Farm Health and Safety Joint Research Venture – Impact Evaluation

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  • Published: 28 Aug 2008

  • Author(s): Chudleigh, Peter, Simpson, Sarah

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The report summarises and evaluates the effectiveness of research funded by the Joint Research Venture for Farm Health and Safety (2001-2006).

The report is aimed at institutional investors in farm health and safety, at evaluators of the effectiveness of farm health and safety programs and at health professionals and researchers interested in farm health and safety.

The Farm Health and Safety Joint Research Venture (the FH&S Joint Venture) was managed by the Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC) within the Human Capital, Communication and Information Systems (HCC) Program. The FHS Joint Venture came to an end in June 2006. It had a budget of $1.78 million over the five years, and funded 20 research projects which produced more than 40 research reports. As part of the development process for a new collaborative partnership the impact of the 2001-2006 program needed to be quantified. This processes includes an economic evaluation of impact of selected investments in the form of cost-benefit analysis

The objectives of this research were to summarise the work undertaken by the Joint Research Venture for Farm Health and Safety, to undertake a detailed cost-benefit analysis of three of the projects, and to report on the evaluation to the funding partners.