How to convey epidemiology when farmers can’t read or write? - Experiences on poultry extension in work in Myanmar

Henning, Joerg and Meers, Joanne (2010). How to convey epidemiology when farmers can’t read or write? - Experiences on poultry extension in work in Myanmar. In: Australian College of Veterinary Scientists Science Week 2010, Surfers Paradise, Australia, (). 1-3 July 2010.

Author Henning, Joerg
Meers, Joanne
Title of paper How to convey epidemiology when farmers can’t read or write? - Experiences on poultry extension in work in Myanmar
Conference name Australian College of Veterinary Scientists Science Week 2010
Conference location Surfers Paradise, Australia
Conference dates 1-3 July 2010
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Oral presentation
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Extension is an ongoing process of delivering useful information to people (communication) and then assisting those people to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to utilize effectively this information or technology (education) in order to improve their quality of life. This implies a shift from traditional methods to new science-based methods of production, but in many developing countries people are illiterate and unable to understand written outcomes of scientific research.

This paper summarizes experiences obtained in an ACIAR project between 2005-2007 in Myanmar, where results from epidemiological field investigations and intervention studies were ‘translated’ in an understandable manner to village communities. Rural chicken farmers were the central focus of this extension work, by which we aimed to demonstrate simple and sustainable methods that would improve the health and production of scavenging chicken flocks.

Unique extension material addressing country-specific, traditional and public perspectives were developed and tested in village international journals into clear pictographic messages comprehendible by villagers. Details, difficulties and pitfalls in using extension and training methods in different cross-cultural settings will be discussed.environments to transform scientific outputs published in
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Australian College of Veterinary Scientists—Epidemiology Chapter

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Veterinary Science Publications
 
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