Issues including live animal exports, battles over the protection of aquifers from mining, and contests over rural carbon emissions have led to increasing demands on farmers to conduct and communicate their farming practices so as to protect their `social licence to farm'. As resources become scarce and society's expectations more diverse farming can expect that social licence issues will become both more difficult and more important. Reading this book will help. From the CSIRO.
Issues including climate variability, water scarcity, animal welfare and declining biodiversity have led to increasing demands on farmers to conduct and communicate their farming practices so as to protect their 'social licence to farm'. Farmers are increasingly expected to demonstrate their social and environmental responsibility as a pre-condition to being allowed to carry out their preferred farming and commercial practices. In Defending the Social Licence of Farming, authors from Australia, the USA, Europe and Iceland document the diverse issues associated with the 'social licence to farm'. They provide examples of different sectors' strategies and experiences, and give specific indications of what is involved in coping successfully with this political and legal dimension of farming.