When Farmers Fend for the Environment

Observer 203, December 1996/January 1997
Across the OECD area farmers are forming community-based, voluntary associations to improve the environment: conservation clubs, environmental co-operatives and land-care groups. These spontaneous associations have in common a desire to improve the stewardship of land and water resources in a manner that respects local priorities. A forthcoming OECD study examines such co-operative approaches in four member countries: Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and New Zealand.
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