Australiaâ€™s agri-environment policy began in the 1980s. EarlyÂ 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 andÂ 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.
|Title of host publication
|Learning from Agri-Environment Schemes in Australia. Investing in Biodiversity and Other Ecosystem Services on Farms
|Ansell, D., Gibson, F., Salt, D.
|Place of Publication
|Published - 2016