Wellbeing of Farmers: Mental Wellbeing, Social Wellbeing
Key Challenges: Lack of basic services, Low farm income (market vulnerability), Administrative burden, Legal employment/ fair working conditions, Lack of appreciation/support for female farmers, Pressure from society/negative perceptions
Key Target Groups: Young farmers, Female farmers, Older farmers
Farm Size: Small/Family, Medium, Large
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Key contact: Ellen Vos
Organization: Ferm voor agravrouwen
Learning networks have the objective of peer to peer learning among professional or other networks. Experiences and knowledge are exchanged and a process of mutual learning is installed that enables the participants to develop their capacities.
This learning network should allow to answer the observation that many farmers are facing problems to cope with the challenges they are being confronted with.
These problems in terms of coping both relate to mental problems (emotion oriented coping), as well as practical problems in terms of farm management (problem oriented coping).
Tackling mental and economic/business problems in an early stage
Experiences and knowledge are exchanged and a process of mutual learning is installed that enables the participants to develop their capacities.
Main Outcome of the activity
Reduction of mental and business-related challenges in farming
Main Practical Recommendations
Farmers are looking for solutions themselves, peer-to-peer.
Key Stakeholders Involved
Most Innovative Aspects of the Solution
Farmers are tackling mental and economic/business problems themselves, peer-to-peer and in an early stage