Impact of a Bilingual Extension Officer – Working farmers from non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB)

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  • Published: 20 Sep 2007

  • Author(s): Dang, H.T., Malcolm, P.J.

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This report examines the impact on the Vietnamese farming community around Sydney during the employment of a Bilingual Officer fluent in both English and Vietnamese. The project improved communication between the Vietnamese grower community and Government agencies and this lead to significant improvements in a range of social, financial and environmental areas for this Vietnamese grower community. This is known as the Bilingual Extension Model. It is proposed that the results from the evaluation of this model will serve as a basis for future decisions for initiating and funding larger scale communication projects to growers from Non-English Speaking Backgrounds (NESB).