A Vision for Change: National Plan for Women in Agriculture and Resource Management – Second Implementation Report 1999-2000

A Vision for Change: National Plan for Women in Agriculture and Resource Management – Second Implementation Report 1999-2000 Report

  • Author(s): Standing Committee on Agriculture and Resource Management
  • Published: 2001
  • Publisher: Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Australia

Abstract: The National Plan for Women in Agriculture and Resource Management was produced by the Rural Women’s Working Group representing the Commonwealth, States and the Northern Territory, through an extensive process of collaboration, consultation and research. The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Resource Management (SCARM) endorsed the National Plan in July 1998 and it was adopted by all States and the Northern Territory. Vision The National Plan’s vision for change is to achieve profitable and innovative agricultural industries and sustainable resource management and vibrant rural communities by realising the full potential of women. Principles The National Plan is based on five broad principles: • Women and men have a shared responsibility to set future directions and to work to achieve improved outcomes for rural industries and communities; • The prosperity and sustainability of the rural sector will rely on making the best use of the diverse skills and perspectives of all who live and work in it; • Reducing barriers to women’s participation is the joint responsibility of government, industry and communities. This work is most effectively undertaken in partnership; • Organisations that draw effectively on the skills of diverse staff will provide better service to diverse clients; and • Good data collection and research are essential to effective management of change. Five Areas for Action The National Plan includes strategies in five key result areas: • Structures and strategic support; • Skills; • Design and delivery of services, programs and policies; • Communication; and • Research and data.

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Standing Committee on Agriculture and Resource Management, 2001, A Vision for Change: National Plan for Women in Agriculture and Resource Management – Second Implementation Report 1999-2000, Report, viewed 08 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=3778.

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