Grains and field crops, Natural resources, Animal production and livestock
Bureau of Rural Sciences
This report presents a summary of the key findings from a mailed survey to 2,000 landholders in the South West Region of Western Australia in 2006. The survey gathered information on the key social and economic factors affecting landholder decision-making about the adoption of practices expected to improve the management of natural resources in the region. The response rate for the survey was 69.4%.
The South West Catchment Council, Western Australian Department of Agriculture and Food and the Bureau of Rural Sciences were key project partners. Funding was from a mix of national, state and regional programmes, including the Natural Heritage Trust Extension (NHT).
The South West Catchment is geographically, socially and economically diverse and is made up of six sub-regions (Blackwood, Cape to Cape, Geographe, Leschenault, Peel-Harvey, and Warren). These sub-regions were used to report on differences across the catchment.
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Western Australia, Livestock, Natural resources, Surveys, Horticulture, Cropping systems, Blackwood River Catchment (W.A.), Cape Naturaliste region (W.A.), Viticulture, Resource management, Warren region (W.A.), Farm management, Leschenault Catchment (W.A.), Geographe Bay Catchment (W.A.), Vegetation, Grassland management, Peel Harvey catchment (W.A.), Agriculture, Cape Leeuwin region (W.A.), Land management, South west region (W.A.).
Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, South West Catchments Council (W.A.), Hanslip, M, and Australia. Bureau of Rural Sciences.. (1999), Social and economic data for regional and natural resource management in Western Australia's south west catchment : results of the 2006 landholder survey. Bureau of Rural Sciences, Perth. Report.
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