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What Does It Take To Grow In The Desert?

Semi-arid and arid lands cover approximately two-thirds of Australia. These heartlands are the focus of a 7-year research
project (Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre – DK-CRC) that has the vision of developing a sustainable future
through the development of thriving desert knowledge communities. The research aims to deliver:

Sustainable livelihoods for desert people, based on new natural resource and service enterprise opportunities that are
environmentally and socially appropriate.
• More viable remote desert communities to support the presence of desert people, as a result of facilitating access to more
attractive services that are delivered more efficiently
• Thriving desert knowledge communities that build self-sufficiency and minimise public subsidy.

The poster provides an overview of the DK-CRC’s operation with a special focus on the management of environmental, cultural
and economic resources.

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Author(s): Childs, J, Craig, J, Davies, J, Ganter, E, McGregor, M, Stafford Smith, M, Walker, B

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Organizations(s): Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre, Muresk Institute of Agriculture, Curtin University of Technology