of whole-farm and regional agroforestry enterprises (pp. 1-8) Canberra: RIRDC.

Author Norman, P.
Cockfield, G.
Harrison, S. R.
Herbohn, J. L.
Lawrence, P.
Thompson, D.
Title of chapter Project Overview
Title of book Agroforestry and Farm Forestry: Support systems to assess the viability of whole-farm and regional agroforestry enterprises
Place of Publication Canberra
Publisher RIRDC
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Open Access Status
ISBN 1 74151 685 4
Editor Harrison, S. R.
Herbohn, J. L.
Chapter number 1
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Total chapters 20
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subjects B1
820103 Integration of Farm and Forestry
070501 Agroforestry
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This project, funded by the Joint Venture Agroforestry Program (JVAP), commenced in January
1999 and was completed in February 2002. The project was created out of four initial funding
submissions from four different research groups, namely the Rainforest Cooperative Research Centre
(Rainforest CRC), the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), the Centre for Agricultural and
Resource Economics (CARE) at Armidale, and the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and
Mines (NRM). The research was conducted in two regional study areas, the Eastern Darling Downs
of Southern Queensland and the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales. The project addressed the
RIRDC identified research need for additional financial information and decision support systems for
farm forestry.
The project followed four key threads:
• development and refinement of a whole-farm agroforestry financial model
• survey of farmer participation and attitudes to farm forestry
• construction and evaluation of regional farm forestry case studies
• trial and further development of a multi-objective decisions support system.
The project was successful in achieving its objective of providing farmers and policy makers with a
multipurpose decision support system (DSS) that will allow comprehensive assessment of the
suitability, sustainability and profitability of alternative forestry options in relation to agricultural
enterprise in a variety of farm systems.
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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