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The bioeconomic potential for agroforestry in Australia's northern grazing systems.

Donaghy, P. and Bray, S. and Gowen, R. and Rolfe, J. and Stephens, M. and Hoffmann, M. and Stunzer, A. (2010) The bioeconomic potential for agroforestry in Australia's northern grazing systems. Small-scale Forestry, 9 (4). pp. 463-484.

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11842-010-9126-y

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Abstract

Although agriculture generates 16% of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions, it also has the potential to sequester large quantities of emissions through land use management options such as agroforestry. Whilst there is an extensive amount of agroforestry literature, little has been written on the economic consequences of adopting silvopastoral systems in northern Australia. This paper reports the financial viability of adopting complementary agroforestry systems in the low rainfall region of northern Australia. The analysis incorporates the dynamic tradeoffs between tree and pasture growth, likely forest product yields, carbon sequestration and livestock methane emissions in a bioeconomic model. The results suggest there are financial benefits for landholders who integrate complementary agroforestry activities into existing grazing operations at even modest carbon prices.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:DEEDI
Additional Information:© Springer
Keywords:Agroforestry; agroforestry systems; carbon markets; carbon sequestration; economic analysis; financial analysis; emission; grazing systems; greenhouse gases; livestock farming; methane; silvopastoral systems.
Subjects:Forestry
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Farm economics. Farm management. Agricultural mathematics
Deposited On:30 Mar 2011 05:47
Last Modified:30 Mar 2011 05:47

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