Farm health and Safety Research Compendium 2009

  • 52 pages

  • Published: 17 May 2009

  • Author(s): Clarke, Michael

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This RIRDC publication reflects the major research themes associated with the Collaborative Partnership for Farming and Fishing Health and Safety R&D Plan 2008-2012. These include farm safety and the physical and mental health of farm and fishing families. In selecting R&D projects for the new Farming and Fishing Health and Safety Collaborative Partnership 2009-2012, a wide range of concerned stakeholders were consulted. Projects identified as a result of this process included a ‘plain English’ compendium of recent research and this document is a result of that request. It outlines the valuable work completed by the Joint Venture in Farm Health and Safety between 2002 and 2008 and is an important tool in the dissemination of research results.

The Joint Venture in Farm Health and Safety was supported by R&D corporations – Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC), Sugar Research and Development Corporation (SRDC), Dairy Australia (DA) and Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL). The successor program includes Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC).

The compendium provides easy to read information to assist farmers and their service providers understand the purpose of the research completed by the program, the outcomes of each project, communication of results, the research implications for industry, the key benefits and how to contact the researchers to access further information.