Authors

B Toric

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2006

Series Number

301

Keywords

Avon River Valley Region (WA), Soil degradation, Resource management, Risk assessment, West Mortlock region (WA), Water supply, Water erosion, Land use, Soil fertility, Agricultural land, Losses from soil, Salinity, Flooding, Soil structure, Remnant vegetation, Farmers' attitudes, Waterlogging, Eutrophication, Soil acidity, Western Australia, Wind erosion, Social behaviour, Avon River catchment (WA), Impact, Natural resources, Acid sulfate soils, Farm surveys, Upper Yilgarn Catchment (WA), Water repellent soils, Soil compaction, Surveys

Abstract

The aim of the survey, based on responses of 16 farmers in the West Mortlock and Upper Yilgarn catchments in Western Australia was to determine: farmers' beliefs and attitudes towards land use strategies and practices; key community drivers, motivators and other factors in the community which impact on farmer decision-making; perceived control factors that facilitate or impede behaviour and their power; farmers views on land use management on their farm and in the region.

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