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Good health and a safe work environment

a requirement for sustainable livelihood and food security among Ugandan farmers

Lunner Kolstrup, Christina (2014). Good health and a safe work environment. Uppsala.

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Abstract

A pilot study was conducted among Ugandan farmers in May 2014. Six male and female farmers were interviewed about their experiences and attitudes towards health, safety and risk factors in agriculture, and how these affected their livelihood. In general, the level of knowledge and awareness of agricultural health and safety risks as well as disease and injury prevention was low. The farmers found milking, spraying of animals and plantation work demanding work tasks. The main findings concerned the farmers reporting symptoms of poisoning when they sprayed the animals with insecticide and lack of safety information. The farmers expressed the need for information and practical training in agricultural health and safety, and disease and injury prevention.

Authors/Creators:Lunner Kolstrup, Christina
Editors:Glynn, Carolin and Planting, Malin
Title:Good health and a safe work environment
Subtitle:a requirement for sustainable livelihood and food security among Ugandan farmers
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En pilotstudie genomfördes bland ugandiska lantbrukare maj 2014. Sex manliga och kvinnliga lantbrukare intervjuades om erfarenheter och attityder till hälsa, säkerhet och riskfaktorer inom jordbruket, och hur det påverkade deras försörjning. Generellt var kunskapsnivån och medvetenheten om hälsa och säkerhet i jordbruket låg. Mjölkning, insektsbehandling av djur och markarbete var fysiskt krävande arbetsuppgifter. De viktigaste resultaten var lantbrukarnas rapporter om förgiftningssymptom när de behandlade djuren med insektsmedel och bristen på information om hälsa och säkerhet. Lantbrukarna uttryckte behov av information och praktisk utbildning i hälsa, säkerhet samt förebyggande av sjukdomar och skador i jordbruket.

Series/Journal:SLU-Global report (BIB17589048)
Year of publishing :2014
Depositing date:27 March 2015
Number:2014:6
Page range:98-101
Number of Pages:4
Place of Publication:Uppsala
Publisher:Agricultural Sciences for Global Development (SLU Global), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Associated Programs and Other Stakeholders:SLU - Agricultural Sciences for Global Development > Scale issues in relation to food security and poverty alleviation
ISBN for printed version:978-91-576-9255-9
ISBN for electronic version:978-91-576-9256-6
Language:English
Additional Information:The Project was financed by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of its special allocation on global food security
Publication Type:Other
Refereed:Yes
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:Q Food science > Q01 Food science and technology
X Agricola extesions > X38 Human medicine, health, and safety
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 405 Other Agricultural Sciences > Agricultural Occupational Health and Safety
Keywords:health, safety, work environment, farmers, livelihood, sustainable agriculture, food security, Uganda
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2567
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2567
ID Code:12040
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Work Science, Business Economics, and Environmental Psychology
Deposited By: Christina Lunner Kolstrup
Deposited On:18 Aug 2016 10:07
Metadata Last Modified:18 Aug 2016 10:07

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