What “community” means for farmer adoption of conservation practices: Some logic and evidence.

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Researcher's References

Pannell, D.J., Marshall, G.R., Barr, N., Curtis, A., Vanclay, F. and Wilkinson, R. (2006). Understanding and promoting adoption of conservation practices by rural landholders. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 46(11): 1407-1424. [If you or your organisation subscribes to the Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture you can access the paper at: http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/72/paper/EA05037.htm (or non-subscribers can buy a copy on-line for A$25). Otherwise, email David.Pannell@uwa.edu.au to ask for a copy.]

Pannell, D.J., Marshall, G.R., Barr, N., Curtis, A., Vanclay, F. and Wilkinson, R. (2006). Adoption of conservation practices by rural landholders, Connections: Farm, Food and Resource Issues, here http://www.agrifood.info/connections/2006/Pannell_et_al.html. (summary version of above paper).

Marshall, G.R., 2008. 'Nesting, subsidiarity and community-based environmental governance beyond the local level', International Journal of the Commons 2(1), 75-97. Online here.

Marshall, G.R. 2009. 'Polycentricity, reciprocity, and farmer adoption of conservation practices under community-based governance.' Ecological Economics 68 (5),1507-20. [If you or your organisation subscribes to Ecological Economics, you can access the paper at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09218009. Otherwise, email gmarshal@une.edu.au to ask for a copy.]

Marshall, G.R., 2008. Community-based, regional delivery of natural resource management: Building system-wide capacities to motivate voluntary farmer adoption of conservation practices, RIRDC Publication No 08/175, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Canberra. Available from https://rirdc.infoservices.com.au/items/08-175

Marshall, G.R. and Stafford Smith, D.M. 2010. 'Natural resources governance for the drylands of the Murray–Darling Basin'. The Rangeland Journal. 32: 267-282. [If you or your organisation subscribes to The Rangeland Journal, you can access the paper at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/RJ10020.htm. Otherwise, email gmarshal@une.edu.au to ask for a copy.] 

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About the Researcher

Dr Graham Marshall

Dr Graham Marshall

Graham’s early career was as an agricultural and resource economist with the New South Wales Department of Agriculture, mainly working on natural resource issues (eg, soil salinisation and waterlogging) that southern Murray-Darling Basin irrigators were addressing through industry-based programs.

His research interests now extend to ecological economics, institutional economics, and common property studies. His current work focuses on community-based natural resource management (NRM), particularly where cooperation from farmers is important.

Graham is author of Economics for Collaborative Environmental Management: Renegotiating the Commons (Earthscan 2005). He leads the project ‘Improving economic accountability when using decentralised, collaborative approaches to environmental decisions’, and recently completed the projects 'Nesting community-based NRM for regional accountability and grassroots cooperation' and (with Dr Ian Patrick) ‘Linking smallholders and agribusiness: Social capital and rural development in eastern Indonesia’.

Graham received the 2003 PhD Research Award from the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society for his thesis Crafting cooperation in the commons: An economic analysis of prospects for collaborative environmental governance.

Recent Projects

Nesting community-based NRM for regional accountability and grassroots cooperation

Linking Smallholders and Agribusiness: Social Capital and Rural Development in Eastern Indonesia (with Dr Ian Patrick)

Improving Economic Accountability when using Decentralised, Collaborative Approaches to Environmental Decisions

Contact: gmarshal@une.edu.au