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Which Farmers Participate When?

Author: Aslin, H; Giesecke, T; Mazur, N

Organisation: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Published: October 2006

Country: Australia

Research type: Report

This report seeks to gain a better understanding of Australian farmers’ participation in capacity building activities and to identify sources of data on participation rates. It attempts to identify existing baseline information on participation by Australian farmers as a whole, and by agricultural industry, type of capacity building activity, region, and by sociodemographic factors (farmer age, gender, educational level and income). To provide an international perspective, comparisons were made between the formal educational attainments of Australian farmers and their counterparts in Canada and New Zealand.