Too true, productivity will have very little to do with it. The guy from NT on the telly was saying how someone will need to keep sheep there and look after the herd wellBut I bet applicants will be falling over themselves to come up with wackey conservation plans, and NT will be able to pick and choose their best value option - not one that actually involves making a living from actual farming.
Think they said it was an ex holiday cottage near byWhere is the house ?
That's true. I think I'm becoming a bit of an old cynic though (i'm nearly 40); I can think of several people locally over the past 15 or so years who were good at getting the media's ear about how traditional farming was all wrong and how they were doing things much better. Loads of public money poured into their ventures (ERDP and so forth) and lo and behold, a few years later and they are no longer trading.Hmm... it could be a good start for someone, especially if the tenancy allows a bit of tourist exploitation. Might be a kickstart for a public career as the 'go-to' eco-farmer the media want...
I'm as cynical as anyone else about this, I particularly liked the bit where it said it would suit someone with a love of sheep!