Western Innovators: A fresh approach to landholder capacity building in the Western Catchment of New South Wales

Western Innovators: A fresh approach to landholder capacity building in the Western Catchment of New South Wales Conference Paper

17th Australian Rangeland Society Biennial Conference

  • Author(s): Jennifer Sandow
  • Published: 2012
  • Publisher: Australian Rangeland Society

Abstract: Western Innovators is a mentorship program run by the Western Catchment Management Authority (CMA) which aims to support enterprise development and practice change being implemented by landholders living in the Western Catchment of far west New South Wales. This program has been established with the intention of providing landholders with a fresh form of capacity building and support to achieve improved natural resource management. The program also looks to establish a network of landholders to provide support in implementing practice change and assist in increasing the social capital of the participating landholders and in turn the social resilience. This paper will outline the process that the Western CMA undertook in implementing the program and explore the key elements of the program design. Discussions with mentees will also be used to form examples of the enterprise change and development being undertaken as a result of the program.

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Jennifer Sandow, 2012, Western Innovators: A fresh approach to landholder capacity building in the Western Catchment of New South Wales, Conference Paper, viewed 12 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=3644.

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