A brief history of agri-environment policy in Australia: From community-based NRM to market-based instruments

David Salt

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    Abstract

    Australia’s agri-environment policy began in the 1980s. Early  measures focused on community-based NRM, increasing awareness, and building social capital through Landcare. The perceived success of these early efforts enabled a ramping up of government investment through the Natural Heritage Trust and successive programs. There have been repeated failures to demonstrate measurable outcomes from this increased investment. This has led to a greater focus on targeted, strategic, and accountable programs. The capacities required to effectively deliver these programs have been inadequately addressed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLearning from Agri-Environment Schemes in Australia. Investing in Biodiversity and Other Ecosystem Services on Farms
    Editors Ansell, D., Gibson, F., Salt, D.
    Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
    PublisherANU Press
    Pages91-104
    Edition1
    ISBN (Print)9781760460150
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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