A win for farmers and a win for the climate

With the first of the Australian Government’s Emissions Reductions Fund (ERF) auctions held in April, hundreds of millions of dollars have been injected into carbon farming projects across the nation. At an average price of $13.95 per tonne, the total funded projects are expected to abate over 47 million tonnes of carbon. For some farmers,…

What is the future of NRM? Public, private and ‘third’ sector

Agricultural productivity in Australia is stagnating and the social fabric of rural communities is in decline (Hunt et al 2012). Coupled with widespread land degradation and a changing climate, it is critical that we manage our natural resources sustainably. Natural resource management (NRM) aims to address these issues. Specifically, it seeks to ‘redress the decline…