Use of stakeholder analysis to inform risk communication and extension strategies for improved biosecurity amongst small-scale pig producers
M Hernandez-Jover, J Gilmour, N Schembri, T Sysak, PK Holyoake, R Beilin, J-ALML Toribio
PREVENTIVE VETERINARY MEDICINE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2012
Extension and communication needs amongst small-scale pig producers, described as pig producers with less than 100 sows, have been previously identified. These producers, who are believed to pose a biosecurity risk to commercial livestock industries, are characterized by a lack of formal networks, mistrust of authorities, poor disease reporting behaviour and motivational diversity, and reliance on other producers, veterinarians and family for pig health and production advice. This paper applies stakeholder identification and analysis tools to determine stakeholders' influence and interest on pig producers' practices. Findings can inform a risk communication process and the development of an ..View full abstract
The authors gratefully acknowledge the stakeholders participating in the consultation and verification process. Thanks are extended to the pig producers participating to the data collection process. Financial support for this research was provided by the Australian Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre for Emerging Infectious.