Globally Engaged? Responses to Neoliberal Globalisation among Family Farmers in Australia (2009–2011)
Australia has one of the most ambitious programs of agricultural reform in the world, which makes Australian family farmers some of the most globally embedded actors. The project examines how family farmers interpret and act within this reform environment. It will fill a critical gap in knowledge on how family farmers negotiate free market regimes; bring farmers to the centre of mainstream debates about globalisation; provide baseline survey data for international comparison; and provide new insights into farmer take-up of free trade policies. As well as placing Australian scholarship at the forefront of research in this area, the project will assist policymakers in identifying which farmers have adapted best to this new environment.