CAP support in Ireland improves farm safety and wellbeing of agricultural workers.
The Farmers4Safety Project helped improve farm safety and farmers’ wellbeing through a peer-to-peer mentor approach using ‘Buddy’ system and awareness raising campaign in three Irish regions that were prone to high levels of farm accidents and fatalities.
The project’s innovative peer-to-peer ‘Buddy’ approach led to effective networking and open lines of communication within the farming community.
‘On the ground’ actions by the Farm Mentors resulted in increased levels of innovative thinking within the farming community in an effort to help address farm accidents and fatalities.
Surveys clarified the diverse needs and challenges facing farmers and their families towards farm safety, health and wellbeing.