A profile of the Farmers4Safety EIP-AGRI Project has been added to the Social Innovations Database on the FARMWELL Horizon 2020 Project website. Please see here.
This project aims to tackle and improve existing social norms around farm safety, health and wellbeing by utilizing a peer-to-peer ‘Buddy’ mentoring approach in the catchment area of counties Cork, Wexford and Tipperary as these are the counties in Ireland reported by the Health and Safety Authority to have the highest number of fatalities in farming over the last ten years. The project’s mentor approach provides strong networking benefits for farmers and their families, enabling the creation of a co-learning environment that allows them to share their farm health, safety and wellbeing needs and concerns with their peers.
The FARMWELL Project aims to improve the mental, physical and social wellbeing of farmers through more accessible social innovations which help address common social challenges facing the farming community such as mental health issues, isolation, physical risks, stress caused by negative societal perceptions, challenges of farm succession and gender issues.