Socio-Economic Scoping Study

This scoping study reviewed the trends and pressures for change in the Australian cotton industry, with a view to identifying possible impacts on communities and regional economies in cotton growing regions. Validatory interviews were carried out with key informants in two case study regions - the Narrabri and Gunnedah districts. Community profiles were prepared for the main cotton growing regions. The study proposes a range of socio-economic indicators to be monitored for future assessment of the social and economic impacts of the cotton industry.

Completed in 2003

Funded by: Cotton Research and Development Corporation

Contact: Richard Stayner