Timely Project Review

(Published on 13th December 2011)

NZ LandcareTrust has recently published a report entitled 'Review of the Starborough Flaxbourne Soil Conservation Group Project'. The influential project formally wrapped up in June 2008 however interest in the dryland farming techniques trailed within the project continues. The review provides a timely opportunity to reflect on the factors that contributed to the overall success of this project and therefore offer guidance that might be of benefit to future projects.

This 3 year Sustainable Farming Fund project was supported by NZ Landcare Trust and managed by members of the local community, who formed the Starborough/Flaxbourne Soil Conservation Group. The initial aims for the project were to gain community involvement, change farmer attitudes and land management practices towards farming dry land in the Awatere/Seddon area of southern Marlborough in the Upper South Island. All aims were successfully met.

The 'Review of the Starborough Flaxbourne Soil Conservation Project' was published in December 2011 and is available in digital format for download. More information about the project is available from the project webpage>



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