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There are sometimes farmers who play very defensive. In the sense they have a negative attitude to the whole topic of biosecurity because it can be too expensive and time consuming. How to make this interesting for them ? How to approach them?
It is not always easy and it cost time to adress certain problems with farmers, it starts with that the farmer has the motivation to change and acknowledges that there is a problem. So starting talking about biosecurity does not help, and in most cases a coach can have a session with the farmer and the ‘triangle’ (veterinarian, feedadvisor), and look at the management of the total farm, do not start with focussing on the biosecurity. And what is important is to know for what en who the farmer is susceptible to listen to.
In the literature there is a lot of information that use different behaviour models to change the behaviour of farmer. And an important point is that whatever the intervention, tailoring is always important.
In all interventions, customisation is the key word. All farms have their own unique social and physical context in which to operate. Interventions need to fit in with this, if it is social, technical or other interventions.
Dear Heleen, Thanks for the solution. I guess ADKAR Would be much help here.
There are different methodolody used for this kind off aproaches. I am familiar with the ADKAR model, in my research I work with Intervention Mapping (Bartholomew 1998), or behaviour Change wheel COM-B-model (Michie et al 2011) is also known.
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