Living Longer on the Land: Case studies of the sustainable Farm Families Program in the Sugar and Cotton industries

  • 111 pages

  • Published: 23 Jan 2015

  • Author(s): Brumby, S, Martin, J, Professor, Willder, S

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The health and well-being of all Australians is an important factor in the social and economic success of the nation. This report provides an insight into the current health status of rural farming families within the sugar and cotton industry. It increases our understanding of what factors impact farming family health and identifies measures to improve farming family health, well-being and safety. Many of the specific strategies to improve farming family health were provided by the farmers themselves.

The report is targeted at people interested in the impact of health and well-being of farming families in rural and remote Australia. This includes farming families, the farming workforce and agricultural industries, especially those involved in policy and resource allocation decisions.