Evaluation of the Fertcare Program

This project evaluated the Fertcare program which  is an accreditation and training program managed by the Fertilizer Industry.The evaluation included a review of the literature regarding behavioural change; a review of the learning outcomes documented in the Fertcare training material; a focus group discussion with relevant stakeholders; face-to face interviews with Fertcare trained staff in the ten high priority catchments identified in the reef water quality protection plan and farmers who have received service from Fertcare trained staff. A mail survey of Fertcare trained staff in other areas of Australia  was also conducted. A mail survey was also conducted with farmers in the reef catchment areas to assess their views on fertliser use.

Completed in 2007

Funded by: Tim Cummins and Associates

Contact: The Institute for Rural Futures