Prospects for SW-Western Australia integrating tourism and agri-food systems

External PersonnelKerry Brown, Lisa Daniel, Subas Dhakal
Research PartnersUniversity of Adelaide
Project FundingBankwest Curtin Economics Centre
Project StatusComplete (February 2016 to December 2016)

Project Summary

This project uses a systems theory framework to analyse and progress understanding about how agri-food systems combined with niche tourism can contribute to promoting and fostering regional development. Supporting an effective and comprehensive regional food system can mitigate problems of weakening rural economic activity and associated social decline. This research generates new knowledge and empirical data about food systems, revealing the fundamental interactions, impediments and facilitators to sustainable regional development. Outcomes and benefits can contribute to all three pillars of regional sustainability through economic advancement, environmental management and community well-being by providing business support and policy resources.