NPR - TOWARD A BETTER NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT DELIVERY MODEL WITH A GREATER EMPHASIS ON THE FARMING SECTOR – THE TAMAR VALLEY EXPERIENCE
A belief that the current natural resource management (NRM) delivery model in Australia is failing to provide tangible on ground outcomes within the farming sector is proving to be a catalyst for the examination of alternative delivery models. However, there exist workable examples contributing to on-farm NRM and production outcomes that provide value for money investment, with the flexibility to cater to local needs at a sub- regional level. These community-based models owe their success by being truly community driven and more closely linked to producers and local government than the regional NRMs are. The Tamar Valley has such a community driven model, which demonstrates another way for NRM program and project delivery into the farming sector.
Keywords: Natural resource management, delivery model, Tamar, community